child care subsidy cuts

Proposed child care cuts to trigger downward spiral: "It put families like me and others in a deeper hole."

Megan Cottrell | The Chicago Reporter

Chalonda McIntosh doesn't often take the day off work. But she will tomorrow, when she'll head down to Springfield to protest cuts and funding shortages to the state's child care subsidy program for low-income families.

I talked to McIntosh back in November when I was doing a story about the lack of child care centers around the Cabrini-Green neighborhood where she lives. McIntosh sends her youngest son, Raleigh, to the St. Vincent DePaul’s child care center on North Halsted Street in Lincoln Park, and uses Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) vouchers to help her pay for it.

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