News & Resources

Check out the latest news stories on infants and toddlers, and find resources created and published by Raising Illinois members and its partners that inform our work and the work of the state’s early learning and care systems. 

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Our Response to Illinois’ FY 2023 Spending Plan

12 April 2022
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Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2023 Spending Plan & What it Means for Infants & Toddlers Raising Illinois applauds the Illinois General Assembly for approving meaningful, new education and care funding and measures in…

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You’re Invited: Introducing Raising Illinois

28 February 2022
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Access the Virtual Event Introducing Raising Illinois: A Collective Effort Driven by Collective Voices Join us virtually on Thursday, March 17 to learn about Raising Illinois and our vision to solve high…

Our FY2023 Budget Proposal Response

16 February 2022
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Our Response to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Proposed Budget Raising Illinois is happy to see investments directed towards Illinois’ expecting families, infants and toddlers in the Governor’s latest budget proposal but more…

Introducing: 2022 Family Leaders

24 January 2022
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Introducing: 2022 Family Leaders Welcome to our 12 Family Leaders! We are thrilled and grateful to have you on board.  In order for Raising Illinois to lead a movement that will fundamentally…

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Our Fiscal Year 2021 Accomplishments

24 January 2022
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Our Fiscal Year 2021 Accomplishments Raising Illinois members have a lot to be proud of as we look back at last fiscal year. From historic investments and implementations to noteworthy legislation and…

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Family Leader Program, 2021 Application

15 October 2021
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Join Us! Raising Illinois’ Family Leader Program Applications for our 2021 Family Leader Program are available, due November 3   At the core of our work, we recognize the critical importance of…

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Raising Illinois Aplicación para Líder de Familia 2021

15 October 2021
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Raising Illinois Aplicación para Líder de Familia 2021 Las solicitudes para nuestro Programa de Líder de Familia 2021 están disponibles, hasta el 3 de noviembre ¿Conoce de primera mano algunos de los…

Social Media Toolkit

08 September 2021
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Help Us Get the Word Out About Raising Illinois Check out our Raising Illinois social toolkit for easily shareable posts & graphics Help us amplify the work of the Raising Illinois coalition…

IL Prenatal to Three Agenda

23 July 2021
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Our work is guided by an ambitious, comprehensive, multi-year strategic policy agenda to ensure that Illinois’ youngest children and their families, especially those furthest from opportunity, are on a trajectory for success.

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Voices Kids Count 2021

21 July 2021
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Voices for Illinois Children Releases 2021 Kids Count Report The report outlines prevalent factors associated with childhood poverty and reviews the state’s poverty landscape. The most recent report from Voices for Illinois…

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