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Illinois is expanding its childcare assistance program.

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(AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the expansion Tuesday, which will allow families at or below the federal poverty line to pay one dollar per month for childcare services. Childcare costs for those making up to 250-percent of the federal poverty line will be capped at seven-percent of household income. The new rules go into effect today July 1st.


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