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Gov. Bruce Rauner expands child care eligibility amid budget negotiations

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

November 12, 2015

Filed under City

After making cuts to state-funded child care eligibility at the beginning of July, Gov. Bruce Rauner expanded the scope of the program Monday, allowing child care centers in Evanston to provide services to families they originally...

Evanston social services cope with Illinois budget stalemate

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

September 20, 2015

Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories

Illinois Budget Crisis After nearly three months without a state budget, the Illinois government is forecasting a growing pile of unpaid bills that will impact the ability of human services agencies to deliver care to v...

Childcare Network of Evanston to expand programs for impoverished families

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

July 25, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

The Childcare Network of Evanston plans to expand its program to help impoverished families care for their children after receiving millions of dollars in grant money in the past month. The local child care service agency will...

Low-income child care vulnerable after no new revenue used to fix 2015 state deficit

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

March 31, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Thursday to fix the 2015 funding deficit, which had disproportionally hurt low-income child care centers. The new law allocates $293 million for early childhood education by taking funding from...

Evanston child care funding stalls with $300 million state deficit looming

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

February 5, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

State funding will likely freeze for local child care programs as a $300 million deficit in program funding looms. State funding for the Childcare Network of Evanston could be in jeopardy because no state fix for the Illinois...

Nonprofits partner to decrease unemployment in Skokie

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

January 7, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A partnership between two nonprofit organizations, one of which is based in Evanston, started this January to fight unemployment in Skokie. Childcare Network of Evanston and National Able Network, Inc. have partnered together to comba...

‘Game-changing’ initiative aims to shape entire Evanston community

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

May 4, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston community leaders are drafting a proposal to bring a long-term education initiative called Cradle to Career to the city. Cradle to Career has established itself with the vision that “by the age of 23, all Evanston...

Evanston service organizations launch collaborative mentoring effort

Sammy Caiola, Reporter

November 28, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

About 60 people gathered in the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of Evanston Mentors, a collective of the city's mentoring organizations. The new group will connect mentorship programs with...