217 Today: After caring for little ones, Illinois’ home-based child care providers often make minimum wage — or less
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
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In today's deep dive, we’ll learn about home-based daycare providers in Illinois – and their current contract negotiations with the state over retirement benefits and pay.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Alex Degman, Mae Antar, Claire Lane and Esther Yoon Ji-Kang.