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Illinois day care regulations burden working mothers, fail to make children safe

Illinois’ overly restrictive rules governing day care facilities drive up costs and make high-quality child care unaffordable for many families, while doing nothing to enhance child safety.

The $53 million boogeyman: Illinois' financial woes due to decades of mismanagement, not 7 months of gridlock

Illinois paid $53 million more to borrow money through its Jan. 14 bond sale than it would have paid had politicians not let the state’s debt and government-worker pension obligations spiral out of control, while driving out taxpaying residents and businesses through tax hikes and costly regulations.