MARION, Ill. (AP) -- Daycare centers across Illinois soon may have to weather a financial letdown now that the status of state subsidies for such services is in question.
WSIU Radio in Carbondale (http://bit.ly/Kfyrhb) reports that the Illinois Department of Human Services sent out letters to childcare providers this week, apprising them that the agency has run out of funding for the subsidies.
And the agency says it may not change until July, even though it has asked the state Legislature for more money.
Bonnie Bracket of Heartland Kids Early Learning Center in Marion says the state's subsidy covers 40 percent of her revenues. Not getting that funding could force her to borrow money or lay off some workers.
Information from: WSIU-FM.
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