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Gov. Pritzker raises reimbursement for early child care

Illinois child care providers will be getting more money back from the state.

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois- Illinois child care providers will be getting more money back from the state.

Starting in January, reimbursement rates are going up by 5%. Centers in Knox and McDonough counties will get an additional 15%.

Governor J-B Pritzker says the change will help improve access to early childhood programs for low-income families, and increase wages for child care providers.