Children's Place supporters protest funding cuts

May 9, 2011 2:49:14 PM PDT
Parents, staff and supporters of the Children's Place Association are protesting budget cuts which they say will harm preschoolers.

The 70 children at the center on the Northwest Side come from disadvantaged families impacted by HIV and aids. But the president of the Children's Place says big cuts are coming in July unless something is done. She calls the facility "a precious resource we cannot afford to lose."

"In spite of all these obstacles, 90 percent of the children leave Children's Place fully ready for kindergarten. This is a remarkable, remarkable place. And this is not what people think of when they think of cutting back on the state budget," said Cathy Krieger, president, the Children's Place Association.

Governor Quinn said Monday that many good groups will be impacted by the state budget which is being negotiated right now. He said he wants to make sure the state maintains its investment in children.

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