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Making a strong case for effective investments in children and youth in the Land of Lincoln

Our nearly 600 Illinois business, law enforcement, and retired military leader members make a persuasive case for effective investments in children and youth. They focus attention on the urgent need to give children their best chance to succeed – starting with the youngest and prioritizing the most at-risk. High-quality early education is one of several initiatives that will get Illinois children on the right track, boost our national security, keep our communities safe, and strengthen our economy.


February 6, 2020

Message to Illinois leaders: Prioritize proven programs for children

More than 300 Illinois leaders write to Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly, with priorities for FY2021 Illinois State budget.

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Featured Members

  1. Vice Admiral Nancy E. Brown

    U.S. Navy (Retired)

  2. Christa Markgraff

    Vice President, Operations at Nicor Gas/AGL Resources

  3. Michael Nerheim

    State’s Attorney, Lake County (IL) State’s Attorney’s Office

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