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Giving the children of Illinois their best chances of succeeding in life

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Even in the midst of Illinois’ worst-ever budget crisis, our business, law enforcement, and retired military leader members continue to make a persuasive case for effective investments in children and youth. Our members 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.


October 6, 2016

Jim Postl: A Strong STEM Workforce Starts with Early Education

Former Fortune 500 CEO Jim Postl calls for greater investments in early math to help fill STEM jobs and bridge the workforce skills gap, based on a new report by ReadyNation

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  1. September 12, 2016

    2016 Citizen-Readiness Index Infographic


Our Members in Illinois

  1. Eric Weis

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

  2. Jeff Standard

    Sheriff, Fulton County (IL) Sheriff’s Office

  3. Dean Clark

    President & CEO of Graphic Chemical & Ink Company

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