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Protests Continue Over Daycare Worker’s Conviction

Protests continued Thursday over the conviction and imprisonment of Melissa Calusinksi, the former daycare worker convicted in the 2009 death of a toddler.


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Illinois Day Care Providers Caught In Middle Of Budget Stalemate

They won’t get paid until the state budget is passed. As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, some fear the wait could kill them.


Surveillance video shows two suspects drive off with a dog-daycare van. (Chicago Police)

Van Filled With Dogs Was Unattended Before Theft: Surveillance Video

Previously, the highly publicized dognapping incident, which ended with the stolen pets recovered Thursday, was characterized as a carjacking.


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Emanuel Opposes Rauner’s Proposed Cuts To Child Day Care

Mayor Rahm Emanuel questions Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget decisions which affect children, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Hundreds of parents and daycare providers rallied outside the Thompson Center to call on lawmakers to restore child care funding. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Daycare Providers Rally To Get State Funding Restored

Hundreds of parents and daycare providers gathered at the Thompson Center on Friday to call on state lawmakers to restore funding to the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program.


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Daycare Advocates Warn Of Ripple Effect From $300M State Shortfall

Parents could lose their subsidies, and without childcare, they could lose their jobs. And without clients, daycare centers could lose their business. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Jian Feng (Chicago Police Department)

Preschool Worker Charged With Molesting Two Children

Jian Feng is accused of inappropriately touching two 3-year-old girls on multiple occasions while they were in his care, Chicago police said.


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Driver Injured After Car Crashes Into Suburban Daycare Center

A south suburban daycare will likely be closed through the week after a car slammed into the building late Sunday night.


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Police: Man Kept Drugs, Guns In Building That Houses Daycare

A man was arrested and charged after police said they found guns, drugs and cash at an Austin apartment building that houses a daycare in the basement.


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Police Investigating Suburban Daycare Center After Report That Employee Forcefully Grabbed Child

Highland Park Police are investigating an incident at a day care center where a 2-year-old may have been roughed up by an employee yesterday morning.


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DCFS Investigates Daycare Center After Death Of 1-Year-Old

The licensing division of the state Department of Children & Family Services is investigating a West Side daycare center where a 1-year-old girl was found unresponsive Tuesday and later died.


Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Pelosi Calls For Day Care Assistance For Working Moms During Chicago Visit

Speaking here in Chicago, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was urging women to fight hard for more day care assistance for working mothers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Children's House Daycare, Park Forest. (CBS)

Park Forest Daycare Shuts Down Without Warning

Frustrated parents who showed up with their kids still had more questions than answers. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Seven-month-old Jackie Garcia had scratches, possibly bite marks, on her face. (CBS)

Parents Find Possible Bite Marks On Baby At Daycare

When Olga Morales took her first child–just a baby–to daycare, she expected her to be carefully watched.


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Best And Most Affordable Preschools In The Chicago Area

If you’re looking to introduce your 3 to 5 year old child to a structured setting of activities with teachers and other children before the stresses of kindergarten kick in, preschool is the way to go. More structured than traditional daycare, children learn to follow instructions, share and cooperate, and are introduced to the foundations of learning. Finding an enriching and affordable preschool is not easy, but Chicago’s top five make it a no brainer.


Regina Meus, a provider of subsidized daycare, says she may close if the state of Illinois withholds funding this month. (CBS)

Daycare Providers Say State Is Pulling Funding

Daycare centers whose clients receive state funding say Illinois government is pulling payments. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.



Woman Convicted In Toddler’s Daycare Death

A 25-year-old former daycare worker faces a long stretch of prison time, following her conviction in the death of a 16-month-old child left in her care.