By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois wants to make sure working parents can find quality childcare.

On Thursday morning, Governor JB Pritzker announced a new round of financial relief for licensed daycares in the state. This latest round will give out $300 million in grants.

Since the pandemic started, 5,000 providers have gotten assistance from the state. The governor said it’s necessary to make sure Illinois supports young families so they stay in the state.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff