Preckwinkle Voices Support of Affordable, High-quality Child Care at Child Care Business Expo

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (third from right), honorary co-chair with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon (not pictured) of the Women’s Business Development Center’s (WBDC) 15th Anniversary Child Care Business Expo, spoke at the Applause Awards Breakfast on June 1 at the UIC Forum about her support of high-quality, affordable home and center-based child care in Illinois. Welcoming her to the event were (from left) Expo Co-Chair Patty Kryscha, manager, community affairs and grassroots, Southwest Airlines; Hedy M. Ratner, WBDC co-president; Emilia DiMenco, chief operating officer of the WBDC; Jackie Gomez, director, Office of Contract Compliance at Cook County; and event emcee Maricela Vazquez, of Telemundo Chicago.

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