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Child care in Illinois is 3rd most expensive in US

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Illinois is the third most expensive state for child care, according to a new report from Child Care Aware of America.

The group looked at child care costs in all 50 states to compile the 76 page report.

The average cost of child care for one child in the United States is a little over $9,000. For two children the cost is around $17,000.

In Illinois, the average cost for one child is over $12,000 and two children costs more than $22,000.

Last year, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner tightened just how much a family could make to qualify for the state child care assistance program. He eventually relaxed the rules but some families who once qualified for assistance no longer do.

Missouri ranked 27th on the list.

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