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State child tax credits, like the federal child tax credit, can have a positive impact on a child’s health, education, and even future earnings. (See prior blog post.) Illinois House […]

History of the Federal Child Tax Credit When first established in 1997, the federal child tax credit in 2016 had a maximum value of $1,000 for children 16 and under. […]

Many Illinois households with children are just trying to pay the rent and put three full meals on the table. Even with government assistance, it remains a struggle for them. […]