IECAM Honors the Life of Maria Whelan, President and CEO of Illinois Action for Children

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IECAM was sad to hear that Maria Whelan, President and CEO of Illinois Action for Children, passed away recently. Maria was a tireless advocate for the children and families of Illinois, and the early childhood community will miss her very much.

The Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map team extends our condolences to Maria’s family and the many children and families impacted by her life and work. In addition, IECAM would like to express our gratitude and sympathy to the entire Illinois Action for Children organization. They continued to carry on their work despite their own sorrow and shock this week. To the IAFC team, your work does not go unnoticed…