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As Illinois continues to re-open, one challenge facing many families is childcare.

Lori Longueville, director of Child Care Resource and Referral at John A. Logan College, said there has been an increase in families looking for childcare, as their traditional options, like summer camps, have been cancelled due to the pandemic.

It’s a problem that continues to grow, she said, as people who have been furloughed or working remotely return to their offices.

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Centerstone will be offering a series of video conferences to support parents in April. The conferences are part of the Parent Peers Empowering Parents program and will help families get support while continuing social distancing.