SPRINGFIELD, IL -(Effingham Radio)- A group of former Illinois generals is trying to push state lawmakers toward spending more on childcare.
Former Illinois National Guard Bill Enyart and Randall Thomas said last week that high quality childcare is a national security issue.
The generals say childcare can give kids a good start in life, which could lead to better decisions and health later in life.
Enyart and Thomas say young people need to make better decisions if they are ever going to serve the country.
The generals are part of the group Mission Readiness, and they say almost 70 percent of young people in this country are ineligible or unable to serve in the nation’s military.