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Payday Payoff

Date: 
06/22/2009

By Greg Hinz

Green Construction Ordinance Passes in Cook County!

Date: 
05/19/2009

The Cook County Board of Commissioners recently approved a Green Construction Ordinance that will require all public county construction projects, costing $2 million or more, to use clean fuel and technology that removes up to 90% of dirty soot from their equipment.

With the announcement, Cook County will become the first County in the Midwest to adopt a green construction ordinance. The efforts of Citizen Action/Illinois and our Illinois Campaign to Clean Up Diesel Pollution coalition partners were crucial in making sure this ordinance passed. Thank you!

Editorial: Payday loan lobby shows reform needed

Date: 
05/15/2009

In the battle to protect the little guy who takes out a payday loan, Illinois state lawmakers can listen to two groups.

They can listen to the consumer advocates trying to look out for the Average Joes, who have so little money they need to get payday loans with sky-high interest rates.

Or lawmakers can listen to the lobbyists representing the big-money lenders, who have a ton of cash and donate millions of it to politicians.

Beyond Payday Loans: Consumer Installment Lending in Illinois

Date: 
03/31/2009

In Illinois, discussions around establishing additional consumer protections for small-dollar, short-term credit often stall at the point of defining the substantive differences between the very short-term high-cost loans with a small number of payments, known as payday loans, and the longer-term but often equally expensive (in terms of finance charges) products, known as installment loans, that both fall under CILA.

Reform Commission seeks ideas to tackle Illinois' integrity crisis

Date: 
03/26/2009

By Bill Mayeroff

The crowd was small but their ideas were big at an Illinois Reform Commission town hall meeting Thursday night at Augustana College.

About 30 people came to offer suggestions for cleaning up Illinois politics, the reason why Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn created the IRC.

2008 Annual Report

Date: 
01/01/2009
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2008 Annual Report

Date: 
01/01/2009
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2008 Public Interest Scorecard

Date: 
12/31/2008

Every year, Citizen Action/Illinois examines the voting records of our elected officials. The Public Interest Scorecard enables concerned citizens to hold their elected officials accountable for their votes during the year. We hope that this information will both educate and motivate Illinoisans to engage in the democratic process.

Transit Bus Pollution Fact Sheet

Date: 
10/17/2008

Transit Bus Pollution Fact Sheet

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$40 Million Health Care Campaign to Launch in Illinois and Nationwide

Date: 
07/08/2008

Community Leaders in Springfield Join Together to Push for Quality, Affordable Health Care for Every American

Springfield, IL - July 8, 2008 – Today, here in Springfield and in 52 other cities across the country, including 37 state capitols, a new national campaign is bringing together millions of Americans to demand quality, affordable health care for all. Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is being launched by 95 national and local groups that represent labor, community organizations, doctors, nurses, women, small businesses, faith-based organizations, people of color, netroots activists, and think tanks. Health Care for America Now is organizing to assure that the first order of business of the next President and Congress is to pass legislation in 2009 that guarantees quality, affordable health care for all.