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Gay marriage fans try to step up their game

Date: 
06/18/2013

From Crain's Chicago Business:

Gay marriage fans try to step up their game

Greg Hinz on Politics

June 17, 2013

Same-sex marriage advocates finally are showing signs of recovering from the daze they went into after the Illinois House failed to vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage, with a revamped strategy of sorts emerging in the past couple of days.

Illinois Unites issues plan for marriage equality

Date: 
06/17/2013

From ChicagoPride.com:

Illinois Unites issues plan for marriage equality

Sat. June 15, 2013  3:15:09 PM

Cook County Health suspends overnight shift at Oak Forest clinic

Date: 
06/13/2013

from Crain's Chicago Business:

Cook County Health suspends overnight shift at Oak Forest clinic

By Claire Bushey

June 11, 2013

Cook County Health and Hospitals System has suspended the overnight shift at a south suburban urgent care clinic that officials had agreed to operate 24 hours a day following the closure of Oak Forest Hospital.

The suspension at Oak Forest Health Center is temporary, according to the health system.

Have a complaint about a loan or financial product? Reach out to the CFPB.

Date: 
06/12/2013

How to File

You can submit a complaint online or call a toll-free number, 855-411-CFPB (2372). Complaints can be made in English or Spanish, with access to 187 other languages on request.

McNary Statement on Marriage Equality

Date: 
06/07/2013

 

  to learn more about Citizen Action/IL's advocacy of Marriage Equality and support of SB 10.

 

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Consumer Financial Protection Complaint Data Now Searchable State

Date: 
05/31/2013

From the CFPB:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:      May 31, 2013

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU COMPLAINT DATA NOW SEARCHABLE BY STATE 

Credit Reporting and Money Transfer Complaints Also Added to the Database

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) expanded its Consumer Complaint Database to include state-by-state information. The CFPB also added complaints about money transfers and credit reporting to the database.

Medicaid Expansion Moves to Governor for Signature

Date: 
05/29/2013

Medicaid expansion heads to Illinois governor

May 28, 2013 - From the Associated Press - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Illinois lawmakers have approved a historic expansion of Medicaid to cover low-income adults without children.

The key part of President Barack Obama's health care law heads to Gov. Pat Quinn, who is in favor of it. Quinn says it'll help transform Illinois' health care.

Medicaid Expansion:342,000 Illinoisans Need Your Help

Date: 
05/20/2013

CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

 

SB26: Medicaid Expansion Bill Passes Out of Senate and Moves to House.

  • UPDATE: SB26 has been posted for Human Services Committee Hearing May 21st

WE NEED YOU TO TAKE ACTION TODAY:

1. Call your state representative and ask them to support SB26.

       Use the ‘Illinois Affordable Health Care Hotline': 888-616-3322

Alliance for Retired Americans - Congressional Voting Scorecard

Date: 
05/20/2013

 

On May 20, the Alliance for Retired Americans released a Congressional Voting Scorecard, which grades every U.S. Senator and Representative on key legislation affecting current and future retirees.

   to see the scorecard.

Fair Taxes and Ending Wasteful Loopholes

Date: 
05/14/2013

Closing Wasteful Corporate Loopholes in Illinois

by William McNary, Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois

During the 2013 legislative session, we asked you to help us pass legislation to stop the 3 most wasteful corporate loopholes in Illinois. With your help, over 9,000 emails and calls were made to our elected officials in Springfield demanding an end to wasteful loopholes.