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Religious leaders, community members, organized labor, nurses and patients continue to call on County President Preckwinkle to stop the closure of Oak Forest Hospital on May 31st and work with the community to develop a plan that improves health care for southern Cook County.
Read Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue's column in the SouthTown Star:
The New York Times Editorial Page discusses the recent budget passed by the Illinois Legislature:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/17/opinion/17mon1.html
Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune ran front page story exposing the dangerously high amounts of diesel pollution spewing out of Metra locomotives. The paper's tests found the air trapped inside the commuter cars contains levels of diesel soot up to 72 times higher than on the streets outside.
Our very own William McNary, co-director of Citizen Action/Illinois and President of USAction, spoke at this year's Jobs Rally for the Unemployed, an event preceding last month's very successful One Nation Working Together March in Washington, DC. Below are a few excerpts from said speech:
Oak Forest patients plead to keep care
July 22, 2010
By Maura Possley
By bus and by train, 2 1 / 2 hours had passed before Lee Mayberry arrived at Cook County Stroger Hospital on Chicago's West Side from the south suburbs. It was a taste of what may be to come for Mayberry, who long has relied on the services of the county-run Oak Forest Hospital to treat his rare lung condition.