This election cycle, voters won't need to leave their home to vote early. A law passed in 2009 allows any Illinoisan to request and vote using an absentee ballot.
Early voting by absentee ballot begins Thursday, September 23. Ballots can be requested until October 28 by mail and November 1 in person. Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than midnight on the night prior to the election.
Every year, Citizen Action/Illinois examines the voting records of elected officials in the Illinois General Assembly. This Scorecard is a tool to enable concerned citizens to hold their elected officials accountable for their votes during the year. This year, Citizen Action/Illinois selected 18 votes in the House and 17 votes in the Senate of the 96th General Assembly.
In June and July of 2010, Citizen Action/Illinois surveyed patients, family members, community health providers, nurses, physicians and other staff that utilized or worked with Oak Forest Hospital, part of the Cook County Health and Hospital System. Over 50 interviews were conducted with patients and family members of patients from the Ventilator and Long-Term Care units, E.R., Outpatient, Inpatient, and Rehab Services, and over 50 interviews with providers from the same services.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has prepared, for all 435 congressional districts, a district-level analysis of the impact of health care reform legislation. This analysis includes information on the impact of the legislation on families, small businesses, seniors in Medicare, health care providers, and the uninsured.
Click on the link below to find out the impact on your district.
Illinois Department of Insurance Highlights Changes Resulting From National Health Insurance Reform
Changes in insurance laws would alter performance, transparency, accountability of health insurers in Illinois