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Responsible Budget Coalition Lobby Day


On October 15, hundreds of members of the Responsible Budget Coalition gathered at the state capital in Springfield to rally and lobby for a responsible budget. Elected officials failed to pass a responsible budget when they had the opportunity earlier this year. Now all of the programs Illinoisans depend on - education, health care, human services, public safety, and more - are at risk of even deeper cuts in 2010 unless legislators pass the new revenue needed to fix the budget mess for good.

Gov. Quinn Receives 2009 Lerner-Egan Award


Gov. Pat Quinn receives the 2009 Lerner-Egan Distinguished Service Award at the Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Dinner on September 25, 2009.

Green Construction Ordinance Passes in Cook County!


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!

VIDEO: CA/IL Ad Campaign Calls for Responsible Leadership for Illinois

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July 9, 2009: In the wake of a severe state budget meltdown, Citizen Action/Illinois launched a significant television ad campaign calling on members of the Illinois General Assembly to recognize that we have a shared responsibility to enact a budget that meets the state’s moral and legal obligations - to protect public safety, safeguard public health, strengthen our economy, and ensure that every child has the educational opportunity they deserve.

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