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CA/IL honors Todd Smith, Clerk David Orr, Richard Kirsch at 2012 Pauls Awards


2012 Senator Paul Simon / Senator Paul Wellstone Awards

On Monday evening, April 23, 2012, Citizen Action/Illinois honored champions of the progressive movement at the seventh annual Senator Paul Simon / Senator Paul Wellstone Awards. 

Protesters fight Medicaid cuts at Ill. Capitol



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Protesters fight Medicaid cuts at Ill. Capitol

By: Alex Degman  |  April 25, 2012

SPRINGFIELD — As talks about deep Medicaid cuts pick up steam, so are the buses carrying people protesting them.

Dozens of people came to the Capitol Wednesday to protest what they say are unfair and inhumane cuts to the Medicaid program.

Wisconsin gov. tells Illinois business leaders to reign in public-sector unions; Illinois working families say "Go home!"



Wisconsin governor tells Illinois business leaders to reign in public-sector unions


Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:05 am

Panel: Trauma care shortage costs lives in Southland



From the Southtown Star:

BY MARY J. PALEOLOGOS Correspondent March 26, 2012 10:30PM

Updated: March 27, 2012 2:09AM 

A person critically injured in a car accident in Park Forest is as likely as not to die before he or she makes it to the nearest trauma center in Oak Lawn to be treated.

Mcnary to Receive Gentle Warrior Award



Join us in celebrating the work of Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director William McNary as he receives the 2012 Gentle Warrior Award from the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum. 

Feb. 25, 6:00 p.m., 2230 S. Michigan Ave.  Click here for tickets and more information.

And read more about the awards below:

Kadner: No state plan to treat mentally ill


From the Herald-News:


Kadner: No state plan to treat mentally ill

Phil Kadner 

January 23, 2012 8:50PM

Updated: January 24, 2012 5:15AM 


Illinois is once again planning to close the Tinley Park Mental Health Center.

Citizen Action/Illinois Releases 2011 Annual Report



CA/IL Releases Annual Report

Citizen Action/Illinois is proud to release our 2011 Annual Report.  It was a busy and important year, and we look forward to continuing to fight for the middle class and the progressive agenda in 2012.



Eleven states, D.C. back Obama on health law


From The Washington Times:


Eleven states, D.C. back Obama on health law

By Paige Winfield Cunningham

Friday, January 13, 2012

Eleven states and the District of Columbia are siding with the Obama administration in the legal battle over the constitutionality of the new health care law, as more than half the states prepare to challenge the law before the Supreme Court.

Iraq War Ends, and a 2002 Rally Comes Full Circle



By Daniel Hertz

CHICAGO - In the same downtown plaza where, nine years earlier, then-state senator Barack Obama rallied thousands of protesters against the imminent invasion of Iraq, about fifty people gathered Friday morning to mark President Obama’s announcement that the war had officially come to an end.

Ill. task force on campaign reform offers public financing options, says public trust at stake


From The Associated Press:

First Posted: December 15, 2011 - 1:43 pm
Last Updated: December 15, 2011 - 4:11 pm

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