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State board to let county close Oak Forest Hospital

Date: 
09/21/2011

State board to let county close Oak Forest Hospital

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State OKs plan to close Oak Forest hospital, switch to outpatient care

Date: 
09/21/2011

State OKs plan to close Oak Forest hospital, switch to outpatient care

By Susan DeMar Lafferty
slafferty@southtownstar.com
August 16, 2011 2:06PM
Updated: August 17, 2011 2:08AM

Illinois has rare authority over hospital closures

Date: 
09/21/2011

 

From the Associated Press:

Illinois has rare authority over hospital closures

By Associated Press

Citizen Action/Illinois Stands with Congresswoman Schakowsky to Support Job Creation Legislation

Date: 
08/11/2011

Schakowsky Announces Bill to Create 2.2 Million Jobs

“Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act” Estimated to Lower Unemployment Rate by 1.3%

 CHICAGO, IL (August 10, 2011) – Today Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a member of President Obama’s 18-member Fiscal Commission, announced she will introduce the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, a cost-effective plan to put over 2 million people to work for two years.

County's latest plan for Oak Forest Hospital rejected by state board's staff

Date: 
08/09/2011

From the Chicago Tribune, August 3, 2011:

Enthusiastic Crowd Rallys at Social Security Office to Prevent Cuts

Date: 
07/22/2011

On July 21st, over 150 people gathered outside of the Social Security Main Offices in downtown Chicago to call a stop to the proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the Affordable Care Act.  Enthusiastic clergy, senior citizens, disabled Americans, and youth made sure folks in the Social Security offices, as well as the Senatorial offices across the street, heard loud and clear "Hands Off"! 

Metra will clear the air in its train cars

Date: 
07/20/2011

Metra will clear the air in its train cars

By Michael Hawthorne, Tribune reporter

July 20, 2011

Metra appears to have found a way to dramatically clean up the air inside its stainless-steel cars, but spikes of lung- and heart-damaging diesel pollution will remain a lingering problem on the platforms at Chicago's major rail stations.

CA/IL Co-Director William McNary Named to Southland Health Advisory Council

Date: 
07/18/2011

From the Southtown Star:  Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director William McNary has been named to the Southland Health Advisory Council. 

Read the article here:  PF mayor, former state rep on health panel

Southtown Star on the Hearing to Close a Hospital That's No Longer Open

Date: 
07/13/2011

 

Phil Kadner of the Southtown Star reports on the strange vote to close Oak Forest Hospital.  Click below to read the full article, including quotes from Citizen Action/Illinois' Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue:

Southtown Star - Kadner 7/10
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