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Congratulations to Victorious CA/IL-Endorsed Candidates!



Congratulations to Citizen Action/Illinois-endorsed candidates who won in the 2010 Chicago municipal election!


Citizen Action/Illinois Announces Endorsements for Municipal Election



The Political Committee of Citizen Action/Illinois met Saturday, January 15th and endorsed the following candidates in the 2011 City of Chicago Municipal Elections:

For City Clerk: Susana Mendoza  

For City Treasurer: Stephanie Neely

For Aldermen:

Egan Coalition celebrates Payday Loan reform; warns of The Grinch!

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Members of the Monsignor John Egan Campaign for Payday Loan Reform, including representatives from Citizen Action/Illinois, Project IRENE, Protestants for the Common Good, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, and Woodstock Institute, and Secretary Brent Adams of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation gathered outside a downtown payday loan store on Monday, December 13 with a real-life payday Grinch to sing carols warning holiday shoppers of the dangers of costly payday installment loans.

Social Security Rapid Response: National Call Congress Day on Tuesday, November 30


Commit to call your members of Congress and demand that they oppose any cuts to Social Security this holiday season.  We need you to make your voice heard on Tuesday, November 30 as part of our National Call Congress Day the week after Thanksgiving.  Click on the link below to sign up for the call-in day.


Congressman Phil Hare wins 2010 Lerner-Egan award


Congressman Phil Hare celebrates his 2010 Lerner-Egan Distinguished Service Award with Governor Pat Quinn and Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Directors Lynda DeLaforgue and William McNary.

Citizen Action/Illinois Releases Landmark Public Interest Voter Guide For Supreme Court Justices


SPRINGFIELD - Citizen Action/Illinois today released a landmark voter guide to help inform Illinois voters on the public interest records of three Supreme Court Justices up for retention on the November 2nd ballot.  To assist in the research for the voter guide project, Citizen Action/Illinois called upon Professor Walter Kendall III of the John Marshall Law School of Chicago.

Citizen Action/Illinois introduces the Illinois Coalition to Strengthen Social Security


Both Citizen Action/Illinois and the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans are thrilled to announce the formation of the Illinois Coalition to Strengthen Social Security.

Social Security belongs to the people who have worked hard all their lives and contributed to it. Social Security is a promise that must not be broken. If you pay in, then you earn the right to benefits for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children when you retire, experience a severe disability, or die.

VIDEO: Responsible Budget Coalition calls for "leadership, not politics"

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On May 18, the Responsible Budget Coalition held a series of eight press conferences across the state to remind lawmakers that citizens aren't satisfied with the stop-gap budget proposals that are being discussed in Springfield. Labor union officials, community organizations, service providers, and teachers called on legislators to end the political games in the capitol and pass a responsible budget. This footage is from the press conference held in Chicago.

Sen. Durbin stands with Citizen Action/Illinois to call for financial reform


On Friday April 23rd, Senator Durbin joined with Americans for Financial Reform, the Woodstock Institute, Illinois PIRG,  Illinois Main Street Alliance and Citizen Action/Illinois at a news conference across the street from the Federal Reserve Bank. The press conference called for passage of Wall Street reform legislation set to be debated next week in the Senate. Senator Durbin called on the Senate to pass legislation that will stop Wall Street from gambling with America's financial security.

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