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County Attempts Legislative End-Around to Close Oak Forest Hospital, Residents Fight Back


The fight goes on to prevent the closure of Oak Forest Hospital, as proponents attempt a legislative end-around and the community fights back. 

Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue, as quoted by the AP:  "Why should the area of Illinois with the most low income and uninsured residents be exempt from any law that seeks to protect access to care and quality care?  It is sad to see two great reformers like Rep. Currie and President Preckwinkle go down this wrong path."

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IMSA Releases State of the Small Business Nation 2011


IMSA has released the State of the Small Business Nation 2011, which includes a "top ten list" of concrete policies to level the playing field for small businesses across four areas—health care, credit/lending, taxes, and money in politics.


Lawyers and Lobbyists Against Patients and Nurses at Oak Forest Hospital Hearing




Cook County Pushes to Close Oak Forest, Leaving Residents to Fend for Themselves

William McNary's Letter to the Editor on Oak Forest Hospital - Chicago Tribune



Read William McNary's letter to the editor in the Chicago Tribune, April 22, 2011, regarding the closure of Oak Forest Hospital:,0,6044590.story



Chicago City Council passes Clean Diesel Construction ordinance!


Today, the Illinois Campaign to Clean Up Diesel Pollution, a coalition led by Citizen Action/Illinois and Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago (RHAMC), congratulated the City Council for passing the Chicago Clean Diesel Construction Ordinance. Introduced by Mayor Daley and sponsored by the Chicago Department of Environment, the ordinance will require the use of cleaner diesel fuel and less-polluting diesel trucks and equipment to be used on city-funded construction projects.

Illinois Celebrates the Affordable Care Act's One Year Anniversary

  One year ago, President Obama signed historic health care legislation.  Millions of Illinoisans are already reaping the benefits.  On Wednesday, March 23, hundreds joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and other leaders in the fight to reform health care for a rally in celebration of this anniversary. 



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