Since December, the Republicans leading Congress have proposed nothing but reckless plans when it comes to health care. We all know that there’s a lot of room for improvement in our health care system, particularly when it comes to affordability and lowering costs, but none of these proposals would address these issues.
Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Dinner
Monsignor John Egan/Hon. Lane Evans Distinguished Service Award Presentation
We were proud to honor Illinois Senate President John Cullerton with the 2016 Annual Egan-Evans award named in memory of Monsignor John Egan and Congressman Lane Evans.
Every year, Citizen Action/Illinois examines the voting records of elected officials in the Illinois General Assembly. The Scorecard is a tool created to enable concerned citizens to hold their elected officials accountable for their votes during the year. For 2016, Citizen Action/Illinois selected 14 key votes in the House and 12 key votes in the Senate of the 99th General Assembly for analysis.
Please take a moment to sign our petition, add your name to a growing list of Illinoisans who believe that the Governor needs to work in the truly cooperative manner he promised when he took office:
We are pleased to feature a guest blog post by Tom Suhrbur. Tom grew up in a union family in Cicero, Illinois. He received a BA and MA in U.S. history at the UIC and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in labor history from NIU. Tom is co-author of a book "Union Brotherhood, Union Town: The History of the Chicago Carpenters' Union, 1863-1987." He also taught social studies for 17 years. His last teaching job was at Geneva HS (Illinois). He is a recently retired union organizer for the Illinois Education Association and is currently the Vice-President of the Illinois Labor History Society.