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A Cost Too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Repeal Health Care

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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. 


Our 2016 Annual Report is here!

Kickoff for Automatic Voter Registration with Sen. Dick Durbin and Betty Magness

We are proud to share our Annual Report for 2016 which highlights the actions and victories we had together.

Please take a look!

Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Dinner Honoring President John Cullerton

CA/IL Board and guests with Senator Cullerton. Photo by Dean LaPrairie

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.   

The State of Springfield: 2016 Legislative Scorecard


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.

Annual Report 2015


 NEW! We are proud to release our Annual Report summarizing our events priorities and victories from 2015. 

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It's Time to Move On, Governor

The Truth About So-Called "Right to Work" Laws


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.



New blog from Citizen Action/Illinois Co-director Lynda DeLaforgue on Governor Rauner's crusade to crush organized labor and the middle class in Illinois 

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