City Council Green Lights Muni ID, Dumps Ethics Tweak, & Appears Flummoxed by Shooting Range Rules April 19, 2017 By Claudia Morell - A rambunctious meeting of the full City Council Wednesday featured passionate debate on the city’s Municipal ID program, the demise of an ethics amendment, a recrimination of the police department’s press office (dubbed a “fake news team”), and an unprecedented request to change meeting procedure that left aldermen flummoxed.

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Menu Program Leads to Big Funding Disparities Between Wards: OIG Audit April 21, 2017 By A.D. Quig - The city’s 20-year tradition of allocating each ward about $1 million in “menu” money to spend on roads, sidewalks, and lighting “bears no relationship to the actual infrastructure needs of each ward,” resulting “in significant ward-to-ward funding disparities,” the Chicago

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ACA Repeal: A $13 Billion Impact On Illinois, Cook County And Chicago’s Already Tight Budgets April 17, 2017 By A.D. Quig and Claudia Morell - The potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is as much about municipal budgets and economics as it is about the individuals who rely on it for coverage. Federal Medicaid reimbursements, newly created preventive care grants, and

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ACA Repeal: What Illinois Stands to Lose

The potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act is as much about municipal budgets and economics as it is about the individuals who rely on it for coverage. Federal Medicaid reimbursements, newly created preventive care grants, and financial incentives have been a boon for hospitals and health centers across Illinois. In this special episode of The Aldercast, we take a deeper dive into this topic to explain what the healthcare landscape was like in Illinois before the ACA, how it changed, and what it has to lose from a potential repeal.

 

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