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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Human Relations Committee To Discuss Chicago’s Spike in Hate Crimes April 26, 2017 By Claudia Morell - The Council’s Human Relations Committee is holding a subject matter hearing Wednesday morning to discuss recent data finding hate crimes in Chicago rose 20 percent in 2016–the highest in five years.

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Highlights of Introduced Items: April 2017 April 24, 2017 By A.D. Quig and Claudia Morell - Several airport-related items were introduced at the April City Council meeting, two in response to the incident at O’Hare airport this month, and one backed by SEIU as part of their ongoing efforts to boost wages and benefits for airport

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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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