City Faces Deadline on Consent Decree Lawsuit; MOA Discussions With DOJ Unclear August 21, 2017 By A.D. Quig -   On Monday, the city is expected to file a motion to dismiss Campbell v. City of Chicago, a class action suit intended to force the city to enter into a consent decree and institute reforms to the Chicago Police

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Chopping Block: Workers’ Comp, Student SNAP, Debt Transparency Get Weekend Vetoes August 21, 2017 By Rae Hodge - In a flood of ink, Governor Bruce Rauner addressed 133 pieces of legislation--94 House Bills and 39 Senate Bills--last Friday. With the legislature’s fall Veto Session just around the corner, here are the eight items he vetoed which we may see taken up for a vote in October.

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Morning Briefing: Come Back Next Week August 17, 2017 By Rae Hodge - House action yesterday was broken into two segments: a protracted and bitter argument over the Democrats’ insincere offering of governor-inspired SB1947, and a unanimous denunciation of white supremacist political actions in Charlottesville, Va. last weekend. In other words, Wednesday was a day for floor speeches.

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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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