Panelists call for funding for safety net hospitals, ‘comprehensive’ approach to fix disparities in Illinois health care October 20, 2020 By Joel Ebert - Safety net hospitals in Illinois provide a critical function and must get help from the state or risk further deepening the health care divide that exists in underserved communities, advocates and health executives told  lawmakers Monday.
New Cook County Health CEO vows vigilance over beleaguered budget: “we need…a positive margin’ October 20, 2020 By Alex Nitkin - Israel Rocha, Jr. promised Cook County commissioners on Monday he would leverage his nearly two decades of business, public policy and hospital administration experience to navigate the $3 billion Cook County Health system through the double-crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic

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TDL Springfield Morning Briefs: Tuesday, October 20th October 20, 2020 By Joel Ebert - News in brief: Pritzker announces return of daily COVID-19 briefings, second round of broadband grants

Scooters are here – what to expect on your street (or sidewalk)

After about a year of negotiations between bureaucrats and tech companies eager to unleash the shiniest new thing in one of America’s biggest cities, all eyes are on implementation of Chicago’s scooter pilot. Two transportation experts: Audrey Wennink, the Director of Transportation at the Metropolitan Planning Council, and Kyle Whitehead, the managing director of public affairs at the Active Transportation Alliance, will discuss their hopes (fewer cars, more people using transit) and worries (safety and equity) about the four month scooter pilot. Plus, Nico Probst from Lime tackles other scooter FAQs.


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