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PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
2:30pm
Wed Nov 19

Chicago City Council Passes Emanuel's 2015 Budget; Four Aldermen Object

The Chicago City Council voted 46-4 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2015 budget. Progress Illinois provides highlights from the council debate on the $7.3 billion spending plan.

Quick Hit
by Ellyn Fortino
5:11pm
Tue Nov 18

Disability Rights Activists Demand Closure Of Troubled Rogers Park Nursing Home (VIDEO)

Activists protested Monday afternoon outside of a Rogers Park nursing home where numerous disabled children and young adults have died in recent years.

Toting signs reading "Kids need love not nursing homes," about 20 disability rights advocates with the group Access Living demanded that the troubled facility now called Alden Village North shut its doors for good. The activists, who staged a similar protest against the facility in September, also stressed the need for more community-based supports for people with disabilities. 

"We believe that no child with a disability should be in a nursing home, but if they have to exist, this is not one here that should" remain open, said Gary Arnold, public relations coordinator at Access Living.

Quick Hit
by Ellyn Fortino
11:53pm
Tue Nov 4

Dold Unseats Schneider In The 10th Congressional District (VIDEO)

Former one-term Republican Congressman Bob Dold has won back Illinois' 10th congressional district seat from freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider.

The Democratic congressman, who unseated Dold back in 2012, conceded shortly after 9:30 p.m. at his election night headquarters where the disappointment was palpable.

Schneider started his concession speech by congratulating Dold.

"Bob, this has been a hard-fought campaign, and I wish you only good in representing our district," Schneider said at the Northbrook Hilton.

After thanking his supporters, volunteers and family, Schneider said, "Tonight, we fell short of our goal. We came incredibly close, and we fought incredibly hard the entire way."

The congressman added that the "goal of this campaign wasn't some title or to fulfill some lifelong political ambition."

PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
4:51pm
Wed Oct 15

Emanuel Delivers 2015 Budget Address; Fioretti Slams Mayor For 'Election Year Fluff'

Progress Illinois takes a look at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 2015 budget, which was unveiled on Wednesday. 

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