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PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
Wed Dec 11, 2013

Chicago City Council Approves Independent Budget Office; Elected School Board Referendum Gets Squeezed

Progress Illinois provides some highlights from Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting.

PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
Wed Nov 13, 2013

Chicago Aldermen Fail To Discharge TIF Surplus, Elected School Board Proposals From Rules Committee

The Chicago City Council's Progressive Reform Caucus made an effort Wednesday to bring up for a full vote two pieces of legislation that have been stuck in the Rules Committee for months, but their efforts were thwarted. Progress Illinois was at Wednesday's city council meeting and details how the attempt flatlined.

Quick Hit
by Michael Sandler
Mon Aug 5, 2013

Two National Advocacy Groups Team Up To Promote ACA Laws

A pair of advocacy groups have joined together for a national campaign that aims to educate the public on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as hold the legislators accountable who don’t support health care reform.

Leadership from Americans United for Change (AUFC), a progressive advocacy group, and Protect Your Care (PYC), a health care advocacy group, announced the partnership Friday. The campaign is set to kick off this month and the groups will work with constituents nationwide. Hubs will be set up in 10 states that have high ACA enrollment potential, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas and Louisiana. Brad Woodhouse, president of AUFC, went on the offensive when detailing his organization’s role in the partnership.

“AUFC will concentrate on rapid response: hunting down Republicans and making them explain why they won’t help sign people up and why they want to take people’s benefits away,” Woodhouse said. “We also want Republicans to explain what they would put in Obamacare’s place.”

PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
Wed May 15, 2013

Federal Lawsuits Filed Against CPS Closings As Chicago Clergy Holds 'Pray-In' For Public Schools (VIDEO)

Two class action lawsuits looking to put a stop to the Chicago Public Schools' plan to shutter 53 elementary schools at the end of the academic year were filed in federal court today.