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by Ellyn Fortino
4:22pm
Mon Jun 11, 2012

State Leaders Join Forces With Local Advocates For Economic Justice

Members of the faith-based power network IIRON signed a covenant on Sunday for economic justice and called on Attorney General Lisa Madigan and other elected officials to sign it in order to create a more just economy.

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by Brandon Campbell
9:54am
Thu Feb 23, 2012

CPS Turnarounds, School Closings Approved Amid Public Criticism (VIDEO)

The Chicago Board Education unanimously approved Wednesday night to close, phase out, or turnaround 17 academically struggling Chicago public schools.

A school slated for turnaround will see its entire staff – teachers, librarians, and principal – completely replaced.

Activists said CPS’s decision targets a disproportionate number of schools whose student populations are made up of predominantly low-income black and Latino students. They warn that turnarounds will destabilize an already fragile learning environment for these students.

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2:00pm
Fri Jul 22, 2011

Big Banks, Wall Street Win Big This Week

It’s been a great week for big banks and corporate giants -- and a bad week for consumers and ordinary citizens everywhere.

The U.S. House passed a bill that cuts into the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and here in Illinois, Attorney General Lisa Madigan was named one of the main negotiators working with big banks for immunity in civil courts over foreclosure law suits.

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4:11pm
Mon Jun 13, 2011

Madigan On Health Care Reform (UPDATED)

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is headlining a fundraiser for the advocacy group Campaign for Better Health Care in Chicago this evening. While Madigan is expected to discuss her push for consumer protection in a soon-to-be established health exchange program, the AG is also set to address the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it is gradually implemented in the state.

This comes as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta heard oral arguments last week in a class action lawsuit against the ACA. The suit, State of Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, challenges the constitutionality of the Obama administration's signature health care reform law.

 

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by Micah Maidenberg
12:33pm
Wed Mar 2, 2011

Insurer To Pay Out $25 Million For Fraud Allegations

Earlier today, we posted a story that reviews some of the dynamics -- increased enrollment, managed care, possible cuts, new treatment efforts -- swirling around the state's Medicaid program.

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by dradmin
12:33pm
Wed Mar 2, 2011

Insurer To Pay Out $25 Million For Fraud Allegations

Earlier today, we posted a story that reviews some of the dynamics -- increased enrollment, managed care, possible cuts, new treatment efforts -- swirling around the state's Medicaid program.

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