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We Need to Hear From You! 4th District Listening Sessions on Justice Involved Youth

Please join Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s Cook County Justice Advisory Council, the Cook County Juvenile Justice Division, Cook County Juvenile Probation and the JDAI Community Engagement Committee for one of two community listening sessions focused on justice involved youth in the 4th police district. These sessions will be the […]

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Help Ensure HEAL Proposal is Part of Negotiated Illinois Budget to Invest in Health

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a bipartisan budget group has been working to develop a proposed state budget that could be released later this week. It’s time to ensure legislators know that you support the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) proposal- the sugary drink tax that raises […]

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Ask Your Legislator to Support the HEAL Act

As Governor Rauner addresses the legislature regarding the FY 2017 Illinois budget, we’re still faced with the current budget impasse that has left Illinois without a budget for more than 8 months. Since state leaders will need to address our growing deficit and put an end to […]

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16 Shots, 400 Days Later

The story of 17-year old Laquan McDonald is a tragic tale of a failed system, designed to save our children. Through a series of tragic events and DCFS involvement, Laquan surpassed expectations by turning his life around, attending school regularly, working towards graduation and obtaining summer employment. […]

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Fight Diabetes and Obesity: Stop the Sugar Chicago Needs You!

Join us in supporting the Sugary Beverages Ordinance on Wednesday, September 9th, at 10 a.m. in City Council Chambers. We will make a historical call to the Chicago City Council to protect the future health of Chicagoans. All of our supporters are welcome to join us at […]

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Wednesday: Thousands mobilizing to educate legislators about sugary drinks and the importance of prevention

The Illinois Alliance to Prevent of Obesity (IAPO) is hosting a Day of Action today, Wednesday, July 29, to educate legislators about sugary drinks, the need for investment in community prevention and health and to advocate for including the Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Act in the […]

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Make the call Wednesday: Thousands mobilizing to get Health Funding in the Budget

The Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention is supporting the Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Act in Illinois and we need your help! The HEAL Act funds prevention and Medicaid with revenue from a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 29! […]

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Help Raise $600 Million for Your Community: Ask Your State Representative to Support the HEAL Act

As the legislative session drags on in Springfield and lawmakers try to find common ground on budget issues, here’s one suggestion that would make a huge difference; The Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Act, which would raise $600 million for the state of Illinois to fund […]

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Save Lives: Tell Your State Representative to Support SB 661

We need your help to ensure at-risk patients get life saving Hepatitis C Screenings. Please contact your State Representative TODAY and ask them to support SB 661. This bill will be voted on in the coming days and it will require that patients considered high risk for […]

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ILAACP Supports the Healthy Eating Active Living Act

The Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention (ILAACP) would like to announce its support for the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act [SB 1584 and HB 2667]. The ILAACP was pleased to see the act re-introduced during the Illinois General Assembly on February 19, 2015. Sen. Mattie […]

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