Affordable Care Act

Asks Businesses Top Concerns
2:39 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Galesburg Chamber Survey Ahead of Presidential Visit

The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to area businesses ahead of  President Obama’s visit to Knox College on Wednesday.

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All IL republicans voted for the delay.
9:39 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Schock Votes to Delay Affordable Care Act

Schock as well as all IL Republicans and three Democrats voted to delay the affordable care act.
Credit Congressman Schock's Office

The US House of Representatives has voted to delay a key provision of the President’s signature health reform law.

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Minority Health Month
6:28 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

Working to Ensure Health Equity

Byron Oden-Shabazz
Credit Rich Egger

Activists believe there continue to be healthcare disparities that impact racial and ethnic minorities.

But Byron Oden-Shabazz, intern for the Western Illinois University Center for the Studies of Masculinities and Men’s Development, said studies have shown two-thirds of Americans are unaware of the disparities.

“If we are going to have a healthy healthcare system, we (must) learn how to treat all people,” said Oden-Shabazz.

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Bill Knight – February 14
12:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Birth Control & the Big Tent

Bill Knight

On this Valentine’s Day – still celebrated in some churches as a Feast day – it might be instructive, or reflective, to tie romantic love to brotherly love. In public affairs, that’s difficult.

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Fall Veto Session
3:19 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Back to Work for Illinois Legislature

The Illinois Capitol building

Illinois lawmakers began November with an election that solidified Democratic majorities and they will finish the month by returning to the Capitol. 

Their annual fall meetings are called veto sessions because lawmakers are supposed to consider legislation the governor rejected or changed.  Those could include statewide regulation of plastic bags and a plan to let cancer treatment centers reject job applicants who smoke.

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