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    • Editorial: Marijuana selection process lacks needed transparency - Bloomington Pantagraph September 23, 2014
      Editorial: Marijuana selection process lacks needed transparencyBloomington PantagraphWe won't make a lame, smoke-filled room reference, but these decisions will occur behind closed doors. Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, said the secrecy will keep the process pure and prevent any of the pay-to-play shenanigans that haunts a lot of Illinois ...Secret process ma […]
    • Bay City Central High School class of 1939 celebrates its 75th reunion; see ... - Bay City Times September 23, 2014
      Bay City Central High School class of 1939 celebrates its 75th reunion; see ...Bay City TimesScreen Shot 2014-09-22 at 1.52.35 PM.png The class of 1939: Eleven Members of the Bay City Central High School class of 1939 met Saturday, Sept. 20, for their 75th class reunion. (Courtesy photo)Andrew Dodson | adodson@mlive.com. MONITOR ...
    • Mix-up prompts change in medical marijuana law - Chicago Tribune September 22, 2014
      Mix-up prompts change in medical marijuana lawChicago TribuneLang brushed off the impact of the mix-ups, saying the "spirit" of spreading out the cultivation centers is still being followed. "The whole notion of doing these cultivation centers by state police districts was an artificial set of boundaries that we ...
    • Citizen Action/Illinois Announces 2014 Election Endorsements - Progress Illinois September 22, 2014
      Citizen Action/Illinois Announces 2014 Election EndorsementsProgress IllinoisFor State Senate: Mattie Hunter-3, Senator Bill Cunningham-18, Suzanne “Suzy” Glowiak-24, Senator Terry Link-30, and Don Harmon-39. For State Representative: Pamela Reeves-Harris-10, Greg Harris-13, Kelly M. Cassidy -14, Lou Lang -16, Mo Khan -20, ...
    • Bruce Rauner Comes Out Against Medical Marijuana - CBS Local September 17, 2014
      CBS LocalBruce Rauner Comes Out Against Medical MarijuanaCBS LocalState Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie) called Rauner's comments, “heartless” and “appalling.” “That means he would have vetoed the opportunity for some of the sickest people in our state to get a product they need to improve their quality of life ...Rauner: Medical marijuana licenses sh […]
    • Chip shots September 23, 2014 - Coeur d'Alene Press September 23, 2014
      Chip shots September 23, 2014Coeur d'Alene Press2, Donna Richardson/Kelli Ealy, 178. 3, Anita Robinson/Sheila Lang, 179. 4 (tie), Kathy Campbell/Sue Ireland, Ronna Garbreath/Pat Suko, 188. Net: 1, Colleen Clancy/Mary Ann Clancy, 125. 2, Heidi Acuff/Heidi Rogers, 126. 3, Mary Lou Bunn/B.J. Morton ...
    • Encyclopaedia Blanks - The Business of Fashion September 23, 2014
      The Business of FashionEncyclopaedia BlanksThe Business of FashionI was obsessed with David Bowie, Lou Reed, Marc Bolan, Roxy Music, Andy Warhol. I wanted ... We were spoiled rotten by this gorgeous excess, but then at the same time there would be the incredible rigour and emotional overload of a Helmut Lang show.”.
    • Candidate for Illinois Governor Wants to Sell Medical Marijuana Program to ... - The Daily Chronic September 20, 2014
      NBCNews.comCandidate for Illinois Governor Wants to Sell Medical Marijuana Program to ...The Daily ChronicLou Lang, who sponsored the current law, called Rauner's remarks “insulting” to the state's seriously ill patients who will benefit from medical marijuana. “The whole notion that Mr. Rauner would veto the bill, the notion that it would go to th […]
    • Matching people to jobs - Herald Times Reporter September 21, 2014
      Matching people to jobsHerald Times ReporterLang believes there are several key reasons why ABR employees enjoy their assignments at the manufacturer. "We immerse them in our culture ... when we have celebration achievements they are part of them ... when there are rewards, they receive them, ...
    • Advocates Tear Apart GOP Candidate's Anti-Marijuana Comments - Huffington Post September 17, 2014
      The RepublicAdvocates Tear Apart GOP Candidate's Anti-Marijuana CommentsHuffington PostLou Lang (D-Skokie) told NBC Chicago that withholding names ensures the state will "choose applicants that have no regard for who you are, who you know, how much money you have, what campaign donations you made and what relationships you may ...Rauner needs to tu […]
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Illinois House Backs Affordable Health Care, Financial Security as Top Priorities

(Springfield, IL) — As you know, difficult problems  confront the nation, as a people and as a state – but together we can work to solve those problems. Divided We Fail, a nationwide effort is focusing on the biggest and most critical issues–affordable health care and financial security.

The Divided We Fail campaign is assembling the AARP, SEIU, the Business Roundtable, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and lawmakers from across the nation to find solutions to affordable health care and financial security.

To nudge the campaign along, I sponsored and won passage on January 8, 2009 of an Illinois House Resolution–H.R. 127–that commits Illinois lawmakers to break political gridlock that has, at times, crippled the legislative process and address health care and financial security here in Illinois to the extent we can.

The new General Assembly, the new Senate leaders, and potential change in the Governor’s office can only help move the process along.

Lou Lang

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