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    • Tom Kacich: Madigan camp in contact with Ammons - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette April 23, 2014
      Tom Kacich: Madigan camp in contact with AmmonsChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteLou Lang, D-Skokie, who also is a House deputy majority leader. "I talked to (Lang) after the primary and he wished me well and said he'd be willing to support my candidacy in the fall," Ammons said. She also said she had spoken briefly with Madigan ...
    • Two proposed constitutional amendments to appear on Nov. 4 ballot - Daily Illini April 23, 2014
      Two proposed constitutional amendments to appear on Nov. 4 ballotDaily IlliniLou Lang, D-Skokie, on Dec. 10, 2012. It passed the House on April 2 and the Senate on April 10. The legislation is based on Marsy's Law in California. The amendment to the California Constitution was approved in the 2008 general election. Lang, spoke ...
    • Chicago House brunch to honor Jakobbson - Windy City Times April 23, 2014
      Windy City TimesChicago House brunch to honor JakobbsonWindy City TimesLou Lang and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky. Jeremy Hilborn will also be honored at this year's brunch, which is being chaired by Ted Grady of J&L Catering; Ross Slotten of Klein & Slotten Medical Associates; and Mallory Ulaszek of Roam Boutique. Sloan said ...
    • Roundabout or stoplight? Forest Grove meeting set - KOIN.com April 23, 2014
      Roundabout or stoplight? Forest Grove meeting setKOIN.comODOT spokesperson Lou Torres told KOIN 6 News the state added turn lanes, widened the shoulder and added signs. They're now proposing a ... “This is a call to action,” Joe Lang with Pacific University recently told KOIN 6 News. “Many members of the ...
    • Proposed Rules for Medical Marijuana Pilot Program Filed - WIFR April 19, 2014
      SFGateProposed Rules for Medical Marijuana Pilot Program FiledWIFRLou Lang (D-Skokie), who sponsored the legislation. “I am pleased with the direction we are going.” The following changes have been incorporated into the proposed rules filed today. Cultivation Centers>/b> • While the Act calls for one cultivation ...Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for […]
    • Gambling Expansion Territorial Concerns - Alton Daily News April 20, 2014
      Alton Daily NewsGambling Expansion Territorial ConcernsAlton Daily NewsThe sponsor of the last gambling expansion bill isn't convinced the newest effort will work. State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) has been a longtime backer of building more casinos in Illinois, though his efforts never made it past the governor's desk. The ...
    • Illinois proposes $100 patient card for medical marijuana users, drops gun ban - Tech Times April 20, 2014
      Illinois proposes $100 patient card for medical marijuana users, drops gun banTech TimesLou Lang, a Democrat and sponsor of the state's medical marijuana legislation who is a member of the committee set to vote to approve or turn down the rules. "I did ask them to remove it. I'm not the only person who did." However, despite the decision […]
    • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws - The State April 18, 2014
      Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics lawsThe StateLou Lang, a Skokie Democrat and a House deputy majority leader, said he had not studied Homer's letter but also questioned whether the rules would have the desired effect. "Everything that happens in government and everything uttered and every request ...and more »
    • Erie County real estate transactions - Buffalo News April 21, 2014
      Erie County real estate transactionsBuffalo NewsPart of 283-399 Ohio St., Carl P. Paladino; Louis A. Magnano to Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association Inc., $419,690. • 288 Linwood Ave., PMT Linwood Limited to Oscar Lang Llc, $380,000. • 837 Bailey, Jacob Levin Inc.; Jack Levin Inc. to 837 Bailey ...
    • Senate set to review Fine's bill on cyber bullying - Evanston Review April 18, 2014
      Senate set to review Fine's bill on cyber bullyingEvanston ReviewThe Illinois House of Representatives has passed legislation to help protect children from cyber bullying. Authored by Rep. Laura Fine, House Bill 4207 expands the definition of bullying to include cyber bullying that occurs outside of school and on ...and more »
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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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