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    • Living in the tombs at Suffolk Downs - The Courier-Journal September 30, 2014
      The Courier-JournalLiving in the tombs at Suffolk DownsThe Courier-JournalInstead of the “Call to the Post,” Suffolk's bugler will play “Auld Lang Syne” this coming Saturday when this historic track runs its last races and ends forever the storied history of thoroughbred racing in New England. This unlucky roll of the dice ...and more »
    • Panel explores impact of proposed UNLV medical school - Las Vegas Sun September 29, 2014
      Panel explores impact of proposed UNLV medical schoolLas Vegas SunLas Vegas' economy is missing one crucial piece to its puzzle — a public medical school, according to panelists at a Lincy Institute forum on the economic impact of a medical school at UNLV. UNLV, in the meantime, has taken another step in an effort ...and more »
    • Kingston Bowling: Dan Lowe leads Marbletown Legion Mixed with 769 - The Daily Freeman September 29, 2014
      Kingston Bowling: Dan Lowe leads Marbletown Legion Mixed with 769The Daily Freeman... Jeff Heppner 237—651, Leo Fejzollari 235—644, John Nolterieke 247—635, Russ Mackey 256—626, Alex Fallon 242—624, Jim Hayner 622, Shaun Ramsey 621, Jim Bishop 614, Mike Assa 612, Rob Hand 234—610, Lou Swart 609, Bill Martin 607, David ...
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bids - fox2now.com September 14, 2014
      KSDKMedical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bidsfox2now.comLou Lang, D-Skokie, said Friday that the law's confidentiality clause also prevents companies from getting information about competitors that could give them an advantage, The Southern reported. “The idea was to keep this not secret in the sense of ...Medical marijuana law sponsor defends s […]
    • Bay City Central High School class of 1939 celebrates its 75th reunion; see ... - Bay City Times September 23, 2014
      Bay City TimesBay 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 ...
    • Flood the house with music - The Recorder September 24, 2014
      Flood the house with musicThe RecorderRock stars at the 'Horse have included Warren Zevon, Patti Smith and Lou Reed. Herold and co-author David Sokol .... Her career was soaring — Canadian diva k.d. lang — and we had sold out 2,000 seats in a matter of days. I wanted everything to be ...
    • 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, ...
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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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