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    • The Edinburgh Fringe: An Expat Decodes the World's Largest Arts Festival - Wall Street Journal (blog) July 30, 2015
      Wall Street Journal (blog)The Edinburgh Fringe: An Expat Decodes the World's Largest Arts FestivalWall Street Journal (blog)My comedy picks are Lou Sanders, Tim Key, Cariad & Paul and Austentatious. My top theater shows this ... The International Festival includes big-name musicians Lang Lang and Sufjan Stevens and Scottish playwright David Greig. E […]
    • Campaign cash flows from medical marijuana interests to state Rep. Lou Lang - Reboot Illinois June 15, 2015
      Reboot IllinoisCampaign cash flows from medical marijuana interests to state Rep. Lou LangReboot IllinoisLou Lang isn't a household name, but the veteran state legislator is well known to many as the driving force behind one of the biggest changes to Illinois' law books in decades: The legalization of medical marijuana. He's also been showered […]
    • Illinois Passes Bill Giving Hatzolah Same Rights as Other Ambulance Services - JP Updates July 27, 2015
      JP UpdatesIllinois Passes Bill Giving Hatzolah Same Rights as Other Ambulance ServicesJP Updates“This bill was all about saving lives,” Lou Lang, a Jewish Democrat, and member of Illinois' House of Representatives told the outlet. “Rarely do we get a chance to pass a law that does so much to create a healthier community.” Lang was a co-sponsor of ... […]
    • Doubek: Secretive Rauner reneges on campaign promises - Chicago Sun-Times July 27, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesDoubek: Secretive Rauner reneges on campaign promisesChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie, sponsor of that bill, said he has a “good level of confidence” he could override a veto, should the governor reject the measure. And a list of conditions that would increase the number of illnesses approved for treatment with ...and more »
    • Feast your ears: Film to tell homegrown radio story of WHFS - CapitalGazette.com July 27, 2015
      CapitalGazette.comFeast your ears: Film to tell homegrown radio story of WHFSCapitalGazette.com"The music would go from Frank Zappa to Mahler to Emmy Lou (Harris) to the Nighthawks to the Slickee Boys, Danny Gatton and then the Beatles," Schlossberg said. And the station was also the place where listeners heard many stars on the rise for the ...and […]
    • Community wants Roseland Hospital to stay open - Chicago Sun-Times July 24, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesCommunity wants Roseland Hospital to stay openChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie, sponsor of that bill, said he has a “good level of confidence” he could override a veto, should the governor reject the measure. And a list of conditions that would increase the number of illnesses approved for treatment with ...and more »
    • Police: Marijuana worth more than $200K seized in West Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times July 25, 2015
      Police: Marijuana worth more than $200K seized in West ChicagoChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang (D-Skokie), who has championed the bill and the medical marijuana program, said he hopes the governor will sign the extension. Otherwise, it's veto-proof in the House and there's a “very strong majority” in the Senate, Lang said. “The governor ...and more » […]
    • Illinois lawmakers quick to say Blagojevich not getting out of prison any time ... - Chicago Tribune July 21, 2015
      Chicago TribuneIllinois lawmakers quick to say Blagojevich not getting out of prison any time ...Chicago TribuneLou Lang, D-Skokie, said the ruling reopened a wound that Illinois has tried to move beyond, but said he had faith in the court system. "He's still convicted on nine other counts, going to be re-tried on five counts. I'd say the dist […]
    • Temporary budget, likely doomed, goes to Illinois governor - Danville Commercial News July 15, 2015
      Danville Commercial NewsTemporary budget, likely doomed, goes to Illinois governorDanville Commercial NewsLou Lang, D-Skokie, defends a temporary, one-month budget that allows state workers to get paid at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Thursday, July 9, 2015. The Illinois House adopted a stop-gap spending plan Thursday that would guarantee state employee . […]
    • Full Show 5/15/15 (Felipe Esparza, IL House Leader Lou Lang, Aly Jados) - WGN Radio May 18, 2015
      WGN RadioFull Show 5/15/15 (Felipe Esparza, IL House Leader Lou Lang, Aly Jados)WGN RadioPatti kicks off the show by riding sidecar with Elliott Serrano and Esmeralda Leon. Then, comedian Felipe Esparza swings by to talk about his upcoming shows and more. Later, IL house leader Lou Lang talks to Patti about her recent trips downstate and ...
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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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