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    • A new harvest gets underway in downstate Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times October 4, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesA new harvest gets underway in downstate IllinoisChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie, who championed the medical marijuana program, said he thinks the governor is being “shortsighted.” “I also believe he is trying to make it look like he cares about these patients, but in fact a four-month extension doesn't really do ...and more » […]
    • Not even a psychiatrist can help Allen Chastanet's UWP - St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) October 4, 2015
      St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)Not even a psychiatrist can help Allen Chastanet's UWPSt. Lucia Times Online News (press release)The youth arm is in disarray replaced by a civil servant, a mendicant in the person of Dan Stephens; Ezechiel Joseph (Lang Lou) is blasting everyone at a zonal conference suspected of not supporting his cabal and ac […]
    • Erie-area education calendar: Oct. 4 - GoErie.com October 4, 2015
      GoErie.comErie-area education calendar: Oct. 4GoErie.comOct. 6: Nick Lang presents "A Voyage Through the Solar System." Oct. 20: Scott McKenzie presents "Prehistoric Erie." ... Lou Tullio -- A Real Erie Guy: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10; $15 with guest. LOST WOMEN OF HISTORY: Thursday, Oct. 8, ...and more »
    • Illinois Rep. Lou Lang, left, and Gov. Bruce Rauner - Crain's Chicago Business (blog) August 5, 2015
      Illinois Rep. Lou Lang, left, and Gov. Bruce RaunerCrain's Chicago Business (blog)Lou Lang—Skokie Democrat, harsh critic of GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner, deputy majority leader in Speaker Mike Madigan's House—happened to hit up that very same governor for a job for his daughter. Or, more accurately, a renewal of the part-time post she ...and more »
    • How Melissa Smey, Director of the Miller Theater, Spends Her Sunday - New York Times October 2, 2015
      New York TimesHow Melissa Smey, Director of the Miller Theater, Spends Her SundayNew York TimesLately it's been “Amelia,” this beautiful dance film choreographed by Édouard Lock with music by David Lang. He reorchestrated songs by Lou Reed, and they're completely transformed. We've also been rewatching “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould […]
    • Classical & Opera Listings for Oct. 2-8 - New York Times October 1, 2015
      New York TimesClassical & Opera Listings for Oct. 2-8New York TimesDecoda (Saturday) Presented alongside the Metropolitan Museum's exhibition of portraits by John Singer Sargent, this ensemble offers a concert of musical character studies by composers including Britten, Ravel, David Lang, Lou Harrison and Paul Moravec.
    • Carol Marin: 'The Shark' swims in hazardous waters - Chicago Sun-Times October 2, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesCarol Marin: 'The Shark' swims in hazardous watersChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie, estimates the cost of expanded Medicaid coverage would be $25 million a year. Skeptics claim the cost would be even higher. But there is also a cost to doing nothing. The Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association estimates ...
    • 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 […]
    • Deaths - Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) September 29, 2015
      DeathsLewiston Morning Tribune (subscription)Peggy Lou Lang. OROFINO - Peggy Lou Lang, 87, of Peck, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel of Orofino is in charge of arrangements. Arthur Retan. Arthur Retan, 93, of Clarkston ...
    • Odd Man Out in Illinois Budget Battle: Republican Governor - New York Times September 15, 2015
      New York TimesOdd Man Out in Illinois Budget Battle: Republican GovernorNew York Times“I remember him asking me, 'What can I do to be a good governor?' ” said Lou Lang, a state representative from Skokie, a Chicago suburb. “I told him to make the Assembly a good partner. We're professionals, and we don't care if you're a Republican.” […]
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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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