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    • Eyewitness News Investigation: Portrait of a Con - MyStateline.com February 27, 2015
      MyStateline.comEyewitness News Investigation: Portrait of a ConMyStateline.comPeople like Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie), who authored a resolution praising the organization and Spizzirri in 2003. He declined repeated requests for comment. State Representative Elgie Sims, Jr. (D) lobbied for Save a ...
    • The Register's Editorial: Iowa should fix its cannabis oil problem, not Illinois - DesMoinesRegister.com February 26, 2015
      DesMoinesRegister.comThe Register's Editorial: Iowa should fix its cannabis oil problem, not IllinoisDesMoinesRegister.comThe problem is that out-of-state buyers are not allowed under the Illinois law — and that's not likely to change, according to the legislation's primary sponsor, Rep. Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie. "Not plausible at […]
    • Lawmaker Wants To Extend Pot Program - RiverBender.com February 27, 2015
      Lawmaker Wants To Extend Pot ProgramRiverBender.comState Rep. Lou Lang is introducing legislation to move back the program's end date to four years from the date when the first dispensaries are registered with the state. Without an extension, Lang fears legalized medical cannabis may become too expensive.and more »
    • FSPAs to memorialize their 'shooting star,' Sister Thea Bowman - La Crosse Tribune February 28, 2015
      La Crosse TribuneFSPAs to memorialize their 'shooting star,' Sister Thea BowmanLa Crosse Tribune... De Sales Brother Mickey McGrath, a renowned artist, writer and speaker; Mary Lou Jennings, executive director of the Sister Thea Bowman Black Catholic Educational Foundation, and Sister Marla Lang, FSPA, classmate who professed vows with Bowman.
    • Lawmakers propose to slow heroin use with new bills - Chicago Daily Herald February 26, 2015
      Chicago Daily HeraldLawmakers propose to slow heroin use with new billsChicago Daily HeraldLou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, and Yingling agree that Illinois needs to start addressing the heroin issue and implementing new policies. "We have an increasing problem with heroin, and every day we don't act, it's a day we're not saving lives," […]
    • Rita sees new hope for casino expansion - Chicago Tribune February 27, 2015
      Rita sees new hope for casino expansionChicago TribuneLou Lang, D-Skokie, who had sponsored that 2012 bill and had spent years trying to increase the number of casinos in the state, withdrew from the fight, citing a "perceived conflict of interest." Madigan surprised many Springfield observers by handing ...
    • State has real concerns about Real ID - The Southern February 25, 2015
      State has real concerns about Real IDThe SouthernLou Lang, D-Skokie, is not a fan of Real ID as it exists. He said the federal government has failed to listen to state concerns. “I don't want to be a part of any kind of action that restricts people from our state from moving around the country as ...and more »
    • Iowa Gov. Branstad's cannabis oil idea faces roadblocks - SaukValley.com February 23, 2015
      Iowa Gov. Branstad's cannabis oil idea faces roadblocksSaukValley.comLou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie. “The governor of Iowa is talking nonsense.” Branstad's spokesman, Jimmy Centers, didn't respond to Lang's comment but said Branstad wants to meet with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to talk about the idea while both men ...and more »
    • 500 attend Pravin Varughese memorial; congressman taking affidavit to D.C. - Chicago Tribune February 17, 2015
      Chicago Tribune500 attend Pravin Varughese memorial; congressman taking affidavit to D.C.Chicago TribuneState Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie tells 500 people at a memorial service that the Varughese family has more guts and determination than any he has seen. State Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie tells 500 people at a memorial service that the Varughese family has more ... […]
    • Rauner proposes to cut $25M to drug abuse help - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier February 19, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesRauner proposes to cut $25M to drug abuse helpJournal Gazette and Times-CourierSPRINGFIELD -- Illinois lawmakers and drug treatment experts are concerned with Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut funding to heroin addiction and rehabilitation programs. State Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, said he plans to fight the Republican governor's . […]
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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.

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