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    • Whose Piloting the Cannabis Ship Since Morgan Parachuted Out? - ChicagoNow (blog) April 18, 2015
      ChicagoNow (blog)Whose Piloting the Cannabis Ship Since Morgan Parachuted Out?ChicagoNow (blog)Bob Morgan, the current head of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot project is stepping down. Things that make me go hmmm??? Mr. Morgan stated that it had been a pleasure to serve. I can't help but wonder if he is considering any possibility of the ...
    • Meet the legislator who brought medical marijuana to Illinois - Crain's Chicago Business March 21, 2015
      Crain's Chicago BusinessMeet the legislator who brought medical marijuana to IllinoisCrain's Chicago BusinessRep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, has championed medical marijuana in Illinois since 2009, when a group of advocates showed up at his Springfield office in wheelchairs, walkers and with IV bags to plead their case. “It tugged at my heartstrings,” say […]
    • Heroin forum focuses on next steps in fight against drug's use - Chicago Tribune April 11, 2015
      Chicago TribuneHeroin forum focuses on next steps in fight against drug's useChicago TribuneLou Lang, D-Skokie, was on hand Friday to offer what's next in the fight against heroin. Lang is sponsoring the state's Heroin Crisis Act, which would expand drug court programs, create the nation's first drug take-back program for pharmacies, requ […]
    • Illinois medical marijuana czar leaving post - Chicago Sun-Times April 16, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesIllinois medical marijuana czar leaving postChicago Sun-TimesAnd while Rauner's administration was swift in getting the permits out to begin the growing and then selling of medical marijuana, Lang noted, “Gov. Rauner has signaled that he's not a huge fan of this program.” “Hopefully he will appoint someone who ...and more »
    • The AHL in Norfolk: 2000-2015 - The Virginian-Pilot April 17, 2015
      The Virginian-PilotThe AHL in Norfolk: 2000-2015The Virginian-PilotVirginia Beach's Lou Marconyak remembers serving spaghetti to Hampton Roads goalie Patrick Lalime the night before he signed to play for Marconyak's beloved Pittsburgh Penguins. He can remember daughter Claire baby-sitting for players' children, son ...and more »
    • Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania - Scranton Times-Tribune April 18, 2015
      Places to go and things to do in Northeast PennsylvaniaScranton Times-TribuneROCK 107 35TH BIRTHDAY BASH: with Lou Gramm, Thursday, the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre. CATHEDRAL OF ST. PETER SACRED CONCERT SERIES:the Lyric Consort: Et Incarnatus Est: The Word Made Flesh , Friday .... KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND & JONNY ...and more »
    • Rauner resists extending medical marijuana program for now - DeKalb Daily Chronicle April 14, 2015
      Rauner resists extending medical marijuana program for nowDeKalb Daily ChronicleLou Lang, a Skokie Democrat who sponsored the original medical marijuana legislation. Lang's bill would extend the program four years from when the first dispensary begins officially operating. The pilot program is scheduled for automatic repeal on Jan.and more »
    • LIVE MUSIC: Saturday April 18 - The Providence Journal April 17, 2015
      The Providence JournalLIVE MUSIC: Saturday April 18The Providence JournalSteve Smith and the Nakeds, rhythm and blues and rock, Skyline Lounge, Lang's Bowlarama, 225 Niantic Ave., Cranston. 944-0500, langsbowlarama.com. 9:30 pm-1 am. No cover. The Smokin' Toads, rock, Lou's Cafe, 47 Summer St., Manville. 762-9741.and more »
    • Girls track | Triton Invitational results - Post-Bulletin April 17, 2015
      Girls track | Triton Invitational resultsPost-BulletinLily Anderson (WEM) 13.43; 2. Lacey Schwartz (GMLOS) 13.94. 200 — 1. Sydney Bendtsen (GMLOS) 27.73; 2. Claire Ziller (Lou) 28.27. 400 — 1. Tess Hokansen (KW) 1:01.66; 2. Lily Anderson (WEM) 1:03.04. 800 — 1. McKenzie Kirtz (GMLOS) 2:28.24; 2 ...and more »
    • Hovdey: Big stars have history of playing small towns - Daily Racing Form April 16, 2015
      Hovdey: Big stars have history of playing small townsDaily Racing FormNerud sent Dr. Fager to Rockingham because of his personal relationship with track president Louis Smith, which is one of a handful of reasons the superstars of the sport sometimes wander from the big rooms to play before grateful crowds in the ...
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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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