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AIDS and HIV Funding in Peril Under Proposed Budget

AIDS and HIV Funding in Peril Under Proposed Budget

The problem: HIV cases in Illinois are rising, but funding in next year’s newly proposed budget does not meet the need. The solution: bi-partisan effort to produce a smart budget — which hasn’t been the state’s forte in the past. “If that funding is not produced, we will unquestionably all see 500 to 1,000 people […]

Public Hearings Begin for Obesity Epidemic

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Public Hearings Begin for Obesity Epidemic

Chicago recently hosted the first of three public hearings required by last year’s legislative bill HB3767, which created the Obesity Prevention Initiative Act. This calls for the Illinois Department of Public Health to find solutions to the state’s obesity epidemic. The next two public hearings take place in Springfield on March 8 and Carbondale on March 15. […]

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Innovative STD Treatment OK’ed in Illinois

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A new law in Illinois (SB212) allows doctors to provide medication to partners of people who have gonorrhea and chlamydia without having personally diagnosed those individuals. “It’s safe, it’s effective, it’s recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention),” said John Peller, director of government relations for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Peller was […]

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Munoz continues reign in 1st District

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Sen. Antonio “Tony” Munoz continues to reign in the 1st District, keeping alive his 10-year streak in the Illinois Senate with a win in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. The incumbent received 69 percent of votes, giving him an overwhelming majority against his challenger, Adolfo Mondragon. Munoz, who was not available for comment during the week leading […]

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Neighborhood Groups Rally for Seniors and Food Bank in Edgewater

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On one recent cold morning in Edgewater, seniors lined up outside of the neighborhood’s only food bank, two hours before it was to open. “This morning there were 37 people in line,” said Tom Robb, director of Care For Real, an Edgewater food pantry open four days a week that has served the neighborhood for almost […]

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