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Employee Christmas present from Chicago Department of Public Health: 208 layoffs

Employee Christmas present from Chicago Department of Public Health: 208 layoffs
It’s lousy to get laid off at Christmas time. But even lousier to hear about it through a cryptic message faxed to your office. That’s how many Chicago Department of Public Health employees learned last week that they were going to be laid off. A faxed table of employee layoffs they’d never heard of went... Read more »

City mental health patients will have to travel four more miles to find treatment

I’m told that Chicago used to be the “jewel of the Midwest” when it came to mental health clinics. We used to have 20 outpatient clinics, a reaction to the de-institutionalization of mental health in the sixties–taking people out of asylums and helping them live a regular life at home, with treatment. Centers used to... Read more »