Posts tagged "Latinos"

Affordable Care Act addresses some health disparities, perpetuates others, experts say

Affordable Care Act addresses some health disparities, perpetuates others, experts say
Today uninsured Americans begin enrolling in state health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. The exchanges allow people who are buying insurance to compare different health plans and find one that is most affordable for them. In Illinois, the exchange is expected to eventually cover 1 million people who are currently uninsured, according to... Read more »

Strengthening A Voting Bloc: Pushing for an impressive Latino turnout

Christian Diaz woke up at 4 a.m. on Election Day. It was still dark as he made his way to Ames Middle School in Logan Square for the 5:50 a.m. meeting with a group of volunteers. Fortified with coffee, they headed out to knock on the doors of registered Latino voters in the area. Historically... Read more »

Latinos running as progressives try to dismantle machine in state legislature

Latinos running as progressives try to dismantle machine in state legislature
A handful of Chicago’s Latino candidates running for the state legislature are hoping their progressive agendas and histories of community organizing can oust some of the longtime, establishment incumbents in their districts. There’s Adolfo Mondragón, the Yale- and University of Chicago-educated public interest attorney and college professor, who has worked for human rights groups, done... Read more »
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Letter to Alvarez asks for investigation of Landek, for allegedly offering bribe

Letter to Alvarez asks for investigation of Landek, for allegedly offering bribe
Yet another twist in the 12th District state Senate race surfaced late last week when candidate Raul Montes asked the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to investigate his opponent, Steve Landek. In a Feb. 24 letter to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Montes requested that a criminal investigation be opened to explore whether Landek... Read more »

New report: Latinos in Chicago contribute more in tax revenue than public services received

The Latino population in the Chicago area contributed more in tax revenue than the cost incurred by local governments to deliver public services, a newly released study found. Latinos contributed almost $1.2 billion more in tax revenues than the cost of public services such as education, health care and other services like public safety, according... Read more »