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Jails are signing up inmates for Obamacare

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart estimates that “roughly one-third of the jail’s inmates are mentally ill, and the “vast majority” are dealing with substance abuse.” By getting the formerly incarcerated into Obamacare, more mentally ill and addicted Illinoisans can get the care they need, thereby reducing crime, recidivism, and costs to taxpayers..

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Only One Thing Can Save Us

Tom Geoghegan has a new book out, and it’s definitely worth your attention. Also some great articles at Salon, Forbes and In These Times. Find out more about this latest read and all of Tom’s other books at Tom’s law firm website.

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Tom Geoghegan: Only One Thing Can Save Us

We helped Tom Geoghegan release his latest book: Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement. Mark Bazer of the Chicago-Famous “The Interview Show” moderated the discussion at the Hideout. Seminary Co Op was on hand to sell copies. Book details from the publisher: National.

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Resistance

How best to cure your post-election hangover? Come on down to the Siskel Film Center and watch Resistance, and learn why antibiotics are no match for today’s modern superbug. Find out more at your friendly neighborhood Facebook.  

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Heartland Alliance, Center on Halsted open region’s first LGBT-friendly senior housing

Heartland Housing and Center on Halsted today joined with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Senator Dick Durbin, Congressman Mike Quigley, Alderman Tom Tunney, State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, and other friends and supporters to open Town Hall Apartments, the region’s first LGBTQ-friendly, affordable senior housing development. “Town Hall Apartments is a safe, welcoming and affordable.

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Campaign swag

Rich Miller asks: What’s your own favorite political button and why? Bonus points for telling us a little about your own collection. I’ve kept a few buttons from previous campaigns I’ve worked on, but this is perhaps my favorite piece of memorabilia: Back in 1998, a potholder with the image of your.

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