CHANGE Illinois is creating a stronger, more inclusive democracy
The Independent Map Amendment is picking up steam in Illinois. With a favorable ruling this week, the era of ridiculous gerrymandering in Illinois may be over soon. CHANGE Illinois has been part of the fight for an Independent Map Amendment, as well as other campaigns to improve civic participation and strengthen democracy..
Lucas Museum lawsuit update
Last week, U.S. District Judge John Darra denied the city of Chicago’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit aimed to keep the Lucas Museum from being built on the city’s protected lakefront. Read the Chicago Tribune story here. The lawsuit was brought by Despres, Schwartz and Geoghegan Ltd. on behalf of Friends of.
GE Retirees Seek Class Action Status for Lawsuit
A lawsuit against General Electric is being closely watched in boardrooms around America, as the company defends its decision to shut down its retiree health care plan. In 2012, GE announced to its some of its retirees that they would no longer be part of its GE Medicare Benefits Plan. In 2014,.
Illinois Bill to Fight Hunger Signed into Law
Illinoisans whose paychecks don’t go far enough to meet their families’ basic needs will have improved access to food assistance with the passage of Senate Bill 1847. The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (Shriver Center) and Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights applaud Governor Rauner for signing SB.
Construction begins on permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans in Danville, Illinois
MERCY HOUSING LAKEFRONT, DANVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY, U.S. DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS BREAK GROUND ON NEW SUPPORTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FOR HOMELESS VETERANS (DANVILLE, Ill.) – Mercy Housing Lakefront, Danville Housing Authority, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs joined with community members and supporters to celebrate the ground breaking of new permanent supportive.