Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Insurance Open Thru December 15

Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Insurance Open Thru December 15

2018 enrollment for insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act opens on Wednesday, November 1.

2018 open enrollment is shorter than in previous years, so it’s important to act quickly. If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t get 2018 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

For more information on open enrollment, important deadlines, and plans and prices, visit the Affordable Care Act website.

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Chicago Progressive Caucus announces Fair Work Week Ordinance

Chicago Progressive Caucus announces Fair Work Week Ordinance

The Chicago Progressive Reform Caucus is announcing an ordinance that will guarantee predictable hours for Chicago workers. The #FairWorkWeekOrdinance will expand flexibility for employees while meeting employer needs.

If passed, the ordinance will require that employers give workers two weeks advance notice of workers’ schedules, the opportunity for employees to accept or decline more hours being added their schedule, and a predicted pay for when hours are shifted.

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2nd Annual Best of the 45th Ward Awards!

 

After hundreds of you nominated your favorites, here are the finalists for the
2nd Annual 45th Ward Awards!

BEST SCHOOL
Beaubien Elementary School
Disney ll Magnet School
St. Constance School

BEST PARK
Jefferson Memorial
Independence Park
Portage Park

BEST BUSINESS
Community Tavern
Fischman Liquors & Tavern
Gale Street Inn

BEST FESTIVAL/COMMUNITY EVENT
Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival
6 Corners BBQ Festival
Fringe Festival

BEST COMMUNITY LEADER
Anna Zolkowski Sobor
Cyd Smillie
George Karzas

BEST PUBLIC ART
Ed Paschke Murals
Positive Babel Mural on Irving Park Rd.
Hep Cat Mural on Cicero

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE IN EACH CATEGORY TODAY @
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/67NSFDN
Then join us on Oct. 19th at Bread & Wine when …

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45TH Ward Holiday Party

Spice up your holiday! Join Alderman John Arena and the 45th Ward Independent Democrats at the 45th Ward Cajun Holiday Party.

Friday, December 5th
7pm ~ 11pm
Filament Theatre
4041 N. Milwaukee

LIVE MUSIC AND DANCING WITH Voodoo Zydeco
WITH SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE BY
STATE REP. ROB MARTWICK & JILL ARENA

Enjoy food and beverages from Lake Effect Brewery,
DryHop Brewers, MCM Pub, Gale Street Inn, Noon O Kabab, La Pena, Rome’s Italian Beef, Eli’s Cheesecake and many more…

$45 per person • $80 per couple • $250 Sponsor • $500 Host • $1,000 Patron
To RSVP contact …

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Fundraiser to Re-elect John Arena for 45th Ward Alderman

You’re cordially invited to a fundraiser for

Re-elect John Arena for 45th Ward Alderman

October 23,
5:30-7pm
GALE STREET INN
4914 N. MILWAUKEE AVE.

$150 Individual    $250 Supporter    $500 Patron    $1,000 Host

To RSVP or pay online go to www.arenafor45.com
progressivesolutionsllc@gmail.com or 312-399-1902

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/galestreet

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You Can Still Register to Vote

You Can Still Register to Vote

The deadline to register in advance to vote has passed. However, if you are not registered, you still have options.

You can still participate during Grace Period registration through Oct. 19, at the Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington. Hours are 9-5, Monday through Saturday, and 9-3 on Sunday. You will need to vote immediately when you register.

From Oct. 20 through Nov. 1, all 51 early voting sites will also be open for Grace Period registration. That means you can register to vote, and vote, at any one of …

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Chicago Progressive Reform Caucus – welcomes Governor Howard Dean

CHICAGO’S PROGRESSIVE REFORM CAUCUS proudly welcomes Governor Howard Dean
at a cocktail reception to support progressive politics

Park Tavern • Skybox Lounge
1645 W Jackson
Thursday, June 12, 2014
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Special Guest Speaker Howard Dean PRIVATE RECEPTION WITH GOVERNOR DEAN
For Progressive Champion, Independent Voice and People’s Advocate sponsors
5:30pm–6:00pm

Progressive Champion $2,500 / Independent Voice $1,000   People’s Advocate $500 / $40 Advance tickets / $50 At the door

To RSVP email progressivesolutionsllc@gmail.com or call 312-399-1902

Paid for by the Chicago Reform Caucus, 2500 S St. Louis Chicago, IL 60623. A copy of our report is (or will be) …

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Chicago’s Progressive Caucus

Chicago’s Progressive Caucus

The Chicago’s aldermanic Progressive Caucus hosted their first fundraiser last night and completely filled the second floor of Buddy Guys club. — with Scott Waguespack, John Arena, Mariyana Spyropoulos, Alderman Bob Fioretti, Will Guzzardi, Leslie A. Hairston, Nick Sposato and Roderick T. Sawyer at Inaugural Progressive Caucus Fundraiser. — atBuddy Guy’s Legends.

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Mental Heath Clinics Need Support, Say Council Progressives

Mental Heath Clinics Need Support, Say Council Progressives

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140327/downtown/mental-heath-clinics-need-support-say-council-progressives

 

CITY HALL — Progressive aldermen urged the city Thursday to accept new funding for its six mental health clinics after six others were closed two years ago.

The Progressive Reform Caucus announced Thursday that its eight aldermen would submit a resolution next week calling for hearings on funding for the clinics.

They say the $2.3 million in savings the city claimed in closing six clinics in 2012 “failed to account for the additional costs of increased emergency-room visits, hospitalizations, police interventions and incarcerations.”

Aldermen said they also want …

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BREAKING VICTORY – The $15 Living Wage Chicago Referendum Passed!

BREAKING VICTORY – The $15 Living Wage Chicago Referendum Passed!

Raise Chicago Action NowGrassroots Collaborative Arise Chicago SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana #victory #fightfor15 — withAriseChicago WorkerCenter.

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