Proposed Healthcare Budget Cuts Face Protests

On January 29, protesters vowed to fight a devastating series of cuts that will close 16 clinics throughout the city (many school-based)and shutter the Mother/Baby Unit at Provident Hospital and the Sengstrack Obstetrics and Pediatrics clinics. The proposed cuts are bound to affect senior citizens and primary caregivers across Cook County. Plans for additional actions are underway.

The battle has only grown more heated in the weeks since, and the fightback is expected to continue down to the wire — the end of February, by which time the County Board must pass the budget by law. The upshot? Nothing is fixed in stone — and the protests are having a growing impact. Read more

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