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Senate Dems call for solutions to O’Hare noise burden

oharepresser060815-300State and federal lawmakers and local officials came together at a press conference today about concerns with rising noise levels from O’Hare International Airport.

The FAiR Coalition is a group of local organizations pursuing solutions to a mounting number of complaints from residents unhappy with a major increase in airport-related noise. They attended the press conference with officials today to call for action on these complaints, numbering 350,000 in March 2015 alone. House Joint Resolution 83, passed by both chambers of the General Assembly this spring, urges the City of Chicago to meet with the FAiR Coalition, federal officials and citizens to discuss solutions.

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Van Pelt: Rauner cuts to worker training program hurt businesses, families

pvp-jobtrainingcutsCHICAGO - Programs designed to help businesses and prospective employees alike are facing the chopping block as Governor Bruce Rauner has begun slashing programs and services rather than close corporate loopholes to try to balance the state budget.

On May 31, the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago, an organization whose mission is to assist businesses and promote economic development on the West Side of Chicago, received notice that at least two vital programs would no longer be funded by the state.

Rauner’s cuts would lead to more seniors in nursing homes (VIDEO)

Nearly 40,000 seniors striving to stay in their homes will be left without care as part of a slew of cuts announced by Governor Rauner yesterday.

The Community Care Program, providing basic care to over 100,000 seniors throughout Illinois, would be drastically scaled back, leaving many without care and, in many cases, forcing them out of their homes.

“All we need is a helping hand. We aren’t asking someone to be here 24/7,” said Ray Miller, a low-income senior who receives help from Community Care.