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The Majority Report 10/26/14 - Jobs, health care, violence prevention

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Illinois national leader in employment growth

Illinois national leader in employment growth

In a story this week on our I Like Illinois website, there is good news from the U.S. Bureau of Labor's September jobs report: Illinois has seen a 2.5 percent drop in unemployment over the past year. That's the largest year-to-year job growth in the nation, down by nearly one-third.

 

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Delgado helping to ‘bridge the gap'

Delgado helping to ‘bridge the gap'

Senator William Delgado (D-Chicago) joined U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis at the UIC forum in Chicago to discuss disparities in health care access in Illinois. Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities was hosted by the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.


"It's extremely important that every individual in Illinois has access to health care, regardless of who he or she is or where he or she comes from," Delgado said. "We have to take any and every opportunity to keep addressing this issue and continue the discussion."

 

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Bush-nominated facility receives AT&T Investing in Illinois Award

Bush-nominated facility receives AT&T Investing in Illinois Award

This week, A Safe Place in Zion was named a winner of an AT&T Investing in Illinois Award. A Safe Place will receive $2,000 from AT&T to be used for housing victims of domestic violence, which includes shelter, transitional and permanent housing. Illinois State Senator Melinda Bush and State Representative Sam Yingling nominated the organization for the recognition from AT&T Illinois.


"The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates one in every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime," said Senator Bush. "It's heartening to see organizations like AT&T supporting the life-changing work A Safe Place does for victims of domestic violence."

 

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October means breast cancer awareness, prevention

October means breast cancer awareness, prevention

Once seen as a woman's issue, breast cancer is a national health issue that affects men, women and increasingly younger adults. Illinoisans should be aware of traditional diagnostic issues and prevention methods in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


There are several types of breast cancer, a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of a breast. The disease occurs mostly in women, but men are susceptible to the hereditary disease as well.

 

 

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