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Could have had a tax cut if...


...we had enacted a Fair Tax. 

It’s April 15 and now that we’ve filed our taxes, many of us are unhappy with what we found on our state returns.

We’re working with A Better Illinois coalition to make sure next year tells a different story. If we enact a Fair Tax - with lower rates for lower incomes and higher rates for higher incomes – almost all of us, anyone making up to $205,000, will get a tax CUT next year. In addition to providing tax breaks for 94% of Illinois residents, a Fair Tax will finally produce the stable and sustainable revenue required to provide the crucial public services that our communities need to thrive. That means no more severe cuts to vital investments in areas like education, health care, and public safety.

What does a Fair Tax mean for you? Visit to calculate how much you'll save.

We have only until May 4 to pass the Fair Tax Act. Please contact your legislators today to urge them to support it.


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Building Healthy Futures 2014 Conferences

Downstate CoBuilding Healthy Futures Logonference:
We regret to announce that the conference in Effingham has been cancelled due to low registration. We encourage you to register for our May 1 conference in Oakbrook, IL.


Northern/Cook County Conference:
May 1, 2014
1909 Spring Brook Rd.
Oak Brook, Illinois

Click here to view workshops and register!


5 contact hours will be awarded for the conference.


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Loyola’s School-Based Health Center Receives Grant for Mental Health Services at Proviso East High School

Read the full editorial on the NewsWise website»

Klamath Battles Absenteeism At School-Based Health Center
Read the full editorial on the OPB website»

Northwestern Medicine sponsors healthy cooking classes for Chicago residents

Read the full editorial on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital website»

Seafood consumption
Ellen Mason, MD, IMCHC's Board of Directors Chairperson, was featured on the Chicago Tribune's Letter-to-the-Editor page.
Read the full editorial on the Chicago Tribune's website»

IMCHC’s Executive Director, Janine Lewis, was featured on the Chicago Tribune’s Letter-to-the-Editor page, sharing our work to fight hunger, through our Cooking Matters project. 
Read the full editorial on the Chicago Tribune's website»

Letter: Legislators right on vaccine bill
Read the full editorial on the State Journal Register website»

HRSA Grants Announced: Illinois Receives $3.7 Million

Read the full announcement»

Community Approaches to Reducing Infant Mortality

Read the full article on the Office of Minority Health's website»


School Health Centers
Read the full article on NY Times website»


Bill would push breastfeeding in Illinois hospitals

Read the full article on NPRs website»


School Health Centers Offer Teens Confidential Access to Reproductive Health Services

Read the full article on NPRs website»


CVS Caremark Charitable Trust "Surprises" Non-Profits With $4.3 Million in Funding
February 7, 2012

Read the full article on the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust website»




Building Healthy Futures Conferences
April 29th, 2014 | Effingham, IL - Cancelled
May 1st, 2014 | OakBrook, IL

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