Archive for November, 2013

19
Nov

Cardinal George of the Archdiocese of Chicago today joined with other faith leaders in the Chicagoland area to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The U.S. Senate in late June passed sweeping legislation leading to eventual citizenship for undocumented immigrants, but the House has yet to consider the bill, and has indicated it may take a piecemeal approach to immigration reform. Joining Cardinal George for a press ...

18
Nov

Nov. 18, 2013 show Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- aka food stamps -- received a cut in their monthly allotment on Nov. 1, when an extra financial boost from stimulus funding expired. Diane Dougherty, executive director of the Illinois Hunger Coalition, joins Bob to talk about the impact on recipients. Patrick Cacchione, executive director of the Illinois Catholic Health Association, then explains the new Illinois POLST, or Illinois Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. Finally, attorney ...

16
Nov

The Illinois House on Nov. 5 passed Senate Bill 10 on a 61-54 vote, with two lawmakers voting "present." The legislation changes the state's definition of marriage from "between a man and a woman" to "between two persons." The Senate had previously approved SB 10, and the governor plans to sign it into law. The Catholic Conference of Illinois issued this statement upon House passage. Read it in ...

05
Nov

The Illinois House today passed Senate Bill 10 on a 61-54 vote, with two voting "present." The Senate approved the legislation on Feb. 14, 2013. Gov. Pat Quinn has said he will sign the legislation into law. (View the House roll call here.) SB 10 changes the state's definition of marriage from "between a man and a woman" to "between two persons" and offers scant religious freedom protections to churches, religious employers and organizations, businesses and individuals. Following is ...