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Will Berwyn Reap Benefits of Trump, Price Healthcare Changes?

By Rich Bodee

In 2010, the House passed the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and President Obama signed it as a law. The goals were simple: to provide more Americans with health insurance, to provide better care, and to reduce the costs of care.

But since 2010, there have been many critics of the program, mainly Republicans. Their criticisms include that the more people insurance companies cover, the more the actual rates will rise. In addition, under Obamacare, Medicaid became a state decision. Therefore, states that have not expanded Medicaid inevitably increased the number of people who are uninsured. Continue reading

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District 201 Schools Rally for Funding

By Rich Bodee

On the morning of Oct. 6, before school even began at both Morton East and West high schools, students, parents, and faculty rallied in support of three things: K-12 and college education funding, a call to end standardized testing, and education funding equality.

“The rallies were sponsored by the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS), which is a national coalition between labor unions, mainly the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association,” Robert Bartlett, a teacher at Morton West said. Continue reading

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Republican Andy Kirchoff Challenges Lisa Hernandez in the 24th District

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Pictures: Map of the 24th District (left) and Republican candidate Andy Kirchoff (right).

By Rich Bodee

Political season is upon us and in a few weeks we will be electing our newest batch of representatives from each political district.

Two candidates are Republican Andy Kirchoff, who is running against Democrat Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez for the Illinois 24th District House seat.

Typically, an Illinois state representative will represent around 108,000 residents in their district. The 24th District encompasses much of Berwyn and Cicero, as well as parts of Riverside and Brookfield. Continue reading

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