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Rep. Greg Harris Helps Fix Cook County's Obamacare Program

Cook County's early experiment with Obamacare through its waiver-based "CountyCare" Medicaid program has been faltering in the delivery of a key benefit - substance abuse treatment.

The problem has prompted State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) and the Illinois Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse to intervene to provide a solution.

Part of the

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Chicago Takes Over Boston Website For One Day As Mayors Make Good On Stanley Cup Wager (VIDEO)

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    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel smugging it up on the city of Boston's website Wednesday.

    "Hello Boston. You have no idea how glad I am to speak to you."

    Those words -- and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's supremely satisfied gloat -- are greeting Bostonians all Wednesday long.

    A little more than four months after the Chicago Blackhawks cinched

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    CTA Blue Line Train Crash: Commute Resumes In Chicago After 'Ghost Train' Collision

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    FOREST PARK, Ill. -- The morning commute was mainly running smoothly a day after an empty, unmanned commuter train slammed into another at a suburban Chicago station, injuring dozens of passengers.

    The Chicago Transit Authority train connecting Chicago's western suburbs with downtown and O'Hare International Airport was operating on a single-track

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago