Monthly Archives: June 2006

Healthcare Justice for Illinois

After over a decade in which it was considered a third rail of politics, and despite all the lobbying on the part of insurance and pharmaceutical industries, health care reform is again making political waves as we realize that our … Continue reading

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Five Deaths at County Jail

With the death of Quentin Larry on May 28, now five inmates have died in the Champaign County Jail over a three year period. Individuals should not die in police custody – even if they are drug addicts. Citizens must … Continue reading

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Police Stage Attacks on Garden Hills

Police have long been regarded by many in the African American community as an occupying army. The recent use of overwhelming force by police in Garden Hills, a predominantly working class African A m e r i c a n … Continue reading

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Is Justice Blind?

There is a growing disparity in America between those who receive health care, and those who do not. Nowhere is this disparity more apparent than here in Champaign, Illinois. There is a young lady here in Champaign, 21 years of … Continue reading

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That Same Old Song and Dance

Here we are once again, talking about the chief. You know who I mean. Not the fire chief, not the police chief, but our own dearlyinvented, unfailingly-controversial, nationalcelebrity, real live imaginary Indian chief. It just goes on and on—the story … Continue reading

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Waking Up to the Reality of Healthcare in Champaign County

Over the last 22 years, that I have lived, worked, and attended school in Champaign C o u n t y, I have used nearly every possible method to cover health care costs for my daughter and myself: school insurance, … Continue reading

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