Gordon Eggers, Jr, Crusader Community Health discusses their dental program serving 14,000 children, 52,000 patients annually and involves a sliding fee scale. Crusader Community Health has rated 98% in their last patient survey.
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Marklund is a nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs. Comcast volunteers showed their support by painting, building planter boxes, fixing up resident bedrooms, and general cleaning at the facility.
On Saturday, April 21, 2018, members of the Fuller Park community, Comcast employees, and people from all over Chicago came together to perform a day of service to transform and uplift Tilden Career Community Academy High School in the Fuller Park neighborhood through physical service. In 2012, Tilden entered turnaround in order to provide a stronger school environment for their students. No longer in turnaround, Tilden is now a Convergence Academy. In partnership with Columbia College, Tilden has integrated digital media into teaching and learning, in order to give students a chance to Create, Consume, and Connect.
Volunteers participated in service projects that engender school pride, inspire student success outside of the classroom and after graduation, and made Tilden a more positive social environment for students.
What happens in Springfield affects cities and towns at the local level. The recent rise in property taxes has not funded education which needs to be done. Consolidating local pension funds will aid tremendously in relieving our states costs.
The state of Illinois needs to put together a budget, something that can be planned around. Illinois students are leaving our state to attend colleges outside of Illinois. Illinois education need to be more competitive to keep students in the state.
Illinois is hostile to existing and new businesses. With special fees, including workers comp & minimum wage increases, business can't stay open in Chicago. Illinois needs to change the Medicaid state pension and put caps on pensions.
The Village President of Orland Park's topic of choice is Economic Development. Orland Park is focused on Economic Diversification by adding STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) businesses while protecting its retail base. While there are many areas in Orland Park to develop, there are three core areas that it is focused on. One is the I-80 corridor, the second is the existing Regional Mall, Orland Square and the third is the Downtown Metra Triangle region.
Residents of the south side find many transportation challenges. The south suburbs recently opened 57/294 and Phase II will be another 1.5 years. There are new trains on the Metra line and the area is working on opening a third airport. There needs to be equity for all regions across the state.
Hear from Chicago Housing Authority CEO Jones about the latest work and progress on the many developments and programs the nation's second largest public housing authority brings to Chicago neighborhoods and residents. From groundbreaking at the historic Lathrop development to the increase in college attendance among CHA residents, the CHA is helping to improve communities and the lives of its residents through quality developments and resident programs.