020414 js 306Chicago - This Monday, Holy Cross Hospital will host a FREE Affordable Care Act event where you can receive enrollment information and assistance.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. To schedule your appointment, please call (773) 884-9350.

What: President’s Day ACA event – enroll in Medicaid or a health insurance plan that fits your budget
When: Monday, Feb. 17 from noon to 7 p.m.
Where: Holy Cross Hospital, North Lobby, 2701 W. 68th St., Chicago

In order to enroll in a health plan, you must bring:

  • Social security numbers for all family members (or documents indicating immigration status)
  • Driver’s license or other state-issued ID
  • Rental lease or utility bill
  • A copy of your 2012 tax return or proof of income (W-2 form, documentation of unemployment or disability, documentation of social security benefits or other retirement income received)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance coverage you may have, whether or not you are covered through your employer.


En Espanol

Chicago - Este lunes, el hospital Holy Cross patrocinara un evento GRATIS donde se puede recibir información y asistencia para inscribirse para seguro medico conforme a la nueva ley de salud.

Todos son bienvenidos, pero se prefieren citas. Para programar su cita, llame al (773) 884-9350.

Qué: Evento del Día de los Presidentes para inscribirse en Medicaid o un plan de seguro medico que se ajuste a tu presupuesto
Cuándo: Lunes 17 de febrero, de 12-7 p.m.
Lugar: Holy Cross Hospital, Sala de Entrada Norte, 2701 W. 68th St., Chicago

Para inscribirse en un plan de seguro medico se requieren los siguientes materiales:

  • Los números de seguro social de todos los miembros de tu familia (o documentos que indican estado migratorio)
  • Licencia de manejo o otra forma de identificación emitida por el estado
  • Contrato de renta o factura de servicios públicos
  • Una copia de tu declaración de impuestos del 2012 o comprobante de ingresos (formulario W-2, documentación de desempleo o incapacidad, documentación beneficios de seguro social o otros ingresos de jubilación recibidos) 
  • Los números de póliza para cualquier cobertura de seguro medico actual, si estas o no estás cubierto a través de su empleador

01292014 CM 0854csCHICAGO - As co-chair of the Illinois Conference of Women Legislators, I am very excited to announce our 2014 scholarship program. The COWL scholarship fund assists women 25 and older who wish to continue obtaining an undergraduate education after interrupting their schooling due to family concerns, economic difficulties or other barriers. Particular consideration will be given to women who have demonstrated leadership in community service. Eligible applicants must be Illinois residents planning to attend an accredited, on-campus (not online) Illinois college or university.

A COWL scholarship covers up to $2,500 in tuition, books and/or fees for one year. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, and COWL will notify applicants of their status by April 30. Please click here for more information and application materials.

The members of the Illinois Conference of Women Legislators wish to inspire other women to develop their skills and use them to make a difference in Illinois government and community life. One of the best ways to achieve our goal is to empower women to earn college degrees, even when life circumstances have interrupted their pursuit of an education. Please share this information with your friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers who are women over the age of 25 and could benefit from assistance in getting their dreams back on track. 

Go Red for WomenSPRINGFIELD – Along with colleagues, staff and visitors to the Capitol, State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th), co-chairwoman of the Illinois Conference of Women Legislators, wore red today to promote awareness of the number one cause of death in women: heart disease.

“As women, we should be aware that heart disease claims more of our sisters’ lives than all forms of cancer combined, and a woman is even more likely to die of heart disease than a man,” Collins said. “COWL is proud to partner with the American Heart Association again this year to encourage women to know their risk factors, talk to their doctors and adopt healthy lifestyles.”

An estimated 43 million women in the United States suffer from heart disease each year, and cardiovascular disease kills one American woman every minute. While 90 percent of women have at least one risk factor for developing heart disease, only 20 percent identify it as their greatest health threat. Women are still underrepresented in clinical trials pertaining to heart disease and are less likely to call 911 when they themselves are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack than when another person reports symptoms. The gap between the survival rates of men and women with heart disease continues to widen each year.

Both male and female legislators wearing red suits, dresses, ties and lapel pins gathered in the rotunda before the governor’s State of the State address to show their support for the Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, which is sponsoring its tenth annual National Wear Red Day on February 7.

042313br0242SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th) issued the following statement after Governor Pat Quinn’s State of the State address today:

I was encouraged by the focus on extending a helping hand to those who bore the brunt of the recession and are not reaping the rewards of the recovery. I am resolved that as Illinois moves forward from this time of crisis, we will not leave our wounded behind.

That’s why I stand with the governor and many of my colleagues in support of increasing the minimum wage this year. As Pres. Obama leads the charge for a higher federal minimum wage to ensure the fair treatment of workers in all states, here in Illinois we are motivated by the core belief he expressed last night: that a man or woman working a full-time job should not have to live in poverty.

Doubling the Earned Income Tax Credit, focusing on job creation and extending access to early childhood education will likewise help break the cycle of poverty for families especially hard-hit by the housing crisis and recession. I look forward to working hard this year to enact policies that bring recovery and promise to the neighborhoods of my district and throughout the state.

Contact Info

Chicago Office:
1155 W. 79th St.
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 224-2830

Springfield Office:
M114 Capitol
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1607


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