act http://peoriapublicradio.org en Schock introduces bill to expand health care exemption http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-introduces-bill-expand-health-care-exemption <div>US Congressman Aaron Schock wants to expand a religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act. The House passed Schock’s Equitable Access to Care and Health, or EACH, Act. Schock says the Affordable Care Act currently allows a few select faiths to exempt themselves from paying individual penalties. He says his legislation expands the exemption to more individuals.</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:40:06 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20106 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock introduces bill to expand health care exemption Intentional delay for IL health care sign up http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/intentional-delay-il-health-care-sign <p></p><div>The deadline is rapidly approaching to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and Illinois is finally taking to the airwaves to let people know about it. &nbsp;The delay was intentional:</div><p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:32:10 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 16316 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Intentional delay for IL health care sign up Sen. Kirk supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sen-kirk-supports-employment-non-discrimination-act <p></p><div>Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois took to the Senate floor Monday for the first time since suffering a stroke. &nbsp;He spoke out in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. &nbsp;It’s a bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender people, something that’s already in effect in Illinois.</div><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 02:08:31 +0000 Sean Powers 14430 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sen. Kirk supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act Schock touts passage of federal water resources act http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-touts-passage-federal-water-resources-act <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressman Aaron </span>Schock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the Water Resources Reform and Development Act overwhelmingly approved by the House is much needed </span>legislation<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He says it provides a variety of policy reforms and improvements for waterways like the Illinois River and its Lock and Dam system. The Congressman spoke to reporters at the Lock in </span>Creve<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Coeur:&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 03:28:36 +0000 Tanya Koonce 13922 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock touts passage of federal water resources act