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February 25, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – This week, cancer survivors and advocates joined virtual town halls throughout the state to hear from state lawmakers, including the bill sponsors, on prescription drug legislation currently being considered. "Soaring out-of-pocket costs make prescription drugs unaffordable for far too many Illinoisans, especially those with chronic conditions," said

February 17, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, Gov. J. B. Pritzker released his proposed budget for Illinois. Shana Crews, director of government relations in Illinois for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “As an organization dedicated to reducing suffering and death from cancer,

January 8, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) asks that legislators support legislation that will ease the cancer burden in Illinois. Long after this pandemic passes, people deserve to live full, healthy lives. ACS CAN is advocating for: Prescription

November 19, 2020
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is marking the American Cancer Society’s 45th annual Great American Smokeout happening today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of our youth, residents with lower incomes, LGBTQ+ communities and communities of color by passing strong tobacco

September 15, 2020
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL. – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cancer

July 8, 2020
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is encouraged to see the Illinois legislature pass and Gov. J.B. Pritzker sign legislation to allow Illinois Medicaid recipients access to possible life-saving clinical trials. ACS CAN is proud to have worked with the bill sponsors and thanks

June 24, 2020
Illinois

CHICAGO, Ill. – Public health advocates applaud efforts by Ald. Matt O’Shea and Ald. Roderick Sawyer to protect Chicago kids from flavored tobacco and a lifetime of addiction. Ald. O’Shea, Ald. Sawyer and 19 additional co-sponsors introduced an ordinance that will end the sale of all flavored tobacco products

April 16, 2020
Illinois

Springfield, Ill.—Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment. “In Illinois to help improve access to care, the

September 12, 2019
Illinois

Washington, D.C. – Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his dedication to advancing strong tobacco control legislation aimed at reducing the burden of cancer