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The City of Chicago only has 12 public mental health clinics. This is not enough to meet demand, especially as the economy gets worse and more people need help. These clinics aren’t just for patients to get medicine, they are places where people have community, where people feel at home in their own neighborhoods or close by.

Shutting them down means saving now on services only to spend more later when patients end up in jail, on the street, in emergency rooms, or dead. And now The city budget would CLOSE 1/2 OF OUR MENTAL HEALTH CLINICS AND PRIVATIZE ALL OTHER CITY CLINICS!

This is not the first attempt to close Chicago public mental health clinics. In 2009, Chicago made billing errors and lost out on millions of dollars in state funding, causing them to try to close four south side mental health clinics all in already under-served communities. We had protests, town hall meetings, city council hearings and even a sit in at Mayor Daley’s office to stop the clinics from closing.

And now it's happening----and all to save 2.2 million from Chicago's over 6 BILLION DOLLAR budget.

This is NOT how you balance a budget! TELL THE ALDERMEN AND ALDERWOMEN OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO NOT TO CLOSE AND PRIVATIZE OUR PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS!

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health
    Bechara Choucair, M.D.
  • Aldeman of 21st Ward
    Brookins, Jr., Howard
  • Alderman of 14th Ward
    Burke, Edward M.
  • Alderman of 4th Ward
    Burns, William D.
  • Alderwoman of 15th Ward
    Foulkes, Toni
  • Alderwoman of 18th Ward
    Lane, Lona
  • Alderowoman of 39th Ward
    Laurino, Margaret
  • Alderman of 33rd Ward
    Mell, Richard F.
  • Alderman of 22nd Ward
    Munoz, Ricardo
  • Alderman of 48th Ward
    Osterman, Harry
  • Alderwoman of 30th Ward
    Reboyras, Ariel
  • Alderman of 42nd
    Reilly, Brendan
  • Alderman of 31st Ward
    Suarez, Regner Ray
  • Alderwoman 17th Ward
    Thomas, Latasha R.
  • Alderman of 32nd Ward
    Waguespack, Scott
  • Alderman of 25th Ward
    Solis, Daniel
  • Alderman of 40th Ward
    Patrick J. O'Connor
  • Alderman of 11th Ward
    Balcer, James
  • Alderman of 9th Ward
    Beale, Anthony
  • Alderman of 23rd Ward
    Zalewski, Michael R.
  • Alderman of 44th Ward
    Tunney, Thomas
  • Alderwoman of 34th Ward
    Austin, Carrie M.
  • Alderman of 27th Ward
    Burnett, Jr., Walter
  • Alderman of 46th ward
    Cappleman, James
  • Alderman of 12th Ward
    Cardenas, George A.
  • Alderman of 20th Ward
    Cochran, Willie
  • Alderman of 35th Ward
    Colón, Rey
  • Alderman of 3rd Ward
    Dowell, Pat
  • Alderman of 2nd Ward
    Fioretti, Bob
  • Alderwoman of 5th Ward
    Hairston, Leslie A.
  • Alderwoman of 8th Ward
    Harris, Michelle A.
  • Alderwoman of 7th Ward
    Jackson, Sandi
  • Alderman of 26th Ward
    Maldonado, Roberto
  • Alderwoman of 37th Ward
    Mitts, Emma
  • Alderman of 49th Ward
    Joseph A. Moore
  • Alderman of 1st Ward
    Moreno, Proco Joe
  • Alderman of 10th Ward
    Pope, John
  • Alderwoman of 16th Ward
    Thompson, Joann
  • Alderwoman of 29th ward
    Graham, Deborah L.


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