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Recognizing a Champion of AIDS Housing

June 6, 2013

Philip Englert wants people to recognize him as he was in the 1980s. It’s understandable. He was strong, handsome; his face was chiseled, and he had a head full of thick, light brown hair. Philip worked in many capacities on Chicago’s elite restaurant scene, and he loved it. Sharing delicious food and drink with great people was more than a passion, it was a way of life. But...
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May 2013: A Big Month for HIV/AIDS Advocates

June 4, 2013

May 2013 has been a banner month for the policy team at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). The Illinois General Assembly passed several key measures that will benefit people with HIV/AIDS and empower individuals and allow communities across the state to make healthy decisions and reduce HIV infections and stigma. IL House Restores HIV/AIDS Funding to Budget: A major...
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Smooth Transition: TEAM TO END AIDS Continues to Make Strides with New Leadership

June 3, 2013

TEAM TO END AIDS (T2), a fundraising arm of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) that trains participants for distance runs and triathlons, is thrilled to welcome Keefer Pulford as an interim Manager of Endurance Events, effective immediately. After eight years as a participant with T2 and over a year as Manager, Kevin Ciacco will leave AFC to enroll in nursing school fulltime....
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And the Winner Is: AIDS Run & Walk

May 31, 2013

AIDS Run & Walk Chicago emerged a winner on Thursday, May 30, receiving a Golden Trumpet Award for “Best Special Event or Observance,” presented by the Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC). The prestigious Trumpet Awards honor individual achievement in the planning and execution of public relations initiatives. “Each category has been judged by a panel...
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Illinois Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion Bill with Concurrence Vote

May 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Ramon Gardenhire Tel. 301-379-3024 Email: rgardenhire@aidschicago.org Illinois Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion Bill with Concurrence Vote AFC Urges Governor Quinn to Sign SB 26 into Law SPRINGFIELD —The Illinois Senate passed a Medicaid expansion bill (SB 26) today by a vote of 39-20. The measure...
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General Assembly Budget Supports Vital HIV/AIDS Services

May 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Ramon Gardenhire Tel. 301-379-3024 Email: rgardenhire@aidschicago.org General Assembly Budget Supports Vital HIV/AIDS Services Appropriations Chair Harris Restores $3.25 Million, Caps Banner Session for AIDS Advocates SPRINGFIELD — In a major victory for AIDS advocates on Memorial Day, the Illinois...
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International Female Condom Film Contest Announces Winners

May 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Jessica Terlikowski Tel. 312-334-0931 Email: JTerlikowski@aidschicago.org International Female Condom Film Contest Announces Winners The Four Winning Entries Debuted at the Women Deliver 2013 Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Pathfinder International’s short film about two young activists in...
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Medicaid Expansion Bill Passes Illinois House

May 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Ramon Gardenhire Tel. 301-379-3024 Email: rgardenhire@aidschicago.org Medicaid Expansion Bill Passes Illinois House AFC Urges Illinois Senate to Act Swiftly before Session Ends SPRINGFIELD – On May 27, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 63-55 to pass a key measure that will expand Medicaid...
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Illinois Budget 2013

May 24, 2013

HIV BUDGET CENTRAL What’s going on in Illinois? … On March 6th, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn proposed a budget for 2014 that would reduce state  funding for HIV/AIDS services from $26 million to $21 million, a 16 percent cut. However, thanks to your advocacy , the Illinois General Assembly overturned Governor Quinn's proposed cuts, restoring $3.25 million for a total of...
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Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Repeal HIV Student Notification Law

May 23, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Ramon Gardenhire Tel. 301-379-3024 Email: rgardenhire@aidschicago.org Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Repeal HIV Student Notification Law AFC Applauds Senate, Encourages Governor to Sign HB 61 SPRINGFIELD —The Illinois Senate passed HB 61 today, amending the Illinois Communicable Disease Prevention...
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