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Protesters against closing Mercy Hospital

Protestors gathered outside of Loyola University Health Center to protest the closing of Mercy Hospital on December 8, 2020. The next mayor will face a number of health-related issues in the city, including lack of health care access.

Manuel Martinez

Protesters against closing Mercy Hospital

Protestors gathered outside of Loyola University Health Center to protest the closing of Mercy Hospital on December 8, 2020. The next mayor will face a number of health-related issues in the city, including lack of health care access.

Manuel Martinez

Here’s where Chicago’s mayoral candidates stand on health issues

Re-opening long-shuttered mental health clinics is top of mind for most of the candidates. But not for Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Protestors gathered outside of Loyola University Health Center to protest the closing of Mercy Hospital on December 8, 2020. The next mayor will face a number of health-related issues in the city, including lack of health care access.

Manuel Martinez

   

With Chicago’s mayoral race heating up, the nine candidates vying for the city’s top job have a lot to say about health. Mental health, health equity and lead pipes are top of mind for Chicago voters who responded to WBEZ’s People’s Agenda survey.

GUESTS: Kristen Schorsch, WBEZ health and county government reporter

Tessa Weinberg, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

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