Quotable: closing the gap

Mile Square patient

Roshonda Julius gets her blood pressure taken at Mile Square Health Center. Photo: S.K. Vemmer/UIC News

Sonja Boone, interim associate executive director of the Mile Square Health Center, on the center’s role in helping people sign up for the Affordable Care Act, Feb. 28 CBS2 Chicago


“It’s not always easy to achieve because in concrete mixes there are so many variables.”

Mohsen Issa, professor of civil and materials engineering, on building roads to prevent potholes, Feb. 27 Daily Herald


“The state of Illinois is facing big policy and fiscal decisions in the next few years. Voters need to pay attention to these debates and make informed choices. The fiscal health of the state government — and the health of the state’s economy — depend on it.”

David Merriman, professor of public administration and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, on how Illinois can address its fiscal imbalance, Feb. 27 Chicago Sun-Times

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