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Political firm had key job in Get Covered Illinois

Political firm had key job in Get Covered Illinois

CHICAGO | A key subcontractor working on the campaign to promote President Barack Obama's health care law in Illinois is a Chicago political strategy consulting firm owned by three former aides to some of the state's most-powerful Democrats.

June 13, 2014 1:50 pm
Illinois health campaign among nation's costliest

Illinois health campaign among nation's costliest

This undated file photo provided by Get Covered Illinois shows one of several satirical ads Illinois used to encourage young adults to sign up for health insurance by a March 31 deadline under the national health care law. After getting a late start, Illinois officials last summer signed a $…

June 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Illinois health campaign among nation's costliest

Illinois health campaign among nation's costliest

CHICAGO | President Barack Obama's home state agreed to spend $33 million in federal money promoting his health care law, hiring a high-priced public relations firm for work that initially was mocked and spending far more per enrollee on television ads than any other large state.

June 12, 2014 12:36 pm Related

Illinois ramps up humor in insurance ad campaign

CHICAGO | Illinois officials hope that using humor can give the state's health insurance enrollment numbers the same kind of bump the federal site saw after President Barack Obama bantered about the law with actor Zach Galifianakis.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am
'Resurrected' Colonel Harland Sanders munches KFC chocolate chip cookies with Santa

'Resurrected' Colonel Harland Sanders munches KFC chocolate chip cookies with Santa

A man who strongly resembles the late Col. Harland Sanders is being used in a new series of commercials promoting a new line of chocolate chip cookies at KFC. The real Sanders died at age 90 on Dec. 16, 1980.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Col. Sanders 'resurrected' for new KFC cookie commercials

OFFBEAT: Col. Sanders 'resurrected' for new KFC cookie commercials

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am
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