Together, We Can Address Inequities in Medicaid Estate Recovery

Solving our society’s challenges requires us to think creatively about what resources and options we have available to us. Medicaid estate recovery is currently required by federal law. We know that the prospect of estate recovery dissuades eligible people from enrolling in Medicaid out of fear they will lose their home. And that fear is…

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Public Health Emergency 101

This article was originally published on MLP Illinois’ website. For more information and resources on Medical-Legal Partnerships across the state, visit MLP Illinois’ website here. This article was authored by Belle Duguid, AmeriCorps VISTA. Click here to learn more about Belle and the work she does at Legal Council. We are two years into the…

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September 2021: COVID-19 Resources and Information

Education & Youth The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Back-To-School Guide is a central location to find all the information and resources relevant for upcoming in-person classes. This website is regularly monitored and updated by CPS, which ensures that policies and procedures are up to date. The website links to other important information, including: Health and…

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Governor Pritzker Signs HB 1063, Ending Criminal Penalties for People Living With HIV In Illinois

This announcement was released through the Illinois HIV Action Alliance (IHAA), a coalition of which Legal Council for Health Justice is a member. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 1063 into law, which ends criminal penalties for those living with HIV in Illinois, effective immediately. Illinois is now the…

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