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Cook County & Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights File Lawsuit to Block Discriminatory Trump Administration Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2019 Contact: Ishena Robinson, Shriver Center on Poverty Law: (P) 312-549-9879 Stephanie Henson, Office of the Cook County Board President: (P) 312-603-5716 Cook County & Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights File Lawsuit to Block Discriminatory Trump Administration Action “Public Charge” rule changes put public health and millions of…

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Class Action Settlement Notice: O.B. v Norwood

Class action settlement notice for all parents living in Illinois who have a child receiving in-home shift nursing through the Illinois DSCC. The settlement states: In furtherance of their agreement to seek this Court’s approval of the Parties’ proposed Consent Decree, Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated (Plaintiffs), and Defendant Theresa…

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Client Focus: Pete

Pete was a 56 year-old insurance company retiree living with severe breathing problems, a symptom of his HIV-related pneumonia. After three hospitalizations, he was permanently in need of oxygen therapy. Having worked in the insurance industry his entire life, Pete wanted to enjoy life in retirement. Instead, he had trouble getting the help he needed…

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Letter From the Executive Director, July 2019

Dear friends, I wanted to personally thank you for making a difference in the lives of thousands of Illinoisans. Because of you, 1,500 clients received life-changing legal care from Legal Council in just the first six months of 2019. We’re changing more lives than ever before, but we can’t stop now. While our clients face many obstacles,…

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