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2017 May Ball Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2017 For more information, contact Kevin Mork at 312-605-1976 or kjmork@legalcouncil.org. Legal Council for Health Justice Blasts from the Past with Third-Annual May (Disco) Ball on May 6 Legal Council for Health Justice will host its third-annual May Ball at the historic, HGTV-featured home of Dr. Nabeela Rasheed and Fawzia…

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Legal Council and Howard Brown expand partnership

January 31, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Kevin Mork, 312-605-1976, kjmork@legalcouncil.org Erik Roldan, 312.206.2166, erikr@howardbrown.org Legal Council and Howard Brown Health Expand Partnership Thanks to Foundation Support Free legal services soon available at Englewood, Rogers Park, and Uptown CHICAGO, IL. (January 31, 2017)—Legal Council for Health Justice and Howard Brown Health will significantly expand their…

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Social Emotional Screening Bill Press Release

January 30, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Amy Zimmerman, 312-605-1963; Amanda Walsh, 312-605-1989 New law to help identify and address developmental and mental health challenges in children earlier Legislation Requires Developmental and Social-Emotional Screenings in Child Health Exams Chicago, IL – Child health advocates from Legal Council for Health Justice and a host of advocacy…

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New Location Press Release

January 27, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Kevin Mork, 312-605-1976, kjmork@legalcouncil.org or Jill Wohl, 312-605-1980, jill@legalcouncil.org Legal Council Main Office Moving to Expanded Space in Chicago Loop New year, new location, more services CHICAGO, IL. (January 27, 2017)—Legal Council for Health Justice—whose programs include AIDS Legal Council, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, and Homeless Outreach…

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Two Illinois Nonprofits to Benefit from First Night of Hamilton in Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jill Wohl 773-562-0159, jill@legalcouncil.org Mitchell Locin/Equality Illinois 773-477-7173 mlocin@eqil.org Two Illinois Nonprofits to Benefit from Opening Night of Broadway Smash Hit Musical Hamilton in Chicago Chicago, IL – Approximately two-thirds of the audience attending tomorrow’s opening night performance of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” in Chicago on Sept. 27, 2016 in the…

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Civil Legal Aid and Private Bar Partners Win Momentous Court of Appeals

September 25, 2016 DRAFT RELEASE Contacts: Jill Wohl, 773-562-0159, jill@legalcouncil.org Jeremy Leaming (202) 552-5176, leaming@healthlaw.org; Civil Legal Aid and Private Bar Partners Win Momentous Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit Upholds Order Against Illinois Health Officials CHICAGO––The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a lower district judge’s preliminary injunction ordering the Illinois Department…

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Asthma HB6333 Press Release

September 12, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Amy Zimmerman, amy@legalcouncil.org, 773-988-8058; Stacy Ignoffo, stacychgoasthma@gmail.com, 773-628-7663 Beth Ritter Ruback, BRitterRuback@lungchicago.org, 312-628-0225 New law to help students with asthma in school Legislation Helps Illinois Schools and Educators Prepare for Student Asthma Emergencies Chicago, IL — A new law signed by Governor Bruce Rauner on Aug. 19, 2016…

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Innovative UIC Department of Pediatrics Program Invests In Medical-Legal Partnership to Improve Health and Well-Being of Children with Chronic Illness

September 12, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Sarah Hess, 312-605-1984, shess@legalcouncil.org Mark Minier, MD – mminier@uic.edu Innovative UIC Department of Pediatrics Program Invests In Medical-Legal Partnership to Improve Health and Well-Being of Children with Chronic Illness Chicago, IL – The University of Illinois at Chicago’s CHECK (Coordination of Healthcare for Complex Kids) program announces a…

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Cuba Libre media release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2016 For more information, contact Kevin Mork at 312-605-1976 or kjmork@legalcouncil.org. Legal Council for Health Justice Travels to Havana with Cuba Libre benefit on August 18 Legal Council for Health Justice will host its annual summer party at Sidetrack in Lakeview on Thursday, August 18, 2016. This year’s travel theme…

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Federal Court Order Prevents Illinois from Cutting Children’s Home Nursing Care

May 10, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Jill Wohl, 773-562-0159, jill@legalcouncil.org Jill Shea, (312) 558-3734, jshea@winston.com Robert H. Farley, Jr. 630-369-0103, farleylaw@aol.com Federal Court Order Prevents Illinois from Cutting Children’s Home Nursing Care CHICAGO––Last week federal district court Judge Joan H. Lefkow issued a court order that protects home nursing services for children with extensive…

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