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Case Manager and Paralegal Justin Hayford Named 2016 Liberty Bell Award Winner

April 26, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Kevin Mork, 312-605-1976, kjmork@legalcouncil.org Jill Wohl, 312-605-1980, jill@legalcouncil.org Case Manager and Paralegal Justin Hayford Named 2016 Liberty Bell Award Winner Annual Award Honors Non-Lawyer Working In the Legal System CHICAGO, IL. (April 26, 2016)—The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Chicago Bar Association named Justin Hayford, longtime case…

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May Ball 2016 press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2016 For more information, contact Kevin Mork at 312-605-1976 or kjmork@legalcouncil.org. Legal Council for Health Justice Celebrates Spring in Style with Second-Annual May Ball on May 7 Legal Council for Health Justice will host its second-annual May Ball at the historic, HGTV-featured home of Dr. Nabeela Rasheed in the Chicago’s…

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OB v Norwood Court Order Press Release

April 6, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Jill Wohl, 773-562-0159, jill@legalcouncil.org Jane Perkins, 919-968-6308, perkins@healthlaw.org Robert H. Farley, Jr. 630-369-0103, farleylaw@aol.com Federal Judge Orders State of Illinois to Provide Community-based Nursing Care to Children with Severe Disabilities and Medical Conditions CHICAGO––Today, federal district court Judge Charles P. Kocoras issued a court order requiring HFS [Illinois’…

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Private Bar and Nonprofit Attorneys Partner to File Class Action against State of Illinois for Systemic Failure to Serve Children with Severe Disabilities and Medical Conditions

November 23, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Private Bar and Nonprofit Attorneys Partner to File Class Action against State of Illinois for Systemic Failure to Serve Children with Severe Disabilities and Medical Conditions The legal team of Robert H. Farley, Jr., Legal Council for Health Justice (attorneys Thomas D. Yates and Shannon M. Ackenhausen) and National…

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MCOs to Honor 2 Nonprofits

Nov. 4, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Jill Wohl, 773-562-0159 (jill@legalcouncil.org) Michelle Nicholet, 312-368-2675 (mnicolet@povertylaw.org) Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP) to Honor Two Nonprofits: Legal Council for Health Justice and Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Chicago, IL – The Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans, a statewide membership organization of health…

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Illinois Still Jeopardizing Health of Children, People with Disabilities, and Elderly Across the State by Avoiding Court-Ordered Payments for Medicaid-Funded Health Services

September 3, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jill Wohl, 312.605.1980, jill@legalcouncil.org Bert Connelly, 312.368.5231, bertconnelly@povertylaw.org Illinois Still Jeopardizing Health of Children, People with Disabilities, and Elderly Across the State by Avoiding Court-Ordered Payments for Medicaid-Funded Health Services State Ordered to Work with Legal Advocates to Ensure Access to Health Care Today, Judge Joan Lefkow of…

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2015 Charter School Health Safety Law Release

Governor Rauner Signs Legislation Ensuring Equal School Health and Safety Protections for Illinois Charter School Students Media Contact: Amy Zimmerman, 773-988-8058 (cell) Jill Wohl, 773-562-0159 (cell) August 11, 2015, Chicago – This week Gov. Bruce Rauner signed HB 1360 (now Public Act 099-0325) into law, signaling a commitment to improving health, wellness, and safety standards…

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Illinois Officials Promise to Pay for Health Care Services Rendered to Medicaid Beneficiaries Without Delays Caused by the Budget Impasse

August 5, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michelle Nicolet 312.368.2675, mnicolet@povertylaw.org Jill Wohl, (312) 605-1980, jill@aidslegal.org Illinois Officials Promise to Pay for Health Care Services Rendered to Medicaid Beneficiaries Without Delays Caused by the Budget Impasse Reversing an earlier decision, Illinois state officials have assured a federal judge that the state will make all payments…

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Illinois Must Pay Health Care Providers for Services Rendered to Cook County Medicaid Beneficiaries, Despite Budget Impasse

July 23, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michelle Nicolet 312.368.2675, mnicolet@povertylaw.org Jill Wohl, (312) 605-1980, jill@aidslegal.org Illinois Must Pay Health Care Providers for Services Rendered to Cook County Medicaid Beneficiaries, Despite Budget Impasse A federal court has ordered the Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services (DHFS) to pay health care providers for services…

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Collaborative Medical-Legal Clinic at Howard Brown Health Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2015 For more information, contact Jill Wohl at 312-605-1980 or jill@aidslegal.com AIDS Legal Council of Chicago Collaborates with LAF and Howard Brown Health Center on Joint Medical-Legal Clinic to Advance LGBTQ Health AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC), and LAF (formerly Legal Assistance Foundation) are proud…

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