This story was originally published in Legal Council’s 2019 Annual Report. In 1991, Chancelor Cunningham woke up and couldn’t breathe. Initially, a doctor misdiagnosed him with bronchitis. Later, when things weren’t improving, a new doctor changed the diagnosis to pneumonia and admitted him to a hospital in Bronzeville for an extended stay. “They told me I…

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Homeless encampments in Chicago

This story was originally published in Legal Council’s 2019 Annual Report. Near the Dan Ryan Expressway, Chicagoans who are homeless have built a community of understanding and of survival. In 2018, our advocates started visiting a popular homeless encampment off the Dan Ryan Expressway, commonly referred to as “Ruble” among residents. Ruble is a place…

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5th Circuit Court of Appeals ACA Decision Statement

December 19, 2019 CONTACT: Dani Hunter, dhunter@legalcouncil.org Legal Council Strongly Condemns Fifth Circuit Court’s Decision in Health Care Repeal Lawsuit Legal Council for Health Justice denounces the decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas vs. US, which risks the health and well-being of millions of lives. This poorly reasoned ruling threatens the…

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