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Illinois Workers and Families Need Fair Tax Now

September 29, 2020

Economic equity is the basis of any just society. Illinoisans cannot reach their full potential without the financial security that allows them to meet their basic needs. Yet the state’s current tax system places a higher burden on middle and lower-income families by taxing everyone at the same rate, regardless of income. But Illinoisans have the…

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Staff Spotlight- Grace Moran

September 23, 2020

Meet the team fighting for health justice in Legal Council’s Staff Spotlight.

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FAQ: Chicago Public Schools Remote Learning, Fall 2020

September 1, 2020

Legal Council experts share answers to frequently asked questions about the Fall 2020 CPS school year.

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Introducing Our 2020 Interns! – Part 2

July 22, 2020

  Every summer, Legal Council welcomes a group of law students and interns interested in advancing health justice in Illinois. Learn more about four of our spectacular interns below. (Some answers edited for clarity.) Click here for part one of our intern series! Tyler Smith – HIV Program Intern How did you hear about Legal Council? I…

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Introducing Our 2020 Interns! – Part 1

July 22, 2020

Every summer, Legal Council welcomes a group of law students and interns interested in advancing health justice in Illinois. Learn more about four of our spectacular interns below. (Some answers edited for clarity.) Click here for part two of our intern series! Olivia Blauert – Homeless Program Intern Why did you want to intern with Legal Council?…

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Another Health Crisis: Violence Against Black Trans Women in America

July 20, 2020

The health and livelihood of trans women of color, and specifically Black trans women, are threatened every day by discrimination and hate crimes fueled by transphobia.

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Perspective From a Young Black Woman: Being Black in America

June 26, 2020

What being Black in America means to a young Black woman.

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Legal Council Calls on CPS to Remove Police from Schools

June 23, 2020

Legal Council joins others across the city in calling for the removal of police from Chicago Public Schools.

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Staff Spotlight: Bry Moore

June 22, 2020

Today’s Spotlight features Bry Moore, an AmeriCorps VISTA working with our homeless advocates. Blogs in this series may be edited for clarity.

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