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BREAKING: SCOTUS Allows for Anti-Immigrant Wealth Test to Proceed in Illinois

February 22, 2020

Supreme Court allows for public charge rule to advance in Illinois, threatening the health and well-being of immigrant families.

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Illinois Immigrant Families Still Shielded From Trump Wealth Test

February 21, 2020

Legal Council advocates ask the U.S. Supreme Court to keep a court order in place blocking the public charge rule in Illinois while federal lawsuit continues.

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Client Focus: Tami

February 19, 2020

Tami’s health kept her from working a steady job. With new resources, she and her son can now reach their full potential.

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Building Better and Healthier Communities: Chancelor’s Story

January 27, 2020

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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CPS Reinstates Transportation Services for Young Children

January 27, 2020

Chicago children who are enrolled in Early Childhood Special Education are finally entitled to receive comprehensive transportation services.

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Homeless encampments in Chicago

Finding Hope and Stability in Chicago

January 15, 2020

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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Client Focus: Quinn

January 9, 2020

Quinn, 35, was a single mother raising two children on the south side of Chicago who was hit with an unexpected life storm. Throughout her life she was diagnosed with several mental illnesses, depression, and anxiety. But a late diagnosis of HIV caused the biggest shift of all.

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5th Circuit Court of Appeals ACA Decision Statement

Legal Council Condemns Fifth Circuit Court’s Decision in Health Care Repeal Lawsuit

December 19, 2019

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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Staff Spotlight: Zoe Harris

December 18, 2019

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and ever-growing team. Today’s Spotlight features Zoe Harris, our new Children’s Mental Health Advocate. What brought you to Legal Council? I came to Legal Council through Avodah, which is a year-long fellowship rooted in Jewish values around social justice and anti-poverty work.…

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