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Public Charge Update: Federal Government’s Anti-Immigrant Wealth Test Blocked

November 2, 2020

A federal court blocks the Department of Homeland Security from applying the public charge rule.

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Staff Spotlight: Madi Norman

October 19, 2020

Meet the newest member of the Legal Council team, Madi Norman

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The Role of Legal Aid in Advancing Health Equity

October 15, 2020

In a new article, advocates share how pairing legal care with health care can help advance health equity.

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Staff Spotlight: Rachel Roberts

October 8, 2020

Meet Legal Council’s new Children’s Mental Health Advocate, Rachel Roberts.

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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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