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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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Illinois Amends School Code, Improves Rights for Special Education Students

June 22, 2020

Gov. Pritzker signed into law an amendment to the School Code that would enhance the rights and involvement of parents in special education decisions for their children.

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Supreme Court Issues Historic Decision on LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

June 15, 2020

Legal Council applauds the Supreme Court for its decision that federal anti-discrimination law protects LGBTQ+ people in the workplace.

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HHS Cuts Healthcare Anti-Discrimination Protections During Pandemic

June 15, 2020

The Trump Administration removes healthcare protections at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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