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Facing Toxic Stress in Childhood: Behavioral Health Blog Series

September 20, 2021

Learn how Illinois’ lack of accessible mental and behavioral health care impacts children.

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The Cycle of Health and Trauma: Behavioral Health Blog Series

September 9, 2021

This blog series explores a lack of accessible mental health care and the effect it has on individual well-being.

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September 2021: COVID-19 Resources and Information

September 1, 2021

Education & Youth The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Back-To-School Guide is a central location to find all the information and resources relevant for upcoming in-person classes. This website is regularly monitored and updated by CPS, which ensures that policies and procedures are up to date. The website links to other important information, including: Health and…

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Rebuilding Mental Health Systems: Behavioral Health Blog Series

August 27, 2021

Legal Council examines Illinois’ lack of accessible behavioral health care and the effect it has on the wellbeing of people with low incomes.

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Legal Council Postpones Summer Fundraiser Amid Recent COVID Spike

August 4, 2021

Given the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Chicago and neighboring states, Legal Council for Health Justice has made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer Soirée: Spanish Holiday event scheduled for August 26 at Sidetrack and postpone the event to August 2022.

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Governor Pritzker Signs HB 1063, Ending Criminal Penalties for People Living With HIV In Illinois

July 27, 2021

This announcement was released through the Illinois HIV Action Alliance (IHAA), a coalition of which Legal Council for Health Justice is a member. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 1063 into law, which ends criminal penalties for those living with HIV in Illinois, effective immediately. Illinois is now the…

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Staff Spotlight: Benjamin J. Handy

July 22, 2021

Our newest Staff Spotlight features Benjamin J. Handy, Community Organizer.

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Policy Update: Special Education Rights and Decriminalizing HIV

July 1, 2021

Legal Council advocates worked tirelessly alongside partners to advance policies that improve special education services for Illinois students, as well as a long overdue bill that would end the criminalization of HIV in Illinois.

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Chicago Students With Disabilities No Longer to Be Excluded From Free School Lunches

June 29, 2021

A judge granted preliminary approval for settlement of lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools for excluding students with disabilities from their free breakfast and lunch programs.

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