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HIV Prevention Treatment Isn’t ‘Political.’ It’s Life-Saving.

November 13, 2019

Preventing HIV transmission is deemed too ‘political’ for social media, according to a recent incident with Facebook and Instagram. Social media sites have been placed squarely in the news with the growing controversy over their handling of political advertisements. Facebook has been the most notable culprit, as they have made it company policy to publish…

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EPA Paves Way for Innovative Legal Council Project

November 12, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Legal Council with a grant to create a blueprint for a website on lead poisoning prevention for Suburban Cook County (SCC) providers and residents.

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Client Focus: Robert

November 5, 2019

Robert was born and raised in the west side of Chicago but when his mother passed away, he lost his home.

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Staff Spotlight: Jessica Richardson

October 3, 2019

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and ever-growing team. Today’s Spotlight features Jessica Richardson, our new Marketing and Development VISTA. 

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Legal Council Files Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

September 25, 2019

Legal Council joins Cook County in filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its public charge rule threatening immigrant families.

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Number of Americans uninsured rises for first time in a decade

September 17, 2019

27.5 million Americans went without health insurance in 2018, the first increase in the uninsured rate in 10 years.

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Client Focus: Josiah

September 3, 2019

Josiah was a 6-year-old boy who was battling with anemia and other health problems that caused him to rely on tube feeding. Since moving from Chicago to the suburbs, his mother couldn’t get the in-home nursing assistance that she needed to care for Josiah. She tried for months to get the care she was entitled…

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Special education advances in Illinois

Parents of special ed students get more say in education decisions

August 27, 2019

Illinois parents may finally see progress in their children’s special education services.

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Class Action Settlement Notice: O.B. v Norwood

August 26, 2019

Class action settlement notice for all parents living in Illinois who have a child receiving in-home shift nursing through the Illinois DSCC. The settlement states: In furtherance of their agreement to seek this Court’s approval of the Parties’ proposed Consent Decree, Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated (Plaintiffs), and Defendant Theresa…

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