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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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Lawsuit filed against CPS

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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The Supreme Court saved the Affordable Care Act (ACA). So What's Next?

The Supreme Court Saved the Affordable Care Act — What’s Next?

June 28, 2021

The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Here’s what’s next in the fight for health justice.

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June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

Guest Blog | My Test, My Way: National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2021

Today is National HIV Testing Day. Here’s what that means.

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Staff Spotlight: Melissa Famularo

June 24, 2021

Legal Council’s Staff Spotlight series showcases the team leading the fight for health justice in Illinois.

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A Legacy of Inequities: Juneteenth in 2021

June 17, 2021

Legal Council celebrates the freedom and resilience represented by Juneteenth, while committing to continue fighting the systemic racism until it has been eradicated.

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Celebrating Health Justice Leaders: Kimball & Karen Anderson

May 20, 2021

Kimball Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson are longtime Legal Council supporters and devoted leaders in the health justice movement.

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