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Chicago Public Schools advocacy pays off

August 22, 2019

Chicago Public Schools makes changes, following advocacy of Legal Council.

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Client Focus: Matthew

August 21, 2019

Matthew was a 60 year-old man with many chronic health conditions experiencing homelessness in Chicago.

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Patients deserve to get the medical care they need, without discrimination.

Non-discrimination rule threatens civil rights protections for patients

August 15, 2019

Patients deserve to get the medical care they need, without discrimination. Full stop.

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More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have taken PrEP, but there are more than a million individuals at risk for HIV.

Ending HIV Transmission In the US: Preparing with PrEP

August 14, 2019

More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have taken PrEP, but there are more than a million individuals at risk for HIV. Many could benefit from PrEP treatment.

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New Law Reforms Medicaid in Illinois

New Law Promises Improvements for Medicaid

August 7, 2019

A new Illinois law aims to improve access to health coverage for low-income Illinoisans.

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Amendment improves access to Early Intervention services

Feature: Win for Lead-Poisoned Children

August 2, 2019

Georgetown CCF’s Say Ahhh! blog invited our Children & Families program to write a feature on Legal Council’s legislative victory that ensures children exposed to lead receive Early Intervention services. Effectively linking children with elevated [blood lead levels] to critical services, such as IDEA Part C Early Intervention (available in all 50 states), early on in their exposure…

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Client Focus: Pete

August 1, 2019

Pete was a 56 year-old insurance company retiree living with severe breathing problems, a symptom of his HIV-related pneumonia. After three hospitalizations, he was permanently in need of oxygen therapy. Having worked in the insurance industry his entire life, Pete wanted to enjoy life in retirement. Instead, he had trouble getting the help he needed…

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Staff Spotlight: Claire Mattson

July 31, 2019

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and growing team. Today’s Spotlight features Claire Mattson, a Healthy Futures VISTA.  What brought you to Legal Council? I got involved with Legal Council because I wanted to learn more about social and environmental determinants of health. I had been previously exposed…

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Letter From the Executive Director, July 2019

July 26, 2019

Dear friends, I wanted to personally thank you for making a difference in the lives of thousands of Illinoisans. Because of you, 1,500 clients received life-changing legal care from Legal Council in just the first six months of 2019. We’re changing more lives than ever before, but we can’t stop now. While our clients face many obstacles,…

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