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New Working Group Collects SSA Experience from Illinoisans as Field Offices Reopen

May 4, 2022

Legal Council has convened a working group of Social Security advocates across the state to engage with the Social Security Administration (SSA) about improvements to its services. Our first task…

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Policy Update: Bill Making Medicaid More Equitable Goes to Governor’s Desk

April 13, 2022

As the Illinois legislative session comes to an end, Legal Council is taking a moment to reflect on and celebrate achievements made toward health equity through legislation. We worked persistently…

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Together, We Can Address Inequities in Medicaid Estate Recovery

February 22, 2022

Solving our society’s challenges requires us to think creatively about what resources and options we have available to us. Medicaid estate recovery is currently required by federal law. We know…

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Public Health Emergency 101

February 9, 2022

This article was originally published on MLP Illinois’ website. For more information and resources on Medical-Legal Partnerships across the state, visit MLP Illinois’ website here. This article was authored by…

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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…

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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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