Legal Council Blog

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Client Focus: Samuel

May 19, 2021

People with HIV still face stigma and potentially seismic fallout if their status is disclosed without their permission.   

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URGENT: File a Witness Slip to Support Students with Disabilities

May 14, 2021

Legal Council calls on allies to file a witness slip for House Bill 2748 to support students with disabilities.

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Share your Illinois Medicaid story

New Initiative Collects Medicaid Experiences from Illinoisans

May 11, 2021

Legal Council and partner organizations announce new initiative allowing people to share their experiences with IL Medicaid.

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Client Focus: Bryan

May 3, 2021

After working with a Legal Council advocate, Bryan was able to access the care and support he needed for a healthy and dignified life.

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Mental Health and Criminal Justice Reform

April 20, 2021

At the onset of COVID-19, Legal Council advocates recognized the serious risk for outbreaks in crowded prisons, and joined advocates across the city and state to advocate for measures to reduce prison populations.

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Public Charge Ends, Victory for Immigrant Families

March 12, 2021

Immigrant families in Illinois no longer have to choose between their immigration status and their health.

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American Rescue Plan Promises Relief for Illinois Families

March 11, 2021

President Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a historic bill that will provide economic relief to Americans during the ongoing pandemic.

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June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

Combating HIV Stigma

March 4, 2021

This story was originally published in Legal Council’s 2020 Annual Report. Much has changed for people living with HIV since the beginning of the epidemic, but much also remains the same. While we know more about transmission and medical treatment, ignorance and miseducation around HIV continue to fuel stigma against the virus and those who…

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Illinois legisilation introduced to decriminalize HIV

Advocates and Legislators Introduce Bill to Decriminalize HIV in Illinois

February 25, 2021

A new bill in Illinois aims to end criminal penalties against people living with HIV.

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