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FAQ: CARES Act Stimulus Payments

April 26, 2020

Legal Council answers questions on CARES Act stimulus payments.

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Being Homeless During COVID-19

April 24, 2020

Legal Council’s advocates share major challenges facing Chicagoans who are homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Motion Filed Urging Supreme Court to Stop Public Charge Rule Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 17, 2020

Legal Council and ICIRR filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily suspend the Trump Administration’s public charge rule in light of COVID-19.

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Homeless encampments in Chicago

Low-Wage Workers & Low-Income Communities Struggle Against COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Much of the world has been forced to adapt since the U.S. declared a national state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. Across the country, schools have been forced to close, and businesses that are able to have transitioned to remote work while other non-essential services have closed their doors. In response…

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STATEMENT: Names of Illinois Prisoners Granted Commutation Released

April 16, 2020

Illinois prisoners recently granted commutation as part of an ongoing effort to address the COVID outbreaks of Illinois prisons were publicly released.

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STATEMENT: Nursing Home Residents and Coronavirus Relief Deposits

April 15, 2020

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) tells nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that CARES Act stimulus payments are for residents’ personal use and not to be treated as income.

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COVID-19 and HIV: Important Changes to Ryan White

April 10, 2020

Ryan White funds have made changes to help people with HIV during the COVID-19 crisis.

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STATEMENT: Data Shows COVID-19 Disproportionately Affects Black Communities

April 10, 2020

This week, Mayor Lightfoot shared data showing that Black Chicagoans have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, with Black Chicagoans making up more than 70 percent of fatalities in the city.

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Early Intervention Back in Illinois, Following COVID-19 Freeze

April 7, 2020

Young children enrolled in Early Intervention can access supportive services again, following a temporary freeze due to COVID-19.

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