Economic equity is the basis of any just society. Illinoisans cannot reach their full potential without the financial security that allows them to meet their basic needs. Yet the state’s current tax system places a higher burden on middle and lower-income families by taxing everyone at the same rate, regardless of income. But Illinoisans have the…

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Last week, Huffington Post featured Legal Council’s first-of-its-kind Early Intervention (EI) pilot for infants and toddlers. The pilot provides lead-exposed kids with the support they need to overcome potential learning disabilities and developmental delays before they go to school. As of right now there are only 18 states that offer automatic eligibility for EI to lead-exposed kids…

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Justice-involved individuals living with serious mental illness now have access to civil legal assistance, thanks to a new partnership between Legal Council for Health Justice and Thresholds. Under the partnership, individuals with serious mental illness who are served by Thresholds’ Justice Program now have access to free, trauma-informed benefits advocacy. Individuals with serious mental illness…

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