Governor Pritzker Signs HB 1063, Ending Criminal Penalties for People Living With HIV In Illinois

This announcement was released through the Illinois HIV Action Alliance (IHAA), a coalition of which Legal Council for Health Justice is a member. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 1063 into law, which ends criminal penalties for those living with HIV in Illinois, effective immediately. Illinois is now the…

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Cook County & Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights File Lawsuit to Block Discriminatory Trump Administration Action

Proposed public charge threatens the health and well-being of immigrant families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2019 Contact: Ishena Robinson, Shriver Center on Poverty Law: (P) 312-549-9879 Stephanie Henson, Office of the Cook County Board President: (P) 312-603-5716 Cook County & Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights File Lawsuit to Block Discriminatory Trump Administration Action “Public Charge” rule changes put public health and millions of…

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New Statewide Coalition Created to End Criminalization of People Living With HIV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2019 CONTACT: illinois.haa@gmail.com New Statewide Coalition Created to End Criminalization of People Living With HIV Chicago, Ill.-The Illinois HIV Action Alliance is a new statewide coalition of legal, health, policy organizations, and other advocates – launched today in an organized effort to end HIV criminalization in Illinois. Currently, Illinois law criminalizes…

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ISBE and CPS Far Behind Schedule to Reform Special Education

inequalities in schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 12, 2018 Contact: Matt Cohen, Matt Cohen and Associates 312-961-4179 or mdcspedlaw@gmail.com, Chris Yun at Access Living 312-640-2134 or cyun@accessliving.org Barbara Cohen at Legal Council for Health Justice 312-605-1948 or bcohen@legalcouncil.org ISBE and CPS Far Behind Schedule to Reform Special Education, Advocates appeal to Pritzker to fix the problems Teachers say…

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