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ISBE and CPS Far Behind Schedule to Reform Special Education

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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Illinois Medicaid Finally To Provide Life-Saving Medication To Cure Hepatitis C

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2018 Contacts: Dani Hunter, dhunter@legalcouncil.org, 312-605-1957 Ruth Edwards, redwards@legalcouncil.org, 312-605-1970 Najeema Holas-Huggins, nholashuggins@law.harvard.edu, 617-390-2624   Illinois Medicaid Finally to Provide Life-Saving Medication to Cure Hepatitis C Lawyers successfully negotiate with the State of Illinois to lift coverage restrictions for the cure Chicago, Ill.—On Thursday, Nov. 1, after receiving a formal…

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BREAKING: Joint Statement on Medicaid Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions

AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Legal Council for Health Justice Statement on Medicaid Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions Legal Council for Health Justice and AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) laud the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services (HFS) announcement today ending the department’s policy of rationing coverage of life-saving drugs to cure hepatitis C (HCV)…

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STATEMENT: Protecting Immigrant Families – Illinois applauds Cook County Board’s Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact: Manuel Gonzales, Communications Manager, Latino Policy Forum 303-880-5954, mgonzales@latinopolicyforum.org Protecting Immigrant Families – Illinois applauds Cook County Board’s Resolution Coalition of Advocates Calls on All Elected Officials in Illinois to Fight this Cruel Attack on Immigrant Families Protecting Immigrant Families – Illinois is a diverse coalition of advocates from leading…

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Legal Council for Health Justice Celebrates 30 Years of Serving Illinoisans with Serious Medical Conditions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2018 Contacts: Kevin Mork, kjmork@legalcouncil.org, 312-605-1976 Dani Hunter, dhunter@legalcouncil.org, 312-605-1957 Legal Council for Health Justice Celebrates 30 Years of Serving Illinoisans with Serious Medical Conditions Chicago organization will host its 30th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 13 and honor three community leaders: Rep. Greg Harris, Dr. Nicole Hamp, and Howard Brown…

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MEDIA ALERT: Legal Council for Health Justice Hosts Gala to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legal Council for Health Justice Hosts Gala to Celebrate 30th Anniversary WHAT: Legal Council will host a gala event to commemorate the agency’s 30th anniversary of providing free legal services to Illinoisans and their families living with serious medical conditions. Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago), University of Chicago Medicine’s Dr. Nicole Hamp and…

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New Parent Empowerment Law Responds to Delay and Deny Findings of ISBE Public Inquiry into CPS Special Education

For Immediate Release August 23, 2018 Contacts: Barb Cohen: bcohen@legalcouncil.org, 312.605.1948 Phil Milsk: philmilsk@aol.com, 815.462.9165 New Parent Empowerment Law Responds to Delay and Deny Findings of ISBE Public Inquiry into CPS Special Education Bill will improve delivery of services for special needs parents, students and teachers CHICAGO–In a victory for Chicago Public Schools special needs…

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Governor Signs New ‘Stock Asthma Rescue Medication’ Law Making Schools Safer for Children with Asthma

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2018 Contact: Erica Krutsch Desk – 312-628-0225 Cell –734-262-4527 Stock Asthma Rescue Medication’ Legislation Aims to Protect Students with Asthma CHICAGO – Illinois schools are one step closer to creating a safer environment for students living with asthma. Stock Asthma Rescue Medication in Schools (SB 3015) was passed by the…

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Illinois Foundation Makes Pioneering Investment to Address Childhood Lead Burden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2018 Contacts: Amy Zimmerman, 773.988.8058, azimmerman@legalcouncil.org Sheila Black Haennicke, 708.214.4933, shaennicke@erikson.edu Illinois Foundation Makes Pioneering Investment to Address Childhood Lead Burden Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation grants $600,000 to nonprofits to improve screening and access to evidence-based therapies for lead-exposed childrenCHICAGO—Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF), the state’s only private foundation focused…

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Thousands Illegally Denied Health Coverage in Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2018 Contacts: Michelle Nicolet (P) 312.368.2675 mnicolet@povertylaw.org Jill Wohl (P) 312-605-1980 jwohl@legalcouncil.org Thousands Illegally Denied Health Coverage in Illinois State of Illinois Sued for Massive Medicaid Delay Chicago, IL—Attorneys on behalf of thousands of low-income people filed a motion in court on Tuesday to enforce federal law and the State…

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