A Few Words from Tim Hufman

On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at our Annual Luncheon, LAF presented Supervisory Attorney Tim Hufman with the Jerold S. Solovy Equal Justice Award.  This award is given annually to one attorney on LAF’s staff whose work embodies what it means to be a poverty lawyer.  We could not have picked someone better to honor, this…

“You never think it can happen to you, but it can.”

On Tuesday, June 18, LAF client Yvonne Daily got up and told her story to over 500 people in a crowded ballroom.  We are pretty sure there wasn’t a person in the room, by the time she finished, who wasn’t profoundly moved by what she had to say.  Her speech is below.

New LAF Video

You may have noticed that our Facebook and blog have been relatively quiet over the past week.  We’ve been busy.  June 18th was our Annual Luncheon, which is LAF’s largest fundraising event of the year.  It was a smashing success.  When we get photos, we’ll post them here for you to see and share, and…

In Memory of Bill Kolen

We are sad to share the news of Bill Kolen’s death.   In his 30-year career, Bill was an unstoppable advocate for LAF and our clients.  His presence in our office changed the lives of so many of Chicago’s poorest neighbors and brought smiles to the faces of coworkers and friends.  His leadership and passion…

Challenging an Unconstitutional Hospital Charity Care Law

This week, one of LAF’s attorneys, Carrie Chapman, filed a lawsuit claiming a new definition of charity care for tax-exempt hospitals violates the Illinois state constitution. This AP story profiles her clients and the suit they’re currently arguing.  Carrie explains that  to be considered a non-profit hospital, and to gain the tax-exempt status that goes with…