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 for his work stayed unstoppable until the end, and he will be sorely missed.
Our friends at Illinois Legal Aid Online posted this video of him yesterday. You can read his obituary and learn about funeral arrangements, services, and shiva here. In lieu of flowers, you can donate to LAF in his memory by clicking here.
Please visit our facebook page to read more as stories unfold and friends, co-workers, and family share their memories, and leave your own memories of Bill’s life and legacy on our wall.