November eNewsletter

With barely six weeks left in 2015, holiday decorations are popping up all over downtown Chicago, and LAF is gearing up for another exciting #GivingTuesday celebration.  After Thanksgiving (and Black Friday and Cyber Monday), we like to take that day to refocus and reflect on the amazing things LAF has been able to accomplish this…

Get Ready for #GivingTuesday!

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a national movement to celebrate philanthropy and service, through raising funds and raising awareness. Join us again this year across social media to get the word out about LAF’s important work and kick off the end-of-year giving season with another rousing day of…

Fighting Back against Human Rights Violations

Last week, after a lengthy investigation that involved a number of LAF’s clients, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against three employment agencies and two suburban restaurants for alleged civil right violations and wage violations.  The suit alleges that the employment agencies paid Mexican immigrants as little as $3.50 an hour to work 12- to 14-hour shifts in…

Lizzie Rosenthal Wins LCBH Award

We are so proud to congratulate LAF Supervisory Attorney Lizzie Rosenthal for being chosen as this year’s Barbara Grau Outstanding Housing Advocate by the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing.  Lizzie is being recognized for her work in removing discriminatory barriers the prevent people from obtaining quality housing; for assisting low-income tenants in defending their rights to…