Supreme Court Victory and March 2016 eNewsletter

In this month’s eNewsletter, we shared a story of victory at the Illinois Supreme Court.  Last fall, LAF attorneys Miriam Hallbauer and Tim Huizenga appeared before the Illinois Supreme Court on behalf of a client who was denied unemployment insurance benefits even though her former employer had no evidence she’d violated any workplace policies.  This…

Mary Ann’s Story

An LAF client has been in the Chicago news lately, and while her story is unique, it is not surprising.  We see people like Mary Ann every day: innocent victims discriminated against by overburdened systems. When Mary Ann refused to let her daughter’s abusive ex-boyfriend enter her apartment, he poured gasoline in the windows and set…

Lead Epidemic and Medical-Legal Partnerships

A recent Op-Ed in the New York Times shines a spotlight on the epidemic of lead poisoning in American cities.  Stories like those out of Flint, Michigan show the dangers of lead in water, but there is another culprit that is just as dangerous, one that disproportionately affects low-income and minority families: public housing. The article…