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For media inquiries, contact Lane Pickett at lanepickett@povertylaw.org or 312.368.5231. See our most recent press releases below.

Forty-two Fellows who have been selected to take part in the Shriver Center's 2019 Racial Justice Institute.

The measure will ensure that housing providers in Cook County, Illinois, do not discriminate against housing applicants with criminal records.

The use of criminal records in housing limits the ability of justice-involved individuals to rebuild their lives and benefit their communities.

GetCareIllinois.org offers low-income families a roadmap to finding, obtaining, and using healthcare coverage.

Illinois legislature passes bill to steadily increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

As affordable housing units continue to age and require renovation, it is essential that we protect vulnerable residents.

The most vulnerable communities in America will be the first to bear the brunt of the consequences of this damaging shut-down.

Advocates allege that the State of Illinois is months behind in processing Medicaid applications.

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