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Founded in 1988, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago (ALCC) uses the power of the law to secure health, dignity, and stability for people with HIV, individuals facing homelessness, and chronically-ill children. We assist low-income people manage the complexities, barriers, and unique stigma they face to remaining healthy. In order to achieve our mission, our work focuses on three core areas: legal assistance, education, and public policy.

Learn more about ALCC’s free legal service programs and comprehensive educational and advocacy efforts by exploring the “Learn More” section above. As always, simply call us at 312-427-8990 with any questions you may have. We are here to help you!

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 3, 2015 at 5:35 pm

We are delighted to welcome Paul Neumann to ALCC as our Development & Marketing Associate! He recently moved here from Portland, OR (yes, in February), so let's offer up a friendly winter welcome to Paul! And read more about our dynamic staff here: http://www.aidslegal.com/about-us/staff.

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Well said -- by the CEO of one of our medical-legal partner sites, Lurie Children's Hospital.

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Lurie Children's CEO calls on Rauner to keep coordinated care for kids

chicagotribune.com

As CEO of the state's largest children's hospital, Patrick Magoon said he will lead the effort to prevent proposed cuts to specialized programs that help care for some of the country's sickest kids.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 27, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Thanks to our hard work with John Peller and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago team, legal and policy advocates were able to elevate this important issue to the Department of Insurance, and now the Chicago Tribune.

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago complains about insurers' high drug prices

chicagotribune.com

Two major insurers are charging much more than others for several common HIV and AIDS medications in Illinois, drawing complaints from AIDS advocates that the companies may be trying to discourage high-cost patients from choosing their plans on the federal health insurance marketplace.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 25, 2015 at 1:25 pm

ALCC and AIDS Foundation of Chicago fighting insurance companies' discriminatory drug pricing. These practices are unacceptable and we will keep battling on the community's behalf! http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/HIV-AIDS-advocates-tackle-ACA-drug-costs/50665.html

HIV/AIDS advocates tackle ACA drug costs - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times

windycitymediagroup.com

According to officials at AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ), only one insurer has so far responded to its letters expressing concern for coverage and cost of HIV medications on plans that are being offered on the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ) Marketplace. Federal officials, meanwhile, noted in their…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 24, 2015 at 3:27 pm

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Thursday, March 12! Who doesn't like a fun happy hour? (Which, in this case, is 4 hours!) Join us @ Progress between 5pm and 9pm when 30% of all sales will be donated to ALCC and go directly to assisting low-income people in need of free legal help. Cheers! https://www.facebook.com/events/643512515794216/

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Progress Gives Back Happy Hour(s) for ALCC

Progress Gives Back Happy Hour(s) for ALCC

Who doesn't like a Thursday happy hour? (Which, in this case, is 4 hours!) Join us on Thursday, March 12, @ @[181168338707703:274:Progress Bar] to support AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. 30% of all sales between 5 and 9pm will be donated to ALCC and go directly to assisting low-income people in need of legal help. See you there...cheers!

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm

A friendly visitor just stopped by our office to hang out, but we didn't catch her name. Who knows what kind of lovely flying creature this is? #putabirdonit

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 18, 2015 at 12:57 pm

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago updated their cover photo.

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 18, 2015 at 8:29 am

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago shared AIDS Foundation of Chicago's photo.

TRUTH: "It doesn't matter who you are or where your district is--HIV affects EVERYBODY. And that's why it's so important to fund HIV services." ALCC is proud to maintain a strong partnership with AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Strong relationships between AFC and allies in the Illinois state legislature are the backbone for maintaining funding for the essential services AFC provides to thousands of people across the state.

Two of those proponents, Representatives Thaddeus Jones (left) and Rita Mayfield (right), have a passion for the HIV/AIDS movement, and their records prove it. Working closely with AFC’s Policy team, led by Ramon Gardenhire (center), Jones and Mayfield led the fight to secure an additional $1 million in funding for HIV/AIDS services in the 2015 state budget.

Read more about AFC's impact in the newly released 2014 Annual Report: http://www.aidschicago.org/page/about-afc/annual-report

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 16, 2015 at 11:33 am

TOMORROW: First Wives Club the Musical pre-Broadway world premiere and cocktail reception, all to support ALCC's work. A few discount tickets remain, so grab yours now! See you tomorrow. :-) http://alcc.brownpapertickets.com/

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First Wives Club WORLD PREMIERE + Cocktail Reception

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First Wives Club theater benefit for ALCC

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 13, 2015 at 12:03 pm

ALCC and AIDS Foundation of Chicago have been fighting discriminatory HIV drug pricing by insurance companies in Illinois. Read more about this work, take action, and share your story now! http://tinyurl.com/keztlhv

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HIV advocates find discriminatory HIV drug pricing by Illinois insurance companies: All News:...

aidschicago.org

Are you having trouble paying for your HIV medication? Do you feel your insurance company’s high cost sharing amounts for HIV medications are discriminatory? Tell us; we want to hear from you! Last week, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and AIDS Legal Council of Chicago submitted letters to four healt…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 13, 2015 at 9:28 am

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago created an event.

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Progress Gives Back Happy Hour(s) for ALCC

Progress Gives Back Happy Hour(s) for ALCC

Who doesn't like a Thursday happy hour? (Which, in this case, is 4 hours!) Join us on Thursday, March 12, @ @[181168338707703:274:Progress Bar] to support AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. 30% of all sales between 5 and 9pm will be donated to ALCC and go directly to assisting low-income people in need of legal help. See you there...cheers!

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 12, 2015 at 11:36 am

Last call for tickets to Tuesday's First Wives Club the Musical WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE and cocktail reception! Only about ten tickets remain. If you want to be one of the first to see this show before it goes to Broadway, please join us! http://alcc.brownpapertickets.com/

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First Wives Club WORLD PREMIERE + Cocktail Reception

alcc.brownpapertickets.com

First Wives Club theater benefit for ALCC

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 10, 2015 at 4:45 pm

New analysis from our Chicago-Medical Legal Partnership for Children project calls for charter schools to extend innovation to student health and safety.

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Illinois Charter Schools Leave Health and Safety Behind According to Report from Chicago...

prweb.com

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 10, 2015 -- Only 10% of Illinois Health and Safety Laws Explicitly Applicable to Both Charter and District-Run Public Schools

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

Our First Wives Club the Musical world premiere performance evening is one week from today! Only 16 tickets remain, so move fast or you'll be a sad panda. @ ALCC, we prefer happy pandas. :-) http://alcc.brownpapertickets.com/

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
February 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Being a good Iowan, he doesn't like to brag, so we'll do it for him. Congratulations to ALCC's very own TOM YATES for being selected as a 2015 Where Health Meets Justice Fellow! Read more about it here: http://medical-legalpartnership.org/sixteen-civil-legal-aid-leaders-selected-health-care-fellowship/

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Sixteen legal aid leaders selected for health care fellowship

medical-legalpartnership.org

National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership & NLADA began second year of a fellowship designed to build health care expertise in the legal aid community.

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