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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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March 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

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Are you a Seedling Supporter or a Perennial Patron? http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com #missioninbloom

ALCC May Ball: Mission in Bloom

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You are cordially invited to join us at AIDS Legal Council of Chicago's first May Ball! Come for a spirited evening of cocktails, champagne, food, and dancing. And learn more about what's next at ALCC's HIV Project, our Homeless Outreach Project, and our Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Childre…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 30, 2015 at 10:33 am

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No kidding. Think different Indiana (and other states that have similar laws on the books).

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Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

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“On behalf of Apple, I’m standing up to oppose this new wave of legislation.”

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 30, 2015 at 6:24 am

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Did you know that even with universal coverage, treatment still fails to reach too many people living with HIV in parts of Canada?

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How a Made-in-B.C. Strategy Could Bring an End to AIDS in Canada

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Saskatchewan is among a number of regions in Canada, such as Manitoba and even our nation's capital, currently experiencing alarming spikes in the spread of HIV. B.C. has an impressive track record for slowing the spread of HIV/AIDs in the province. ...

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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Step one: join Host Committee. Step two: plan head-to-toe look with just the right amount of glitz and glamour. Step three: have a blast! http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com #missioninbloom

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago added a new photo.

Everything's coming up...mission! You can make the difference by joining our Host Committee for our May Ball affair. http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com #missioninbloom

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 28, 2015 at 8:20 am

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FTW. We filed a federal complaint with AIDS Foundation of Chicago -- in Chicago Tribune.

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Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

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Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 27, 2015 at 4:40 pm

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Are you a Blossoming Benefactor or a Supporter for all Seasons? If you love the work we do, join our Host Committee for our very first Saturday night affair. http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com #missioninbloom

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 27, 2015 at 12:54 pm

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"We deeply appreciate the open dialogue we had with Coventry. We shared our concerns, and they listened and talked with us," said Tom Yates, Executive Director of AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. "We are thankful that they are changing their coverage policies in Illinois and the other states in which they offer Marketplace plans. This change will have a national impact."

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HIV advocates hail Coventry Health Plan improvement to drug access - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News...

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This week, Coventry Health Plan announced that it would dramatically reduce out-of-pocket costs for HIV medications in individual plans purchased on Health Insurance Marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ). The change comes in response to requests from advocates, including AID…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 27, 2015 at 7:40 am

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Love thy neighbor #TGIF

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm

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We got a scholarship to attend the #DoGoodData2015 conference. Psyched! http://dogooddata.com

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Do Good Data 2015

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On Thursday, April 30- Friday, May 1, attend the leading conference on data, research, and analytics for social sector professionals. You'll hear from some of the most innovative and forward-thinking leaders in the social sector about how data is creating a more effective and efficient sector. The b…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 25, 2015 at 10:54 pm

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Wow, whatta concept. h/t Sandi Weindling

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Open For Service

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We are a non-partisan, nonjudgmental group looking to provide a grassroots network for people to support businesses that open their doors for everyone - Black, White, Gay, Straight, Christian, Atheist . . . well, you get our drift.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 25, 2015 at 4:41 pm

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Sign up for the Host Committee for our May 2nd Saturday night extravaganza by Mar. 30th, and you will be among the first to learn some exciting news! http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com #missioninbloom

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

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Addressing LGBT Health means: less disease, better mental/physical health, lower costs, longer life #TIMETOGETHER #LGBTHealthWeek

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 25, 2015 at 7:30 am

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"If you’re the kind of person who tends to succeed in what you start, changing what you start could be the most extraordinary thing you do."

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Seven signs you are clueless about income inequality

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In a talk at TED, author Anand Giridharadas cuts to the heart of the matter on the mentality of elites.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 24, 2015 at 5:34 pm

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This petition is getting 1000 signatures each day. The "Reasons for Signing" are heartbreaking.

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Governor Bruce Rauner: Please reconsider altering funding that benefits recipients of Early...

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EI is critically important to children suffering from a wide variety of problems (or who indicate signs of being at risk of suffering from these issues). Autism, cerebral palsy, and speech disorders are just a few. Studies have indicated that, the earlier a child receives help, the better they do do…

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