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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
January 29, 2015 at 4:13 pm

ALCC is hiring a Marketing and Development Associate! Interested in being part of an amazing, hard-working, and fun team? Check us out here: http://www.aidslegal.com/about-us/careers/

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago is growing! Historically, ALCC has been the only agency in Illinois devoted exclusively to serving the legal needs of men, women, and children with HIV. Now, we’ve expanded our mission to use the power of the law to secure health, dignity, and opportunity for individual…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
January 29, 2015 at 11:44 am

Meet the ladies of the First Wives Club whom you will be able to see when you join us at the WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE on February 17. Visit http://alcc.brownpapertickets.com/ and get your tickets now, as they are going fast! Tickets purchased through ALCC are partially tax-deductible and include a pre-show VIP cocktail reception. :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG41utA83k0

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First Wives Club Comes to Chicago

In First Wives Club, based on the smash hit 1996 film and Olivia Goldsmith’s bestselling novel, three former college friends reunite to find that they have m...

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
January 29, 2015 at 7:48 am

Thanks to our work with with our friends at AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Jenner & Block, the Illinois Dept. of Insurance, and the Governor’s office, our state was the first in the nation to issue an explicit prohibition on discrimination against people with #HIV in health insurance plans.

Some Obamacare insurers discriminate against AIDS patients: study

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some insurers selling policies under Obamacare may be structuring drug coverage in a way that dissuades people with HIV-AIDS from becoming their customers, according to a study published

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
January 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm

ALCC welcomes attorney Stacey Dembo to our Board of Ambassadors! Do you know about our Ambassadors? It's an awesome group of folks that help to increase awareness about the Council and our programs assisting low-income people with HIV, individuals at risk of homelessness, and children facing chronic illness. Learn more about the Ambassadors here! http://www.aidslegal.com/join-the-club/

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ALCC’s Board of Ambassadors is a diverse group of dedicated professionals who help to increase awareness of the Council and raise funds to support its services for low-income people with HIV, individuals at risk of homelessness, and children facing chronic illness, as long as our educational initiat…

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January 23, 2015 at 9:40 am

The final performance "Hooray for Hollywood!," created and performed by acclaimed cabaret singer Justin Hayford, is this Sunday, January 25. Due to overwhelming demand, you now MUST CALL Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret at 773-278-1830 to be put on the waiting list, as online reservations are sold out! A few seats will likely open up, but you gotta call. Thanks to our friends for being such wonderful supporters of this popular, must-see annual cabaret event!

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
January 22, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Bette, Goldie, and Diane will be devastated if you don't join us on February 17th for the pre-Broadway WORLD PREMIERE performance of First Wives Club the Musical and cocktail reception to benefit ALCC! Tickets, which include the cocktail reception, start @ just $50. They are going fast, so call 312-427-8990 or visit alcc.brownpapertickets.com ASAP.

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
January 21, 2015 at 3:10 pm

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago shared Proud to Run's event.

ALCC is delighted to be one of the three beneficiaries–along with our friends at Affinity Community Services and Chicago House and Social Service Agency–for this year's Proud to Run, a highlight of Pride weekend in Chicago! Please join us on February 5th @ Center on Halsted for the kick-off party! #2000Runners #PTR2015

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
January 18, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Readying the room for tonight's "Hooray for Hollywood" performance by Justin Hayford. Many thanks to Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret for hosting. One more chance to see this limited engagement -- next Sunday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

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January 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

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January 16, 2015 at 11:36 am

"Hooray for Hollywood!" is this Sunday, January 18, and Sunday, January 25. Due to overwhelming demand, you now MUST CALL Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret at 773-278-1830 to be put on the waiting list, as online reservations are sold out! A few seats will likely open up, so call right away. See you this Sunday (or the next) @ 7pm for the fun!

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
January 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

This Sunday, Jan. 18, and Sunday, Jan. 25: ALCC takes a stroll down the red carpet! Join us for our annual cabaret benefit @ Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret, hosted by LML recording artist Justin Hayford. Few seats remain for both shows, so make your reservations ASAP! You pay whatever you like @ the end of the show and 100% goes back to ALCC's life-saving legal service programs for people in need. Reserve your table now at http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ or by calling 773-278-1830. You don't want to miss this show...see you @ the Oscars!

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
January 7, 2015 at 12:38 pm

It's not often that you have access to the official WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE of a Broadway show, right? Well, has ALCC got your ticket! Join us on Tuesday, February 17, for the first time on the planet you can see First Wives Club The Musical! Plus, you get a complimentary pre-show cocktail reception @ Bar Louie River North (only for tickets purchased through ALCC). Tickets will go fast to this one-time event, so get them now @ http://alcc.brownpapertickets.com. Cheers!

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First Wives Club WORLD PREMIERE + Cocktail Reception

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First Wives Club theater benefit for ALCC

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