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Using the power of the law to secure health, dignity, and opportunity for people facing illness and disability

About  Us

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
April 25, 2015 at 10:37 am

Time (& space) is running out to snag your Mall Ball tickets...just 7 days away! A stunning home + a great DJ + boozy punch & champagne = a fabulous evening of celebration! http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 24, 2015 at 1:23 pm

What a great loss.

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Large provider of Chicago mental health services, C4, is closing

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A large provider of mental health services in Chicago says it will have to close its doors at the end of May. Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, known as C4, serves over 10,000 people.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 24, 2015 at 11:48 am

Taking a hatchet to Medicaid--a vital program that provides health care to the poor--will cost us more in the long run. Call Governor Rauner and voice your opposition to balancing budgets on the backs of the most vulnerable among us. His number in Springfield is 217-782-0244 and in Chicago is 312-814-2121. Thank you! http://tinyurl.com/ktrgowq

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Rauner takes budget ax to health care for the poor

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A month ago, new Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and state lawmakers agreed to $300 million in cuts as part of a plan to fix a budget passed last year that didn't have enough money to cover 12 months of spending.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 22, 2015 at 2:33 pm

The Governor's HIV/AIDS report card for his first 100 days is out...and the results are NOT pretty. Perhaps some extra tutoring sessions are in order?

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago

This week marks Governor Bruce Rauner’s 100th day in office. The AIDS Foundation of Chicago has issued a “report card” grading his work on issues affecting those living with and vulnerable to HIV during his first 100 days.
You can take action to keep the pressure on Gov. Rauner and Illinois' elected officials! AFC and Affinity Community Services will host a state funding workshop on May 2 and a Springfield Advocacy Day on May 13. Get registered today: aidschicago.org/positivebudget

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 22, 2015 at 10:14 am

30 seconds of your day, folks. That's all it takes! And by doing this you are advocating for thousands of people in Illinois who have HIV...thank you!

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Calling all HIV advocates in Illinois! Tell your legislators to vote YES on HB1004 this week.

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We need your help! For the past several months, advocate groups throughout the community have been working hard to help draft and garner legislative support for House Bill 1004 (HB1004).This bill would would do the following:

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 17, 2015 at 4:36 pm

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago with Nabeela Rasheed

Our host Nabeela has famous friends. Trust us, you WANT to be at the May Ball! http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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

Major props to the Chicago Department of Public Health and our partner organizations, including AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Everthrive Illinois, for standing firm against Governor Rauner's short-sighted proposal to cut $1,500,000,000 (yes, that's billion) from Medicaid in Illinois. We don't have a Medicaid problem, folks, we have a poverty problem! Say NO to balancing the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable among us. #PositiveBudgetIL

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Victory! In addition to our advocacy at the Illinois state capital, yesterday the Chicago Board of Health signed a resolution that calls for the protection of Medicaid in Illinois, urging the Illinois General Assembly to reject the proposed $1.5 billion cut.

Read the full resolution here: http://bit.ly/1Daa35N

Thank you to the Chicago Department of Public Health and Everthrive Illinois for your partnership in this endeavor. #PositiveBudgetIL

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 15, 2015 at 4:43 pm

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago feeling excited

Want to be the first to learn our new name? Then you have to be @ our first-annual May Ball! Dr. Rasheed welcomes us for cocktails, food, dancing...and the big reveal. The May Ball will sell out, so snag your tickets now: http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com It's going to be a great party, so dress to impress!

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago Looking forward to seeing you there, Kevin!

April 15, 2015 at 7:20 pm

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Governor Rauner's massive cuts to life-saving programs are short-sighted and dangerous...and are on the backs of the most vulnerable among us. Join our community partners, including AIDS Foundation of Chicago, to demand a #PositiveBudgetIL!

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Email your legislators and demand a #PositiveBudgetIL!

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This February, Governor Bruce Rauner proposed the most destructive budget the HIV community has seen in years. It contains a $1.5 billion cut to Medicaid, a $6 million slash to HIV funding line (a 25% cut), and a 66% reduction in funding for the African American HIV/AIDS Response Act Fund, cutting i…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 9, 2015 at 4:47 pm

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago added 2 new photos.

Hello there! I'm Nabeela and I'd like to welcome you to my home for the May Ball on Saturday, May 2! Please do join me for an evening of cocktails, food, dancing...and the unveiling of ALCC's new name. Look for the red carpet and spotlight, then stay for the champagne and a great party! Space is limited and it will sell out, so grab your May Ball tickets now (they start @ just $75)...CHEERS! http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago Looking forward to seeing you there, Anne and Jody!

April 9, 2015 at 7:20 pm

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 9, 2015 at 10:10 am

Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed the most destructive budget that the HIV community has seen in years: a $1.5 billion cut to Medicaid, a $6 million slash to HIV funding--representing a 25% cut--and a reduction in funding for the African American HIV/AIDS Response Fund by a STAGGERING 66%! What happens when these cuts are set into place? The issues don't disappear. In fact, they only get worse. These budget cuts will negatively impact each person in-need whom ALCC helps each day. The Governor's proposal is short-sighted and dangerous...and will cost Illinoisans far more $ down the road. DEMAND THAT THE GOVERNOR PASS A POSITIVE BUDGET! Join ALCC, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and our many community partners and take action now (it only takes 30 seconds)! http://tinyurl.com/pquq86l

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago

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This February, Governor Bruce Rauner proposed the most destructive budget the HIV community has seen in years. It contains a $1.5 billion cut to Medicaid, a $6 million slash to HIV funding line (a 25% cut), and a 66% reduction in funding for the African American HIV/AIDS Response Act Fund, cutting i…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 8, 2015 at 11:03 am

Tonight from 6 to 8pm @ Center on Halsted! Make your voice be heard! - Community forum: Speak up and speak out on Governor Rauner's budget!

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Community Forum: Speak up and speak out against Gov. Rauner's budget! April 8, 6 - 8 p.m.

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The health and lives of individuals living with and impacted by HIV face serious threats this year. Governor Rauner’s proposed budget promises cuts to the services and programs that keep HIV-positive people healthy. Our communities will not tolerate slashing such essential programs and services. In…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 7, 2015 at 10:17 am

Get ready for Proud to Run 2015 by joining us this Saturday @ Sidetrack The Video Bar for Proud to Runway! It's a fashion show fundraiser for this year's Proud to Run beneficiaries: AIDS Legal Council of Chicago (yours truly), Affinity Community Services, and Chicago House and Social Service Agency. See you this Saturday...on the runway!

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Proud to Runway 2015

We are back! @[119217991584418:274:Proud to Run] is excited to throw yet another amazing runway show at @[300445054314:274:Sidetrack The Video Bar] this April!

Proud to Run is in it's 34th year and we want it to be a banner year. We're going to get there with YOUR HELP! A $20 donation gets you two drink tickets as well as some small snacks to nosh on! While you enjoy those drinks, our sexy and sultry models will show off some great athletic gear and sexy swimsuits from our sponsors @[124605210883760:274:Egoist Underwear] and @[58822886441:274:Universal Sole Running Store]!

We've also got some great raffle prizes coming to you! Some of the best prizes we may have ever had to offer! Keep your eyes peeled as we update the event with details of what to look for. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the event, so you can up your chances all you want! By the way, no raffle tickets will be needed for the discounted race entry we'll have for you, only at the event!

So come on out to support @[32220649869:274:Chicago House and Social Service Agency], @[104322772622:274:Affinity Community Services], and @[224893017528661:274:AIDS Legal Council of Chicago] on what's going to be a great spring party to get you ready for the season ahead!

Hosted by the ineffable Fox E. Kim!

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
April 3, 2015 at 4:33 pm

A red carpet, spotlight, champagne, and a stunning private mansion...a Ball is born! Don't miss the beginning of it all. LAST CALL for your name to be included with the ever-growing Host Committee on the official invitation. (And did we tell you that you'll be first to learn our new name?) Cheers! http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com #missioninbloom

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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…

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