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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 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

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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

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago added a new photo.

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

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago added a new photo.

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…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

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Followup on The State Journal-Register story from earlier today about cuts to children with disabilities. Read the comment section. It's juicy. #INeedEI

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Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Well, that’s OK then

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Officials from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration say his proposed state budget cut for a program that serves toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays wouldn’t be as drastic as first portrayed.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 23, 2015 at 10:32 am

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This move would make Illinois one of the most restrictive states in the nation when it comes to early intervention services for children with delays - in today's The State Journal-Register (P.S. Saying cutting 10,000 children was a "misunderstanding" and floating a scheme to grandfather in current families to quell protests? Classy.)

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Early Intervention cut would affect 4K children, not 10K, state official says

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Officials from Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration say his proposed state budget cut for a program that serves toddlers with disabilities and developmental

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 20, 2015 at 4:09 pm

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ICYMI: more than one in three Americans holds at least one wrong belief about HIV transmissions

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This is what it's like to have HIV in 2014

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Eight people living with the disease share their stories.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 19, 2015 at 4:37 pm

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David and Lucile Packard Foundation just selected us and partners Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Everthrive Illinois for its first-ever healthy development grants! We’re excited about this opportunity to advance an innovative, collaborative approach to get kids the screening, referrals and services to reach their full potential. Read more here!

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New Initiatives Ensure Children are Healthy and Ready for Kindergarten - The David and Lucile...

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The Children, Families, and Communities program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of two new initiatives to ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Recognizing that the foundations for long‐term success in school and in…

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