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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 and their families. We assist low-income people with HIV 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
July 17, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Our friends from the Chicago Spirit Brigade showed up today with a big check check to support ALCC's work assisting low-income people in need. Many thanks to them and everyone who supported us at this year's Pride Parade!

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Soul Train is just over 1 month away, so grab your groovy tickets now! Raffle + silent auction prizes include round-trip tickets to Europe courtesy of Orbitz; a Tesla Motors package, Chicago neighborhood entertainment & food packages; professional sports tickets; hotel stays from Hilton, Kimpton, Swissotel, Caesars Palace, Maui Sunseeker, Millennium + much more. (This year you can even bid online + via phone so if you can't be on the Soul Train, you can still win!) ALL proceeds go directly to ALCC"s free legal service programs for people in need. Tickets via phone at 312-427-8990 or online at http://soultrain2014.eventbrite.com.

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All Aboard the SOUL TRAIN!

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Take funky trip on the Soul Train with ALCC! Join us on Wednesday, August 20, for our annual summer bash. We'll be dealin' some good feelings on the hippest trip in America! Cocktails, scrumptious fare, sweet tunes, prizes, and an incredible silent auction await you. So climb aboard, style a while,…

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July 15, 2014 at 7:20 pm

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July 15, 2014 at 7:19 pm

ALCC being represented by Tom Yates, Lisa Parsons, Kevin Mork, and Esther Lee @ the lovely The Chicago Bar Association / The Chicago Bar Foundation luncheon this afternoon. And did you know that both our current and past executive director, Tom Yates and Ann Hilton Fisher, are recipients of the prestigious Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award, which is presented each year @ this event?

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 14, 2014 at 5:15 pm

ALCC is delighted to participate in The Chicago Bar Foundation's Justice Entrepreneurs Project and host Esther Lee! Here is Esther with ALCC attorney Sarah O'Connor. And yes, they really do smile this much @ the office. :-) http://chicagobarfoundation.org/news_item/nine-new-jep-participants-begin-bringing-program-full-capacity/

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Nine New JEP Participants Begin, Bringing Program to Full Capacity - Chicago Bar Foundation

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The Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) recently started its third class of participants, bringing the program to capacity with a total of 29 participating lawyers. Chosen through a competitive selection process and hailing from seven different law schools, the new participants are: Anthony Abou Ezz…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Hop on the Soul Train at our upcoming summer party! Cocktails by Sidetrack The Video Bar, tasty fare from Food For Thought, sweet tunes, a grand raffle, and an incredible silent auction (now with electronic bidding!) await you. Tickets start at just $50: http://soultrain2014.eventbrite.com/. We hope to see you on August 20! (P.S. Can't board the Soul Train with us? Don't forget to stock up on those raffle tickets, as you need not be present to win the fantastic giveaways!)

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All Aboard the SOUL TRAIN!

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Take funky trip on the Soul Train with ALCC! Join us on Wednesday, August 20, for our annual summer bash. We'll be dealin' some good feelings on the hippest trip in America! Cocktails, scrumptious fare, sweet tunes, prizes, and an incredible silent auction await you. So climb aboard, style a while,…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Please join us in welcoming our two newest staff members, Ms. Shannon Ackenhausen and Mr. Devin Garcia! Welcome to the ALCC family. :-)

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 7, 2014 at 9:38 pm

ALCC was honored as the 2014 Outstanding Institution this past weekend at the Esteem Awards from PrideIndex.com. Here is our ED, Tom Yates, with the award. Thank you for recognizing ALCC's work!

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago shared Equality Illinois's photo.

GOT MARRIED or going to do so? Then GET COVERED! Our friends from Equality Illinois, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and Get Covered Illinois are hosting an important forum TOMORROW from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Center on Halsted!

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GOT MARRIED? GET COVERED!
Attend an Equality Illinois Forum in partnership with Get Covered Illinois and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago to get your questions answered about the intersection of marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act.
You and your new family may be eligible to sign up for health insurance.
Register to attend this free forum on Tuesday, July 8, 4-8 PM at the Center on Halsted. More information and registration: http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35010/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3144

By: Equality Illinois

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Why have HIV drug costs spiked since the implementation of the ACA? Because insurance companies are discriminating against people who need expensive treatments. ALCC and our allies will continue to fight against this unacceptable practice! http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidtuller/hiv-drug-costs-spiking

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Why HIV Drug Costs Are Spiking Under Obamacare

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Since the start of this year, many people with HIV have seen the out-of-pocket costs of their medications skyrocket. And advocates argue it's not just price-gouging, but a blatant attempt by in...

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 1, 2014 at 7:56 pm

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago updated their cover photo.

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June 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm

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