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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
July 3, 2015 at 10:55 am

Another reason our "legal care" is so important right now, as managed care transforms how (and when) our clients get health care and medications!

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Aetna Agrees to Buy Humana for $34.1 Billion

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Aetna Inc. said Friday that it had agreed to buy Humana Inc. for $34.1 billion in cash and stock, following weeks of frenzied merger talks among the largest health insurers.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm

TIKI + HOLIDAY = a fabulous summer party you don't want to miss! Come, escape to Polynesia with us! http://tiki2015.myab.co

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm

Our friends @ Hell in a Handbag Productions are raising $ for ALCC's free legal services! So get your behind to the final two performances of MIRACLE! on July 9 & 10. Plus, Dan Savage himself will be @ the July 9 performance for a post-show discussion! How cool is that? :-) http://www.handbagproductions.org/

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Hell in a Handbag Productions

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
July 1, 2015 at 12:51 pm

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

The government shutdown is bad, frustrating news for the clients whom ALCC serves each day. But you can take action! Please do so. Thank you!

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago

BREAKING: The Illinois government has SHUT DOWN.

The new fiscal year started today, and without a state budget agreement, critical services like the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP Advocacy Association / aaa+) are likely to CEASE ENTIRELY.

TAKE ACTION!
-->SIGN ON to declare ADAP an essential service during the government shutdown: http://bit.ly/1HxkMzJ
-->SHARE advocate Arick Buckles' message in the video below - His life, along with 9,000 Illinoisans who depend on ADAP, is at stake. #PositiveBudgetIL

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
June 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome Amanda Walsh to the Council! Oh, and did we mention that we <3 Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) and sponsors Walgreens and Baker & McKenzie? :-)

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PILI Alumna Amanda Walsh Receives Prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship

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PILI Alumna Amanda Walsh is one of 63 recipients of a 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
June 27, 2015 at 10:05 am

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago added 10 new photos — with Justin Koziatek and 6 others at Montrose Harbor, Chicago's Lakefront.

A great day for #ProudToRun!

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
June 26, 2015 at 11:07 am

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago feeling excited

Are you ready to run proudly with us tomorrow @ Proud to Run? Online registration closes tonight, so run to it @ http://www.proudtorun.org. Plus, have you seen the medals? They are bottle openers...perfect for your post-race cerveza (or pop, of course)! How rad is that?!

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Proud to Run | Non-profit organization based around a 5k/10k race occurring during Pride weekend...

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Tech shirt • Race bib • Participation medal • Pride themed tote bag • Athlete Village • Entertainment • Post-race raffle • Team participation welcome!

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
June 26, 2015 at 9:10 am

#SCOTUS rules in favor of marriage for all...and <3 wins! The Council is proud to celebrate this historic moment with the community!

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
June 25, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Island fare by Three Dots and a Dash? Check. Cocktails by Sidetrack The Video Bar? Yep. A huge silent auction (including artwork by Chagall)? You bet. Entertainment? Duh. The Grand Raffle? Of course. You + fun people galore? YES! What's not to like?! Tiki Holiday is THE summer party. Please join us! Tickets and more info. here: http://tiki2015.myab.co

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
June 25, 2015 at 12:36 pm

We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today in King v. Burwell. Read more here: http://aidslegal.com/in-aca-majority-rules

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In ACA, majority rules | AIDS Legal Council of Chicago

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We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today in King v. Burwell. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing the majority, affirmed that health care insurance subsidies will continue for the 6.3 million people in the U.S. who purchased health insurance through the use of federal subsidies in the 34 states…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
June 25, 2015 at 9:34 am

#SCOTUS rules in favor of upholding the Affordable Care Act subsidies! A great day for millions of people who rely on affordable access to healthcare!

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Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Health Care Subsidies

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The case concerned a central part of the Affordable Care Act, which created marketplaces, known as exchanges, to allow people who lack insurance to shop for health plans.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
June 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm

We are giddy that it's just 3 days until Proud to Run! Haven't registered? It's not too late! Go here: http://www.proudtorun.org. Join us on Saturday for what is always a highlight of Pride weekend. You'll have a blast AND help raise crucial funds for the Council's free legal services for low-income people in need. We look forward to running proudly with you this weekend!

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Proud to Run | Non-profit organization based around a 5k/10k race occurring during Pride weekend...

proudtorun.org

Tech shirt • Race bib • Participation medal • Pride themed tote bag • Athlete Village • Entertainment • Post-race raffle • Team participation welcome!

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
June 24, 2015 at 11:43 am

Our very own Justin Hayford appearing in this video! Did you know that the Council is a beneficiary of the Red Ribbon Cash program? http://www.illinoislottery.com/redribboncash

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I Support the Fight Against HIV/AIDS!

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It's more than a #RedRibbon. It's more than a tool for awareness. It's an opportunity to help your neighbor.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
June 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm

What a nice announcement to usher in #Pride week. Hope to see you at inspiring and fun-filled events, including Proud to Run, which is raising funds for us and other worthy #LGBTQ charities #KeepPrideProud

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New York City grants landmark status to Stonewall Inn

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New York City's landmarks commission has voted to grant official status to the Greenwich Village bar where resistance to a police raid sparked the...

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