NEW VOTER DATA SITE SHOWS OVER 1,000 VOTING ISSUES ON ELECTION DAY IN ILLINOIS; SUGGESTS SOLUTIONS FOR REFORM
Obama Library CBA Coalition Will Hold Town Hall Meeting To Demand South Side Benefits Tonight
Using data collected from a nonpartisan voting rights hotline in Illinois, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Moment Design today released an interactive report detailing more than 1,000 barriers experienced by Illinois voters during the 2016 general election.
South Side Coalition Advances Community Benefits Agreement in Meeting with Barack Obama Foundation
Allegra Cira Fischer, Staff Attorney for The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, will explain what a CBA is and why a legally enforceable contract can protect local residents from displacement and exploitation.
Dozens of orgs to ISBE and IPA: Stop offering controversial law enforcement interrogation course to teachers and administrators
"CBAs have proven to be an effective tool to democratize and spread the benefits of economic development to the entire community, and that’s why we will continue to advocate for this agreement.”
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee Praises Federal Wisconsin Gerrymander Decision
The Reid Technique training is based on techniques used by law enforcement on adults held in police custody, a problematic method inappropriate for use on school-age children and particularly juveniles with mental health diagnoses or other impairments
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee and DLA Piper secure major win for fair housing in Lake County
The decision comes down in a case first filed by the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in 2015 on behalf of Wisconsin plaintiffs suing state election officials over the state assembly district plan that Republicans drew in 2011, a map drawn specifically to disenfranchise Democratic voters.
Chicago Lawyers' Committee Expands Access to the Ballot on Election Day 2016
This ruling will give the organization the opportunity to provide affordable housing for clients in their Safe Haven program, and open the door for similar organizations in Lake County to provide housing for low income people.
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee Encourages Voters to Share Their Stories and Questions on Election Day
Leading the local team for Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, CLC trained more than 300 legal volunteers who answered over 1000 calls to the Chicago call center of the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline and monitored hundreds of polling places throughout Chicago and suburban counties.
Lori Lightfoot, Ella Jenkins to be honored at CLC's Power of Voice event Oct. 20
More than 300 legal volunteers have been trained to monitor polling places in Chicago and the surrounding counties, and to staff the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline.
Civil rights lawyers allege a gross pattern of discrimination against dozens of Uptown tenants
The event will highlight young voices who are silenced through exclusion from our public education system, casting a spotlight on CLC’s innovative Educational Equity Project and its work advocating for policy reform and representing children in school discipline cases.
Voting rights groups ask court to protect voting opportunities for November election
“These tenants are mostly refugees and immigrants from the Soviet Union, Vietnam, Cuba and Korea who couldn’t understand the rental documents in front of them,” said Lori Clark of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus.
African-American Family Wins Settlement in Chicago Suburban Racial Harassment Suit
Warning against the possible disenfranchisement of thousands of Illinois voters, five voting rights organizations today asked a federal court to preserve Election Day registration (EDR) in local polling places in advance of the November presidential election.
Chicago Lawyers' Committee Joins Coalition to Push Chicago Police Reform
An African-American family in Mount Prospect, Illinois, has won a hate crime settlement of a suit alleging they endured four years of racially motivated intimidation and physical harassment from a white neighbor.
Systematic Investigation Uncovers Discrimination against People with Disabilities
“Real reform must happen now,” said Ms. Allen. “The status quo is literally breaking the heart, soul, and bodies of our beloved city.”
CLC Awarded $50,000 Chicago Community Trust Grant to Support Chicago Nonprofits
The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. and Open Communities announced a settlement agreement that resolves a two year housing discrimination investigation of Domus Group LLC and their agent, Rentology.
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee Testimony Results in Historic Passing of Voting Reform Package
The Law Project (TLP) of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Chicago Community Trust to increase the sustainability of Chicago’s nonprofit sector through its free legal services.
Lawsuit Resolved Alleging Discrimination in Rental of Downtown Office Space to Chicago Nonprofit
A groundbreaking bill that will increase voter access to registration and polling passed in the Illinois legislature last week.
Mount Prospect Family Files Hate Crime Lawsuit Against Neighbor
HCP alleged in its suit that in June 2012, defendants refused HCP's proposal to sublease office space at a downtown building, based on the race of HCP’s primarily African-American clients, who would be visiting HCP’s offices.
Federal Reserve Board Nominates Chicago Lawyers’ Committee Staff Attorney Renee Hatcher to Participate in National Community Leaders Forum
Iris Howe, who is African-American, alleges that Calliari, who is white, has perpetrated a continuing pattern of racially motivated intimidation and harassment against the Howe family for the more than four years that both parties have lived on the 800 block of West Partridge Lane in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.
CLC to assist families in Chicago Public Schools transition
The forum, taking place on March 5th and 6th at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., aims to address social and economic issues facing communities around the country.
Approximately 50 volunteer project monitors, including law students, lawyers, and other professionals, will be assigned to schools that are expecting new students displaced by the recent CPS closings.