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Legal Aid Chicago fights for justice for people living in poverty. Learn More
Legal Aid Chicago fights for justice for people living in poverty. Learn More

Legal Aid Chicago's Impact in 2020

23,810,508
Dollars in increased assets, income and reduced debt
84
Full-time staff attorneys
1,120
People avoided homelessness
368
Access to work and education
699
Improved health and safety

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Legal Aid Chicago provides free civil legal services to people living in poverty in Cook County.  All clients must be registered by telephone and screened for eligibility through our Client Screening Unit at 312-341-1070.

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Legal Aid Chicago Complaint Leads to ISBE Investigation of CPS

The Illinois State Board of Education has ordered Chicago Public Schools to fix problems with special education services for students at the high school in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. Read more