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Changing Our Community for the Better, One Legal Problem at a Time

2020-09-30T11:53:53-05:00

9/28/20

By CARPLS Legal Aid

The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched our community beyond the already devastating health effects. As of this writing, nearly 9,000 Illinoisans have lost their lives and over 20,000 have been hospitalized. There have been terrible socioeconomic implications:

  • 3 million Illinoisans are unemployed;
  • An estimated 32% didn’t pay for their housing last month, including 24 million US renters that cannot pay their rent;
  • 35,000 debt collection cases […]
Changing Our Community for the Better, One Legal Problem at a Time2020-09-30T11:53:53-05:00

Know Your Rights: Illinois and Federal Eviction Protections in Light of COVID-19

2020-08-26T10:09:16-05:00

8/26/20

By Amy Lenz, Associate at Quarles & Brady LLP and a CARPLS Professionals Board member

“Carl” called CARPLS after he was illegally threatened with eviction from his apartment during the pandemic. The unfortunate part of this story is that if had he called CARPLS right away after service of the eviction notice, CARPLS Supervising Attorney Karla Chrobak notes, “we could have prevented the whole thing.”

This is because, in […]

Know Your Rights: Illinois and Federal Eviction Protections in Light of COVID-192020-08-26T10:09:16-05:00

Our Golden Gavel Awardee: Susie Lees of the Allstate Corporation

2020-08-06T09:41:26-05:00

8/6/20

The beauty of the Golden Gavel Celebration dinner is how it brings friends new and old together to celebrate our honorees and CARPLS’ mission.

This is the perfect time to highlight our Golden Gavel Awardee, Susie Lees, of the Allstate Corporation. The Golden Gavel award recognizes leaders committed to increasing access to justice and pro bono legal aid.

As a Top 100 company, Allstate Corporation has always been committed to being […]

Our Golden Gavel Awardee: Susie Lees of the Allstate Corporation2020-08-06T09:41:26-05:00