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Our Cannabis Expungement Project Team at CARPLS

2020-11-19T13:17:59-06:00

11/19/20

By CARPLS Legal Aid

As we debut our much-anticipated and historic Illinois cannabis expungement project, we understand that our role is to serve as the opening door across the State to help thousands upon thousands of people to expunge their cannabis records, charges and arrests, and to move their lives forward.

This is the first CARPLS project that started and was built and launched remotely, so this is a unique […]

Our Cannabis Expungement Project Team at CARPLS2020-11-19T13:17:59-06:00

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