Those in the riverbend in need of legal advice, self-help materials, and guidance on how to use the court systems may be getting much needed help due to a recent grant.

In December, the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation Board of Directors approved 22 grants for 21 non-profit organizations across the state. Of those, helps out those here in Alton.

The Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, which goes to serve thousands of low-income people in central and southern Illinois, will receive just over $250,000.

Leslie Corbett, Executive Director of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation tells the BigZ exactly what these kinds of grants fund.  Click link to hear audio.

These grants were made possible by a state appropriation for civil legal air housed in the Office of the Attorney General.