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New Leaf Illinois Leads Advocates, Legal Aid Clinics in Mid-Summer Push to Expunge Cannabis Convictions
Thousands of tenants across the state are at risk of losing their homes after Illinois lifts its eviction ban Aug. 1. In preparation for a wave of eviction filings that will flood the courts with as many as 33,000 cases, the Illinois Supreme Court ordered a monthlong “triage” period. Until
To the Editor: Many people in southern Illinois are still struggling to make ends meet and either can’t pay their rent, or are months behind on payments. With Illinois’ eviction ban expiring soon, we must do everything we can to help keep people in their homes. That’s because eviction is more
New Leaf Illinois: The state-funded first step toward free expungement and sealing services Featuring Beth Johnson, partner at Rights & Restoration Law Group. Click here to read Chicago Reader story
New Leaf Illinois: The state-funded first step toward free expungement and sealing services Featuring Brandon Williams, Supervising Attorney at Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA). Click here to read Chicago Reader story
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Recreational cannabis was legalized in Illinois two years ago. But equity is still a big problem. Gov. Pritzker promised licenses for — and revenue from — recreational pot would go to Black and brown neighborhoods disproportionately affected by drug-related offenses and convictions. But the majority of licenses are currently held
Let’s face it, every day is 420 for you but during April you get a little bit more excited and you get the good stuff to get high with your buds. Outdoing yourself from last year is always a must and we’ve got the perfect ways to help you do so.
Beth Johnson of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation & New Leaf Illinois joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how people can still remove low-level marijuana arrests or convictions from their records if they haven’t done so. Click here to listen to story
New Leaf Illinois is a network of legal aid and advocacy organizations across the state that offer free legal services to those who qualify.