Amicus Brief in People v. Gray in the Illinois Supreme Court

Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers have joined an amicus curiae brief in the Illinois Supreme court case of People v Matthew Gray. The brief was authored by LAF and Dentons US LLP and we are grateful for their work and the opportunity to join the brief.   The Defendant, Matthew Gray, was convicted on two counts of aggravated domestic… Read more →

Thank You for a Successful End of the Year Fundraising Campaign

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our end of the year campaign! We successfully met our goal to receive an anonymous donor’s $40,000 matching funds. Your donations ranged from $20 to a very generous $10,000 and totaled $50,200 for the campaign. We appreciate every single donation. When you participate in our fundraising, you’re not simply facilitating our work, you’re validating… Read more →

Court Recording and Access to Justice in the Eviction Courts of Cook County

Chicago Reader reporter Maya Dukmasova published two-part story on eviction in Cook County last month. The first part focuses on the relationship between gentrification and eviction and the vulnerability of immigrant populations. The second part examines access to justice problems in the eviction courts and quotes our executive director on the court’s failure to preserve the right to appeal. It’s… Read more →