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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois


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Chicago Tribune: “Inmate advocates file series of lawsuits seeking potential release of thousands from Illinois prisons”

April 3, 2020

WBEZ News: “Civil Rights Groups Sue for Immediate Release of Illinois Inmates at Risk From COVID-19”

April 3, 2020

School Employees Have Used Isolated Timeouts Illegally, State Investigations Find

February 14, 2020

The National Disability Rights Network issued a report to address the misuse of the ADA as a way to close polling places.

January 30, 2020

Chicago Tribune: “Even with a court order, families struggle to find services for developmentally disabled adults: ‘We have great programs, you just can’t get into them.’” (Word Document)

January 9, 2020

Chicago Tribune: “Secluding students in small rooms should be illegal in Illinois, educators and advocates tell lawmakers” (Word Document)

January 9, 2020

Chicago Sun-Times: “CPD to hire officer to improve relations with residents with disabilities after high-profile confrontations”

January 6, 2020

ABC 7: “DePaul grad among deaf, hard of hearing lawyers sworn in to US Supreme Court Bar Association”

January 6, 2020

Chicago Tribune: “The Quiet Rooms, Children are being locked away, alone and terrified, in schools across Illinois. Often, it’s against the law.”

November 19, 2019

Legislators grill Chicago over special education shortcomings

October 28, 2019

Last updated: May 22, 2014

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