Prairie State Legal Services (northern Illinois)

Offers free civil legal services for low income persons and seniors from 12 office locations serving 36 counties in northern Illinois.
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Primary geographic focus: Illinois
Organization type(s): Provider
Lists: LSC

Prairie State Legal Services is an organization that offers free legal services for low income persons and those age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them. There are 12 office locations serving 36 counties in northern Illinois.



Fretting about the Trump effect on legal aid

Claire Bushey
Crain’s Chicago Business
January 20, 2017
One organization that could be on the block is the Legal Services Corporation, which funds legal aid programs across the country.

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Trump’s Budget Would Be Devastating To Poor Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Melissa Jeltsen
Huffington Post
March 17, 2017
Advocates working with victims of domestic violence reacted with alarm to President Donald Trump’s first budget blueprint, warning that his proposed cuts could have a devastating impact on vulnerable women across the country.


Equal justice under the law threatened by budget cuts

Mike O’Connor
Sauk Valley Media
April 6, 2017
The federal budget request recently submitted by the president includes the complete elimination of the Legal Services Corp.

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Prairie State Legal Services celebrating 40 years of helping others

Shannon Kelly
WIFR (Rockford, IL)
May 31, 2017
Not everyone who needs a lawyer can afford one and that’s where Prairie State Legal Services comes in.

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Federal budget cuts could reduce legal aid to poor, elderly

Edith Brady-Lunny
June 7, 2017
The chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court is adding his voice to others in the legal community calling for renewal of federal funding for attorneys to represent the nation's poor and elderly.


Civil legal aid can help homeless veterans

Mike O’Connor
Rockford Register Star (Illinois)
August 11, 2018
A new report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs shows that homeless veterans across the country could benefit from the help of a lawyer.

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