Lisa Madigan: Illinois must continue to invest in vital legal aid organizations

At a time when federal funding for legal aid organizations across the country is being threatened, the General Assembly must continue to invest in these vital programs in Illinois.

Op-Ed (Illinois)

State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
May 18, 2018

Tags: Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation (LOLLAF) (Illinois)


Safeguarding the elderly from abuse. Making sure people with disabilities have access to services. Fighting for the rights of domestic violence victims. Protecting consumers from fraud.

This is what nonprofit legal aid providers do every day for people in Illinois who are struggling to make ends meet and need the help of a lawyer. But without funding from the state, these critical organizations cannot help Illinois residents.