ILAO in the news

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News Mentions and Features - 2023

New Illinois laws 2024: Full list of laws in effect on Jan. 1
ABC7 News (Chicago) – December 31, 2023

New Illinois laws coming in 2024 and which ones affect you
WGN Radio (Chicago) – December 27, 2023

New IL laws usher in policy changes in health care, employment, policing
Public News Service (National) – December 26, 2023

Can you still grow pot at home if you rent vs. own?
KSDK-TV News (St. Louis) – July 14, 2023

Fireworks in Illinois: What’s legal and what’s not
WTVO-TV (Rockford) – June 26, 2023

Dry conditions bring fireworks warnings
Edwardsville Intelligencer – June 26, 2023

Are sparklers legal to use in Illinois?
WTVO (Rockford) – June 20, 2023

Locked up for cannabis, locked out of work
Chicago Reader (Chicago) – April 22, 2023

Is it legal to bike on the sidewalk in Illinois?
WTVO (Rockford) – April 19, 2023

SAFE-T Act in Illinois Supreme Court
The Courier – March 13, 2023

Do I legally have to carry an ID in Illinois?
WTVO (Rockford) – Jan 29, 2023

News Mentions and Features - 2022
News Mentions and Features - 2021

Almost 300 New Statutes Take Effect Saturday
WTTW-TV (Chicago) – December 30, 2021

Legal expert takes closer look at new laws for Illinois
Times Weekly (Joliet) – December 29, 2021

IL Rental Assistance Can Cover Up to 18 Months
Public News Service – December 20, 2021

What to Do if You Get Evicted
U.S. News & World Report – August 31, 2021

Illinois hopes to avoid summer eviction surge
Associated Press – June 25, 2021

‘Does the punishment fit the crime?’ 
Chicago Reader - April 14, 2021

Library Reaches Out
Illinois Times - March 4, 2021

IL Initiative Helps Expunge Cannabis Convictions
Public News Service - January 19, 2021

News Mentions and Features - 2019
News Mentions and Features - 2018
News Mentions and Features - 2017

Help Squad: Is small claims court an option?
Chicago Tribune - November 2, 2017

Technology pairs lawyers with those who need them most
WBEZ - May 22, 2017
Program Director Teri Ross talks with Morning Shift about the Illinois Bar Foundation-funded Legal Answers pro bono program and the future of legal aid. 

Case study: Illinois Legal Aid Online
Legal Services Corporation - May 2017

Free online legal service goes bilingual
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - March 3, 2017
Spanish speakers in Illinois now have 24-7 access to more than 300 articles, videos, and interactive forms for free, understandable legal information, thanks to the new Spanish-language version of Illinois Legal Aid Online.

Illinois Legal Aid Online earns praise as the best website of its kind in the country
ABA Journal - March 2017
If Oscars were awarded for legal aid, Lisa Colpoys might be working on her acceptance speech.