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Press Releases & Statements

Beloved Disability Rights Leader Marca Bristo Dies at 66

09.08.19

CHICAGO — September 8, 2019 —Internationally renowned disability rights leader Marca Bristo died this morning from cancer. Marca founded and...

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Disability Rights Leader Marca Bristo Steps Down

08.29.19

Chicago - Marca Bristo, one of the country's leading advocates for people with disabilities, stepped down earlier this week from...

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Access Living Releases Disability Rights Analysis of CPS 2020 Budget

08.26.19

CHICAGO – Today Access Living published its annual review of the Chicago Public Schools budget for the FY2020 year, highlighting...

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Disability Organization Appeals Its Dismissal from Uber Lawsuit

06.12.19

CHICAGO – Chicago disability nonprofit Access Living today appealed its dismissal from a lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. for violations...

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Access Living Supports Governor JB Pritzker’s Fair Tax Plan

05.08.19

Over the course of many years, Access Living has seen state funding for human services reduced to the point where...

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Lawsuit Alleging Decades of Housing Discrimination Against Disabled People in Chicago Can Proceed

04.02.19

CHICAGO – Following a federal judge’s ruling on Friday, March 29, the City of Chicago will be required to defend...

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Woman Denied Shelter Due to Disability Files Lawsuit Against Chicago

03.20.19

CHICAGO - Laura Martin, a woman with rheumatoid arthritis, filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Chicago...

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Home Services Program Victories for Illinois

03.19.19

March 19, 2019 - Yesterday, the Pritzker administration and SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas (SEIU HCIIMK) announced that an...

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Disability Rights Group Demands City of Chicago Make Homeless Shelters Accessible

03.12.19

CHICAGO – Members of Access Living’s Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing (DRACH) will gather at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday,...

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Grace Hou Named Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services

02.20.19

February 20, 2019 - Governor Pritzker announced that Grace Hou, president of Woods Fund Chicago, has been selected as the...

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