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The Prairie Fire is an annual docket of noteworthy cases and accomplishments by our attorneys at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Do you have questions about getting your record expunged? Join our Bloomington Office Managing Attorney Adrian Barr to get your questions answered and learn what your next steps would be. “More than half of the 65 million people in the United States with a criminal record are able to seal or expunge their record. Sealing hides the record from the public while expungement...
The Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court (Kane County) is excited to announce a new Eviction Mediation Program, set to launch in April. With the eventual lifting of eviction moratoriums, the courts are seeking to mitigate the severe housing and financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic fallout is having on county residents. The chief goal of the Eviction...
In celebration of national Fair Housing Month, on Wednesday, April 21 from 12-1 p.m., attorney Emily Petri of Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) will present a free presentation through Zoom about fair housing law. She will address how to identify violations of fair housing law and identify resources on how to address such unlawful acts. Ms. Petri will explain how to obtain legal assistance to seek remedies for these acts from Prairie State’s fair housing project in Bloomington. Registration is free and open to everyone. Register online at tinyurl.com/FairHousing-PSLS.
Don’t wait until the last minute to find out you are not eligible for automatic expungement.
Many families are dealing with life-changing issues related to housing, employment, income, debt and the loss of a loved one. In response, Illinois’ legal aid community launched COVID HE.L.P. (Housing and Economic Loss Prevention), a free tool for people in Illinois who are facing housing, employment, and other economic problems because of COVID-19. This is a joint...
Despite the recent moratoria extensions, many people are still at risk of eviction. Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) is actively working to ease the burden by getting factual information into the hands of individuals and families.
Prairie State Legal Services is a founding member and partner of New Leaf Illinois, a new network of 20 non-profit organizations throughout the state who are providing free legal representation and other resources to help qualifying individuals seeking to expunge cannabis convictions from their records.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many new laws, regulations, programs, and procedures affecting almost every legal subject area, as well as the court system. As the situation changes day by day, Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) remains committed to serving its clients. Individuals may continue to apply for services through online intake and telephone intake by calling...