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Equal Access Newsletter

News and stories about our organization. 

The Prairie Fire is an annual docket of noteworthy cases and accomplishments by our attorneys at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Prairie State Legal Services VISTA Ends Three Years of Service May 7

AmeriCorps recently celebrated its national recognition week March 13-19. In honor of our AmeriCorps-Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program, we are proud to highlight our Community Outreach VISTA April Foster, who will be ending three years of service with the Peoria office of Prairie State Legal Services today. The AmeriCorps-VISTA program is a national...

Prairie State Legal Services Welcomes Jean Ruthe as its New Finance Director

PSLS is pleased to welcome Jean Ruthe as its new Finance Director. She brings more than 30 years of finance experience in multiple industries, including printing, vehicle and food manufacturing, health care, and accounting and advisory services. Jean is responsible for the overall management of PSLS financial operations, including Financial Reporting, Payroll and Benefits Management, Budget Preparation and Program Reporting, and Property and Insurance.

Community Arts Council of Kankakee County to Present “Outsider” Art of Local Artist Louis Walker, Jr. April 1-14

The Community Arts Council of Kankakee County (CAC) is pleased to present the exhibition “An Inside Look at Outsider Art,” on view April 1-14. Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism, located at 356 East Merchant Street, in downtown Kankakee, IL, will host the exhibition and sale of the work of Louis S. Walker, Jr., a Kankakee County native.