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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

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

Virtual Expungement Clinic: Getting Started, April 16

Virtual Expungement Clinic: Getting Started, April 16

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...

Prairie State Celebrates Fair Housing Month, Informs Community About Fair Housing Laws

Prairie State Celebrates Fair Housing Month, Informs Community About Fair Housing Laws

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.

COVID HELP Illinois Website: Relief for Households Across the State

COVID HELP Illinois Website: Relief for Households Across the State

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...

Legal Aid Resources Available to Help People Impacted by COVID-19

Legal Aid Resources Available to Help People Impacted by COVID-19

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...