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Annual Fundraising Luncheon: Thank You
November 01, 2011

We would like to thank everyone who attended our annual fundraising luncheon. In addition, we want to thank: Senator Kwame Raoul - Keynote speaker and recipient of the Commitment to Justice Award for his successful effort to end the death penalty in Illinois; Cynthia Canary - Recipient of the Commitment to Justice Award for her tireless efforts to bring about reform of the Illinois political process - seeking new levels of transparency and ethics in Illinois government; and Professor John P. Heinz - Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to bringing about reform through social science research, teaching, and helping nonprofit organizations reach their reform-minded goals.

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SAVE THE DATE! - Annual Fundraising Luncheon October 5, 2011
September 26, 2011

Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers invite you to their Annual Fundraising Luncheon.

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What We Read, August 22-26
August 26, 2011

Judicial Elections and Judiciary Reform: Last month, the Oklahoma Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel issued an opinion with guidelines on judges and the use of social media. Immigration Court Reform: On August 17, in Chicago, the Department of Homeland Security held a public hearing on its controversial "Secure Communities" program. Undocumented youth led protests and several [...] Check out our blog to read more of this post.

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Chicago Tribune: State high court overrules voters on judge picks
August 25, 2011

Justices now say they've ended practice of appointing those rejected by the voters

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Chicago Council of Lawyers Voted 'Best Bar Association' by Chicago Reader
June 27, 2011

Chicago Council of Lawyers (CCL) - a public interest bar association dedicated to improving the quality of the legal system in Chicago - voted the 'Best Bar Association' in Chicago Reader's 'Best of Chicago 2011.' Chicago Appleseed and CCL often work together to further their mutual goals of reform, accountability, and justice. Congratulations to CCL!

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Tough Birthday for War on Drugs - Chicago Muckrakers
June 24, 2011

"The War on Drugs is now in its ripe middle age, turning 40 this month. But its birthday hasn't been an especially pleasant one." Micah Maidenberg, Chicago Reporter, reports a "few of the top-line findings from two recently published reviews of the drug war around the world and here in Illinois." In his report, he cites Chicago Appleseed's proposal to "re-frame how the county's judges, prosecutors and attorneys deal with non-violent drug defendants." Read more.

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Chicago Muckrakers: Tough birthday for War on Drugs
June 22, 2011

The War on Drugs is now in its ripe middle age, turning 40 this month. But its birthday hasn't been an especially pleasant one.

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