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Uptown People's Law Center
The mission of the Uptown People’s Law Center is to establish, administer, and promote programs providing legal aid to indigent persons, assisting community residents in obtaining legal services and benefits, and educating and training residents, paraprofessionals and community attorneys. However, this mission has always been as much about raising awareness as handling cases. The Law Center operates on the belief that educating people on their legal rights will help enable them to fully exercise self-help – an essential step in building and preserving a strong and vibrant community. The Chicago Area Foundation for Legal Services, in its first newsletter, succinctly described the Law Center as "a classic community organization that just happens to practice law."

Founded in 1978, the Uptown People’s Law Center, in Chicago, represents poor and working people living in Uptown and other similar communities. The Law Center’s biggest areas of practice are landlord-tenant, Social Security disability, and public benefits. In addition, the Law Center represents prisoners seeking to challenge the way they are treated in prison.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Thompson v. Baldwin
3:18-cv-03230-SEM-TSH (C.D. Ill.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Speech and Religious Freedom
PC-IL-0042
Coding Complete
2 Andrews v. Rauner
1:18-cv-01101-SEM-TSH (C.D. Ill.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Correction
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-IL-0043
Coding Complete
3 Hampton v. Baldwin
3:18-cv-00550-NJR-RJD (S.D. Ill.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
State of Illinois
Prison Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
PC-IL-0044
Coding Complete
4 Uptown Tent City Organizers v. City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings
1:17-cv-04518 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings
Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
FA-IL-0016
Cook County
Coding Complete
5 Davis v. Baldwin
3:16-cv-00600-SCW (S.D. Ill.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0041
Sangamon County
Coding Complete
6 Chancy v. Illinois Prisoner Review Board
2015CH01456 (State Court)
Filed 2015 - Closed 2017
Adam Monreal
Illinois Prisoner Review Board
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-IL-0006
Cook County
Coding Complete
7 Ross v. Gossett
3:15-cv-00309 (S.D. Ill.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
Illinois River Correctional Center
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0033
Coding Complete
8 Coleman v. Taylor
1:15-cv-05596 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2015 - Closed 2016
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0034
Coding Complete
9 Malewski v. Preckwinkle
1:14-cv-04187 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2014 - Closed
Cook County
Department of Corrections
Jail Conditions
JC-IL-0049
Cook County
Coding Complete
10 Hudson v. Preckwinkle
1:13-cv-08752 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2013 - Closed
Cook County
Cook County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-IL-0050
Cook County
Coding Complete
11 Morales v. Findley
1:13-cv-07572 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2019
Illinois
Illinois Prisoner Review Board
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0039
Coding Complete
12 Boyd v. Godinez
3:12-cv-704 (S.D. Ill.)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2017
Illinois Department of Corrections
Vienna Correctional Center
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0029
Johnson County
Coding Complete
13 Sorrentino v. Godinez
1:12-cv-06757 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2015
Illinois Department of Corrections
Stateville Correctional Center
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0030
Coding Complete
14 Fontano v. Godinez
3:12-cv-03042-SEM-TSH (C.D. Ill.)
Filed 2012 - Closed
S.A. Godinez, Alex Dawson, John Doe, Kevin Standley, D. Simmons, Gary Bender, Villa Jennings, B. Call and Saleh Obaisi
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0040
Coding Complete
15 Holmes v. Godinez
1:11-cv-02961 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2011 - Case Ongoing
Illinois
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-IL-0028
Coding Complete
16 Lippert v. Godinez
1:10-cv-04603 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2010 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0032
Coding Complete
17 Rasho v. Walker
1:07-CV-1298-HAB-JAG (C.D. Ill.)
Filed 2007 - Case Ongoing
State of Illinois
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0031
Coding Complete
18 King v. Walker
1:06-CV-00204 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2006 - Closed 2015
Illinois Department of Corrections
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-IL-0001
Coding Complete
19 Ryan v. Walker
1:04-cv-04635 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2004 - Closed 2006
Illinois Department of Corrections
Stateville
Prison Conditions
Speech and Religious Freedom
PC-IL-0025
Coding Complete
20 People v. Ross
03-MR-27 (State Court)
Filed 2003 - Closed
inmate in Illinois prison
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0019
Coding Complete
21 Westefer v. Snyder
3:00-cv-00162-GPM (S.D. Ill.)
Filed 2000 - Closed 2016
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0023
Coding Complete
22 Almodovar v. Snyder
99 MR 404 (State Court)
Filed 1999 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0024
Coding Complete
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