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Chicago Appleseed promotes social justice and government effectiveness by identifying injustice in our community, investigating its causes and proposing effective solutions.

Pillars of JusticeThanks to everyone who joined us at American Junkie this week for our annual Pillars of Justice Event! We had a great time and hope you did, too. We'd particularly like to thank Kirkland & Ellis, who sponsored us at the Changemaker level, and Skadden, who sponsored us at the Innovator level. Additionally, sponsoring us at the Advocate level were Baker & [more]
Breakfast Panel on Government ReformThe Committee for Economic Development, in partnership with Chicago Appleseed, Business and Professional People in the Public Interest,  Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, CHANGE Illinois, Union League Club, and the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy, offered an interesting panel discussion at a breakfast this Thursday morning: “A New Look at Government Reform and Why it Should Matter to the Next [more]
March 2014 Judicial PrimariesWe at Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice want to thank those of you who used VoteForJudges.org for the March 2014 primary.   Later this summer, VoteForJudges.org  will be updated with information for the judicial retention elections that are part of the General Election to be held in November 2014.  In the meantime, for information about judicial elections, judicial campaign financing, [more]
2014 Judicial Primary Evaluations Now Available!The Chicago Council of Lawyers presents its evaluations and Chicago Appleseed presents VoteForJudges.org, the nonpartisan judicial evaluation and judicial information website. In Illinois, judges are elected. People will be voting for judicial candidates on March 18, 2014. Each of these candidates is running to fill a judicial vacancy. By voting for qualified judges, you can help protect our courts. Please remember that judges [more]
Pillars of JusticeOur spring Pillars of Justice Event, hosted in conjunction with National Appleseed, is just around the corner! There is still time to purchase a ticket, or place a sponsorship ad in the program. This year, we are honoring Patrick Fitzgerald of Skadden Arps Meager & Flom and Sergio Acosta of Hinshaw & Culbertson for their career contributions to the public interest, effective government [more]
Supreme Court Commission Offers Chance For Real and Substantial ReformCo-written with Malcolm Rich, Executive Director, Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice Two major events will affect the future of criminal justice in Cook County: One is the Illinois Supreme Court’s second meeting bringing together the heads of critical departments to discuss improvements in information-sharing between the agencies; the other is President Preckwinkle’s resolution before the County Board to approve a new plan to oversee and [more]