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IBF Grants Committee Member Judge James Wexstten of Mt. Vernon presents a $20,000 grant to Linda Zazove, Deputy Director and Christopher Dain, Director of Development, of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.
IBF Grants Committee Member Judge James Wexstten of Mt. Vernon presents a $20,000 grant to Linda Zazove, Deputy Director, and Christopher Dain, Director of Development, of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.
The Illinois Bar Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce a $20,000 grant to Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in East St. Louis, one of 32 grants awarded this year totaling $304,965. Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation provides free civil legal assistance to low-income persons and senior citizens in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois through five regional offices and a centralized Legal Advice and Referral Center. The $20,000 grant was made to support the new Education Advocacy Project, a collaboration of Land of Lincoln's East St. Louis Office and the Griffin Center. The purpose of the project is to advocate for the educational rights of children in District 189 (East St. Louis) and to support and empower parents and teachers in their efforts to provide children with a quality education and strong academic foundation. Five hundred elementary age children, who participate in after school programs with Griffin Center, are represented by the program.
IBF Grants Committee Member Judge Nancy Katz of Chicago presents a $10,000 grant to Kendra Reinshagen, Executive Director of Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago.
IBF Grants Committee Member Judge Nancy Katz of Chicago presents a $10,000 grant to Kendra Reinshagen, Executive Director of Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago.
The Illinois Bar Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce a $10,000 grant to Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago, one of 32 grants awarded in 2009 totaling $304,995. Founded in 1886, the Legal Aid Bureau (LAB) of Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) is the oldest provider of legal services to low-income people in Chicago and the second oldest in the country. LAB provides free legal assistance to the impoverished, domestic violence victims, children and the elderly. This grant specifically supports LAB’s Poverty Law Project located at Metropolitan Family Services’ Midway and Calumet Community Centers, providing community-based consumer and housing law advice, representation and education to underserved residents of Chicago’s south side. As the charitable affiliate of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Foundation’s mission is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity.
ISBA Immediate Past President Jack Carey (right) thanks Gary Cline of Springfield for his donation.
ISBA Immediate Past President Jack Carey (right) thanks Gary Cline of Springfield for his donation to the Illinois Bar Foundation.
Six Illinois State Bar Association members joined The Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation during the ISBA Annual Meeting last week. Additionally, eight Fellows increased their pledges to IBF. The weekend raised $31,000 for the Illinois Bar Foundation. New Fellows
  • Gary Cline, Springfield
  • Kenya Jenkins-Wright, Chicago
  • Julie Matoesian, Edwardsville
  • Daniel O'Brien, Carlinville
  • Marian E. Perkins, Chicago
  • Michael T. Reagan, Ottawa
Upgrades
  • William Anaya, Chicago
  • Perry Browder, East Alton
  • Thomas A. Else, Wheaton
  • Philip E. Koenig, Rock Island
  • Raquel G. Martinez, Chicago
  • Christine M. Ory, Wheaton
  • Perry Smith, Waukegan
  • Douglas B. Warlick, Geneva
As the charitable affiliate of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Foundation’s mission is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity.

IBF Grants Committee Member Ann Hatch of Belleville presents a $15,000 grant to Kathleen O’Keefe, attorney for the Neighborhood Law Office.
IBF Grants Committee Member Ann Hatch of Belleville presents a $15,000 grant to Kathleen O’Keefe, attorney for the Neighborhood Law Office.
The Illinois Bar Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce a $15,000 grant to Catholic Urban Program's Neighborhood Law Office in East St. Louis, one of 32 grants awarded this year totaling $304,995. The Neighborhood Law Office works with residents of East St. Louis to create healthy, safe and strong neighborhoods to stabilize and revitalize a decaying city. NLO brings about demolition of unsafe, abandoned structures, pressures local government for prompt and universal property code enforcement, and saves homes from foreclosure under predatory bond-for-deed home loan practices. Since 1996, NLO has helped bring about the demolition of more than 1600 dangerous, vacant buildings and removal of illegally dumped trash from over 280 lots. As the charitable affiliate of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Foundation's mission is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. This past year, through the support of ISBA members, IBF distributed more than $425,000 to support these efforts.
Illinois Bar Foundation Grants Committee Member Tony Romanucci presents a $5,000 grant to Modesto Tico Valle, Executive Director for the Center on Halsted.
Illinois Bar Foundation Grants Committee Member Tony Romanucci presents a $5,000 grant to Modesto Tico Valle, Executive Director for the Center on Halsted.
The Illinois Bar Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce a $5,000 grant to the Center on Halsted for its Legal Information Center, one of 32 grants awarded this year totaling $304,995. The Legal Information Center consists of the Legal Advice Clinic, offering a weekly advice clinic and providing pro bono attorney consultation an indicated; Legal Education Workshops, comprised of nine workshops on such topics as individual and couple legal agreements, family legal issues, transgender rights, LGBT violence and others; Internet-based resources; and Crisis Line/Information Line Resources. The Center currently maintains a pool of 14 volunteer attorneys. Specifically, this grant will allow the Center to develop podcasts of its legal education workshops and post those as well as relevant handouts on their website. Serving Chicago’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community since 1973, Center on Halsted (COH) began as an information clearinghouse and meeting space.
Jack C. Carey
Jack C. Carey
ISBA President Jack C. Carey was honored by the Illinois Bar Foundation at a benefit reception on June 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. Carey's term as ISBA president will conclude on June 27 at the end of the 133rd Annual Meeting at the Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva.
The Bar Foundation held a reception for the Warren Lupel Fund on June 3. From left are Bar Foundation President Vince Cornelius, Warren Lupel and John Locallo, chair of the Fellows of the Bar Foundation.
The Bar Foundation held a reception for the Warren Lupel Fund on June 3. From left are Bar Foundation President Vince Cornelius, Warren Lupel and John Locallo, chair of the Fellows of the Bar Foundation.
More than 100 ISBA members joined the Illinois Bar Foundation under a tent in Millennium Park on June 3 to support the Warren Lupel Fund. Donations to the Lupel Fund are used for the Illinois Bar Foundation’s Subsistence Program. The Subsistence Program provides support to those lawyers or their families who are unable to support themselves due to age, infirmity or other tragedy. This year, IBF has seen a significant increase in requests for assistance. In response, The Board doubled the Subsistence Program budget to provide support for the many individuals who seek our help. General contributions fill in the gap between the need and the restricted funds available through the Lupel Fund. Through the Subsistence program, IBF steps in to keep the lawyer and his or her family in their home and to meet their most immediate needs. The Warren Lupel Fund was established in 2004 to recognize Warren's significant contributions to IBF as its president.