Excessive fines and fees that unfairly target low-income people are increasingly being used by legislatures and city councils across the country to fill budget gaps.
One of the main ways the ACLU of Illinois works to protect civil liberties and civil rights is through litigation. Litigation remains one of the fundamental tools with which our adept legal team fights for equality and civil rights throughout the state. This section of our website documents the cases we’re working on now and those we’ve handled in recent years.
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