The Windy City Times has a great photo and short write-up of ACLU of Illinois Board Chair Jill M. Metz receiving the prestigious Edward J. Lewis Pro Bono Award from the Chicago Bar Foundation at their annual luncheon on July 15, 2014. Throughout her career as a renowned and experienced lawyer, Jill Metz has advocated for equality by litigating on behalf of LGBT people, and was inducted into the Lesbian and Gay Hall of Fame in 2006. That same year, Jill became the Board Chair of the ACLU of Illinois, having served on the board since 1999.
Metz has devoted her 35-year law career to litigating, advocating and educating the public on LGBT legal issues. She was played a role in helping Illinois achieve marriage equality in her capacity as the ACLU of Illinois board president.