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Local Resources

  • Wrongfully convicted inmates – contact Illinois Innocence Project general number (217) 206-6569, and mailing address is Center for State Policy and Leadership, University of Illinois Springfield One University Plaza, MS PAC 409, Springfield, IL  62703-5407, Email address:

  • Land of Lincoln Legal Aid Dorothy O. Cook Community Law Center,8787 State Street, Suite 201, East St. Louis, IL 62203-2026, (618) 398-0574

  • Free Legal Aid Service in Illinois– click here for more information.

  • Madison County Urban League – Assists African Americans and disadvantaged persons to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. We accomplish this through interracial cooperation, advocacy, and education.

    • Madison County Urban League has a number of services and program initiatives; for more information click here.

  • Illinois Civil Rights Commission (IHRC) – IHRC investigates charges of discrimination in the area of employment, housing, public accommodation, etc. for more information click here.

  • Federal OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) – Workers have a right to a safe workplace.  The law requires employers to provide their employees with a safe and healthy workplace.  The OSHA law also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees from exercising their rights under the law (including the right to raise a health and safety concern or report an injury).  For help visit OSHA local office at Springfield Office, 900 South Spring Street, Springfield, IL 62704, 217-782-6206. For additional information regarding workplace violence, click here

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