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Blog Archive : December 1989

Jose Aspera posted a blog on Dec 31, 1989

Project to Combat Bias Violence is Founded

The Committee establishes the Project to Combat Bias Violence which provides assistance in civil and criminal court to victims of hate crime.

Jose Aspera posted a blog on Dec 31, 1989

Project to Combat Bias Violence First Case Results in $475,000 in Damages

In the Project's first case, an all white jury awards $475,000 in damages to an African American man who was the victim of a hate crime in Bridgeport. This is the first civil action in which damages are awarded under the Illinois Hate Crimes Act.

Jose Aspera posted a blog on Dec 31, 1989

Lawyers’ School Reform Advisory Project

The Lawyers' School Reform Advisory Project begins to refer lawyers to Chicago's local school councils and school reform organizations. The Project allows the private bar to support the Chicago School Reform Act, the first large-scale experiment in school-based management.