shelter in place

While we shelter in place, injustice roams freely.  Confusion around new laws, unemployment, assistance with government funds, safety from abuse, protection from fraud and the list goes on.  Administer Justice is open – virtually.  You can trust us and we are here to help.  Call 847-844-1100 for phone/video assistance.  Here is guidance through this confusing…

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CARES Act

On Thursday, March 26 the President signed a historic 2.2 trillion-dollar stimulus bill known as the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act).  The CARES Act demonstrates an amazing glimmer of bipartisanship and contains helpful provisions for all Americans.  Here is what you need to know: Direct payments All adults earning less than…

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legal ministry

Our first nationwide Thanksgiving was proclaimed by President George Washington on November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.”  Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a federal holiday during the civil war through a powerful proclamation. Thanksgiving has…

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Halloween is coming.  Behind the fun of costumes and candy, lies real terrors for everyday people.  Imagine a contest for the real-life scary Halloween costume.  Here are three contenders we see too often. Our third place winner is… the scary Zombie Foreclosure This nightmare frightened millions from their homes at the height of the foreclosure…

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incarcerated neighbors

Incarcerated neighbors need our help.  Their plight impacts us all.  Our mandatory sentencing laws have created a mass incarceration system that cost each one of us about $260 a year.  We are paying $80 billion dollars to lock up significant numbers of non-violent offenders.  That does not include the cost of local jails which cycle…

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We are taking a justice look at Christmas Classics.  We’ve looked at Miracle on 34th Street, The Santa Clause, A Christmas Carol, and now look at The Nativity Story.  The story surrounding Jesus birth.  Here are three amazing justice lessons from the nativity. Lesson 1:  God chooses unlikely people and places. Seriously.  Who would leave everything to enter…

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scrooge

We are taking a justice look at Christmas Classics.  We’ve looked at Miracle on 34th Street and The Santa Clause.  Arguably the best known Christmas Classic is Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  Scrooge became so popular his name entered the dictionary as a mean or miserly person.  Scrooge is a story of transformation set in…

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thankful

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful.  We can thank the author of Mary had a little lamb for persuading Abraham Lincoln to establish the national holiday in 1863.  Lincoln understood the power of giving thanks in the midst of our nation’s darkest hour – the civil war.  The Bible tells us to “Give thanks…

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  by Bruce Strom Zombie foreclosures impact individuals and communities.  If you know someone going through foreclosure or are aware of any vacant property in your community, then this information may be helpful to you.  Here are three things to know and two things you can do to help. What are zombie foreclosures? If the…

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