Housing On The News: CCSD21 and NSLAC Team Up To Present Tenant Rights Workshop

NSLAC is proud to partner with school districts to promote tenant rights and support families in need. Joining forces with our community schools provides us with the opportunity to educate and empower families with valuable information in an accessible and safe environment.
Special thanks to CCSD21 for collaborating with us and highlighting our work together. We firmly believe that by providing this vital knowledge to families, we can strengthen communities, foster fairness, and create a more equitable housing environment for everyone. Together, we can help families build stable and secure homes and help those in need go on to live productive and secure lives.

Rebecca Weininger Named Legal Advocate of The Year by the Purple Ribbon Award

Director of Domestic Violence Rebecca Weininger has been selected as the winner of a coveted Purple Ribbon Award medallion in the category Legal Advocate of the Year by Domestic Shelters.

The Purple Ribbon Awards are the first comprehensive awards program honoring the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement, including advocates, programs, shelters, survivors, and members of the community support system. Winners include entries from the United States and Canada.

$30,000 worth of grants will be awarded to exemplary Purple Ribbon Award winners during a virtual celebration of all winners on May 18, 2023. The celebration will share grant winner stories and celebrate the work being done to help victims and survivors of abuse. Register to join us at the Purple Ribbon Awards Virtual Celebration on May 18 at https://bit.ly/41QqJSS

WTTW- Rebecca Weininger On Recent Ruling By The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Thanks to WTTW Chicago for shining a light on domestic violence. NSLAC Executive Director Rebecca Weininger joins advocates to discuss a recent ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals saying that the Second Amendment allows people accused of domestic abuse to have guns. While the ruling only applies in the 5th District, which encompasses Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, advocates for survivors of domestic violence said the ruling could have reverberations nationwide.


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and it’s important to educate teens and parents about what is and is not a healthy relationship, what signs to look out for, how to talk to your teen, and how to get help.
Thank you to WGN TV Chicago for featuring NSLAC and Director of Domestic Violence Law Practice Rebecca Weininger on Daytime Chicago.

WBBM- Virtual Cooking Demos To Save Lives

“The success of that website then led us to try to find other ways to reach survivors where they are and that led to the founding of the cooking demonstration.”

Special thank you to Andy Dahn and WBBM for helping us save lives.

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic hosts virtual cooking demonstrations with professional chefs on the second Thursday of each month, inviting anyone with questions about domestic violence to ask those questions to NSLAC attorneys anonymously in the chat. Join NSLAC in any of our upcoming demonstrations. Click here to learn more.

Apple Safety Check Features For All

Working towards our mission to provide access to justice for those most in need, NSLAC believes it is important for all individuals to know the safety measures they can take using their phones. We are so thankful to Apple for providing us with further education on their Apple Safety Check features to share with the public. 


If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

To set up an appointment, please call (847) 737-4042 or click here to schedule a consultation.

A Special Message- Thank you, Gracias, Dziękuję Ci, 감사합니다

Dear Friends,

We know that life has been uniquely challenging, especially for the individuals and families we serve. When unsettling news knocks us down, gratitude gives us back our hope. We have so much to be thankful for this year, including for people like you who continue to motivate and inspire us and provide us with a constant source of positivity and support. 

From all of us at NSLAC, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. During this special time of the year and always, may you and those you care about experience peace, health, happiness, and security. 

Local Banker Cheryl Braude Joins The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic Board Of Directors

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) Board of Directors is announcing the unanimous election of Cheryl Braude to the NSLAC Board of Directors. Board members bring diverse experiences and skills together with a shared commitment to forwarding the mission of the organization. Members set policy and serve as ambassadors, educating and building relationships to further the success of NSLAC. 

Cheryl Braude has worked in commercial banking for her entire 37-year professional career. For the past 14 years, she has worked at First Bank Chicago (f/k/a First Bank of Highland Park), where she is Chief Credit Officer.  Cheryl is responsible for overseeing the quality of the Bank’s $1.3 billion loan portfolio. Her leadership, experience, and steadfast standards set the tone for the Bank’s credit culture. Her prior 23 years were spent at LaSalle Bank.   

Cheryl attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She is active in her synagogue, sitting on both the Finance and Endowment Committees. Cheryl and her husband live in Northbrook and have two adult children. 

I welcome the opportunity to support NSLAC’s mission and assist in furthering its goals. First Bank Chicago has developed a bank-wide culture of caring for the community and encourages leadership and staff to give time, talent, and resources as well as financial education and charitable contributions. I look forward to putting my professional background and experience and dedicate my time into serving such a worthwhile organization,” said Braude. 

“Cheryl is a highly regarded leader in the financial services industry, and her financial background will make her an invaluable asset as NSLAC continues to grow. She brings leadership and community spirit with a strong desire to fight for the basic dignity that all people deserve,” said Board Chair Robin Powers.