The Catholic Conference of Illinois (CCI) was created in 1969 to serve as the public policy voice of the Illinois bishops and lay Catholics. It interacts with the state legislature, the governor’s office and all elements of state government to promote and defend the interests of the Church.
Each Catholic diocese in Illinois is led by a bishop. The Board of the Catholic Conference of Illinois is made up of these bishops, in addition to auxiliary and retired bishops and lay Catholics.
Our staff is located in two different offices, Chicago and Springfield.