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In March 2021, the Predatory Loan Prevention Act became law in Illinois. The Act caps the annual percentage rate (APR) on predatory loans, such as payday and auto title loans, at 36%. Illinois became the 18th state to cap APRs at 36%, along with the District of...
Catholic Conference of Illinois Supports the Defense of Constitutional Rights of Pregnancy Help Centers
Every woman deserves to receive accurate and reliable information about pregnancy and childbirth, and pregnancy help centers often provide this along with comfort and support when, at times, no one else will do so. They are a vital resource in our communities and...
The Illinois General Assembly has adjourned its regular session for 2023. The following is our End of Session Report. Note: As of the date of this report (June 7, 2023), the legislation indicated as “Passed both chambers” have not yet been signed by the Governor and...
Senate Bill 1909, which imposes civil penalties targeted only at pregnancy centers for “deceptive practices,” passed the House on Wednesday, May 10 after having previously passed the Senate. We are disappointed that the Illinois General Assembly has passed...
Unless the Illinois General Assembly acts, the law that created the scholarship tax credit program will end this year. The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to explain the program, its benefits, and to ask you to contact your lawmaker in order to continue this program in...
After the Catholic schools take their annual break for the holy days and Spring Break, a final push of efforts to extend the Invest in Kids Act (Tax Credit Scholarships) will begin. The current legislative session will end on May 19. What advocates can do now: Call to...
Fact Sheet on SB 1909, Amendment 1: Deceptive Practices Related to Limited Services Pregnancy Centers What is a Pregnancy Help Center Pregnancy centers offer important services to low-income, vulnerable, and marginalized women across Illinois. They are generally small...
On March 21st, thousands of people from every corner of our diocese prayed, rallied, and marched for one reason - LIFE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gmNLztgPQI
The Catholic Conference Radio Hour March edition is now available for listening. This month's show kicks off with Molly Malone Rumley, the Assistant Legislative Chairman of Illinois Right to Life, who was on to talk about two identical bills - Senate Bill 1909 and...
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