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Save the Parental Notice of Abortion Law!

Save the Parental Notice of Abortion Law!

It's back. For the past three years, we have fought legislation repealing the state's Parental Notice of Abortion law. This past spring, we prevented a vote, but the pressure is ramping up again. In the upcoming Veto session, the state legislature would consider a...

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Job Opening – Director of Communications

The Catholic Conference of Illinois (CCI) is seeking a Director of Communications. The Director of Communications directs and oversees communications initiatives that effectively describe and promote CCI and its advocacy agenda.
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Spring 2021 Legislative Roundup

Spring 2021 Legislative Roundup

Invest in Kids Act: In the Budget Implementation Act (BIMP), we were successful in fighting off the Governor's proposed cuts and in achieving a one-year extension of the program. The Invest in Kids Tax Credit is now scheduled to expire on January 1, 2024. This change...

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ASK YOUR LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE HOUSE BILL 2789

ASK YOUR LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE HOUSE BILL 2789

House Bill 2789 (see fact sheet here) seeks to codify, during a gubernatorial declared public health emergency, a new complaint process against public and nonpublic schools that can apparently be submitted by anyone for any perceived violation of mitigation efforts....

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Join Clean Energy Advocacy Day – April 26

Join Clean Energy Advocacy Day – April 26

Join Catholics from throughout the state of Illinois for the Clean Energy Advocacy Day on April 26, 2021. Talk virtually with your state legislators about principles of clean energy. See more information on this flyer.

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CCI celebrates Predatory Loan Prevention Act becoming law

CCI celebrates Predatory Loan Prevention Act becoming law

The Catholic Conference of Illinois is proud to announce that Gov. J.B. Pritzker today signed into law Senate Bill 1792, creating the Predatory Loan Prevention Act, which caps the annual percentage rate (APR) on payday and auto title loans at 36%. Illinois becomes the 18th state to cap APRs at 36%, along with the District of Columbia.
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CCI Radio Hour: March 15, 2021

CCI Radio Hour: March 15, 2021

Bill Woolf, a human trafficking expert who has done trainings for USCCB, talks about the link between parental notice of abortion and raising a red flag about trafficking victims. Next, Rabbi Shlomo Soroka of Aguduth-Israel discusses the importance of the Tax Credit Scholarship program to Jewish schools as the scholarship program for nonpublic schools faces a cut proposed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Then, Tony Cube of USCCB’s Justice for Immigrants initiative talks about the actions President Joe Biden has taken in favor of immigrants since assuming office in late January, and what’s ahead on the political horizon, including the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. Finally, Sen. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, talks about sponsoring Senate Bill 133, the Ultrasound Opportunity Act.
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Stop Repeal of Parental Notice
The Catholic Conference of Illinois continues to work to oppose legislation this fall (2021) that would repeal parental notice when a minor seeks an abortion. You can help.

The Best Possible Education for Our Kids

We work to make their dreams come true. 

Protecting Every Life

We support legislative efforts to protect every stage of life.

Marriage and Family Life

We advance policies that promote marriage and strengthen the family.

Catholic Priorities in State Government

We represent the Catholic Church at the Illinois Capitol.

Social Services

We feed the hungry, care for the sick, and help the needy.

Social Justice

We advocate for policies that respect the dignity of immigrants, workers, senior citizens, and low-income individuals and families.

Ad Hoc Committee

Prison and Jail Ministry

CCI coordinates a statewide effort of prison and jail ministry offered through the dioceses. Lay Catholics receive training to offer hope to inmates through the salvation of the Gospel.

Find Your Legislator

Find out who are your elected officials, and how to contact them. Learn who is in the state leadership positions, and who sits on relevant committees in the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives.