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Abortion legislation has cropped up in the Illinois Legislature, as two bills were filed on Wednesday of this week. Sponsored by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch, D-Westchester, and Sen. Elgie Sims, D-Chicago, House Bill 2467 repeals the parental notification of abortion law. Meanwhile, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, and Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, are sponsoring House Bill…


Illinois’ six Catholic bishops today issued a statement urging state lawmakers to vote “no” on upcoming legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Read the statement below and in PDF form for the EnglishSpanish and Polish versions.    Illinois Bishops Advise Against Legalization of Marijuana Legislation that would legalize marijuana for recreational use…


Gov. JB Pritzker today marked the 46th anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion across the country by signing an executive order ensuring that all state worker health insurance plans cover the procedure as called for by a controversial Illinois law. Legislation allowing taxpayer funds to be used for elective abortions for state…


Jan. 21, 2019 show Alex Berenson, author of the just-released book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” joins Bob to talk about the effects that marijuana has on psychosis, which can lead to an increase in violence. Illinois lawmakers are expected to legalize recreational marijuana this spring, and new Gov.…


More than 30,000 students across Illinois last night applied for the second year of the new Tax Credit Scholarship program, according to the largest scholarship-granting organization in the state. A press release from Empower Illinois states that more than 24,400 families representing over 30,000 students visited its website for the opening of the application process…


Snow didn’t dampen the spirit of a Tax Credit Scholarship celebration today at St. Mary Star of the Sea School in Chicago, as more than 250 parents, students, faculty and community members — including Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan — showed up for the festivities. Principals of the six Catholic schools in the combined 22nd…




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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.