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Amendment to Health Care Right of Conscience Act Passes IL General Assembly

Amendment to Health Care Right of Conscience Act Passes IL General Assembly

Senate Bill 1169 passed both the Illinois House and Senate during the recent veto session in Springfield. CCI opposed this bill, which amends the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act to clarify that the Act does not allow for conscience objections to be raised regarding requirements relating to COVID-19, such as vaccination requirements.
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CCI opposes amendments to the Health Care Right of Conscience Act

CCI opposes amendments to the Health Care Right of Conscience Act

There is an attempt during this Fall Veto Session in Springfield to amend the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act in order to remove the ability of someone to make a conscience objection to COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Illinois. The bishops of Illinois oppose any amendment to this important Act.
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Save the Parental Notice of Abortion Law!

Save the Parental Notice of Abortion Law!

UPDATE: October 26, 2021 The Illinois General Assembly is going to vote this week on an attempt to repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Please contact your legislator and ask them to oppose House Bill 370 Senate Amendment 1. It's back. For the past three years,...

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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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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.

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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.