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CCI Radio Hour May 16, 2022

CCI Radio Hour May 16, 2022

The May edition of the Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour is now available. This month’s show features Amy Gehrke, the Executive Director for Illinois Right to Life, who discusses the upcoming Roe vs. Wade decision. Ian McIntosh, the Deputy Coalitions Director...

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CCI Radio Hour April 18, 2022

CCI Radio Hour April 18, 2022

The April Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour is now available. This month’s show features the Second Chance State Education Act, an update on the recent events in Florida, and an introduction to the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems...

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2022 Spring Legislative Summary

2022 Spring Legislative Summary

STATE BUDGETFlush with federal assistance and higher than expected tax collections (fueled by high inflation), the state budget for fiscal year 2023 will come in around $47 billion, featuring an 8% increase for state operations, temporary tax cuts and debt payments....

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CCI Radio Hour: March 21, 2022

CCI Radio Hour: March 21, 2022

The March edition of the Catholic Conference Radio Hour on Chicagoland Catholic Radio is now available. This month’s show features a discussion with Dr. Anthony Holter of Empower Illinois on the Scholarship Tax Credit Bill, an update on the mask mandates in the...

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Care for Creation in Illinois

Care for Creation in Illinois

Contact your legislator about Care for Creation here. Last year, Illinois passed legislation – the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act – to lead the state to decarbonization and greater use of clean energy, with an aim to be at 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. While...

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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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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.