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CCI Radio Hour August 15, 2022

CCI Radio Hour August 15, 2022

The August edition of the Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour is now available. This month’s topics include a discussion on the Tax Credit Scholarship Bill and how it helps local families as well as a dive into marriage and family and HHS regulations on Section...

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CCI Statement on Dobbs Decision

CCI Statement on Dobbs Decision

We are pleased with the United States Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that has overturned the landmark abortion case of Roe vs. Wade. Throughout its history, the Catholic Church has consistently opposed legislation and other...

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CCI Radio Hour June 20, 2022

CCI Radio Hour June 20, 2022

The June edition of the Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour is now available. This month’s show features a pair of guests. Leading off the show is Caroline Brennan, the Emergency Communications Director of the Catholic Relief Services Humanitarian Response...

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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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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.