Illinois Capitol dome interior

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020

The Catholic Conference’s Life Advocacy Days set for March 18, March 25 and April 1 at the Illinois Capitol have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials at the Capitol today notified lobbyists that all events and tours scheduled at the Springfield building are cancelled until further notice to limit the possible transmission of the coronavirus. See the full statement below.

Until Further Notice:

Limiting Gatherings at the Illinois State Capitol Building

As you are aware, the coronavirus poses a serious threat to the public health and welfare.  We are seeking your assistance in our efforts to limit the possibilities for the transmission of this disease.  Permits for all scheduled tours of the Capitol Building and all events scheduled to take place at the Capitol Building have been cancelled.  However, we are aware that organizations sometimes make plans to meet at the Capitol without going through the formality of contacting our office for an event permit.  If any of your clients have scheduled any lobbying days or other events at the Capitol Building, please contact them and tell them that all such events at the Capitol Building have been cancelled, and that this cancellation extends to their events as well.  We appreciate your cooperation in our efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus.


This cancellation follows both the House and Senate this morning cancelling legislative session for next week.