Providing the Catholics of Illinois a voice in public policy

Who We Are

Stop Repeal of Parental Notice
The Illinois Catholic bishops have written a letter to the Catholic faithful urging them to contact their lawmakers to oppose a bill to repeal parental notice of abortion when a minor seeks an abortion.

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.

Catholics in Illinois

The Latest News & Updates

Legislative Updates

Legislative Updates

This update was posted at 5.22.24 at 1:47 p.m. CST HB 581 Amendment 2 - Abortion Emergency Stabilizing Treatment (OPPOSE) House Bill 581 defines abortion as a “stabilizing treatment” for hospital emergency services if a pregnant patient has an “injury or acute medical...

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Current Status of the Invest in Kids Act

Current Status of the Invest in Kids Act

CCI released a joint statement alongside Empower Illinois, Big Shoulders Fund and Agudath Israel about where the Invest in Kids Act currently stands. A pdf can be found HERE and the full text is also below.
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Spring 2023 End of Session Report

Spring 2023 End of Session Report

The Illinois General Assembly has adjourned its regular session for 2023. The following is our End of Session Report. Note:  As of the date of this report (June 7, 2023), the legislation indicated as “Passed both chambers” have not yet been signed by the Governor and...

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CCI Expresses Disappointment in Passage of Senate Bill 1909

CCI Expresses Disappointment in Passage of Senate Bill 1909

Senate Bill 1909, which imposes civil penalties targeted only at pregnancy centers for “deceptive practices,” passed the House on Wednesday, May 10 after having previously passed the Senate.  We are disappointed that the Illinois General Assembly has passed...

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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.