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Former congressman Dan Lipinski

Pro-life former congressman: Catholics in politics need to be ‘different’

A Catholic former Democratic congressman said that President Biden’s pro-abortion policies flout what it means to live as a Catholic... Read more

Rough road leading to the Illinois State Capitol Building. Springfield, Illinois.

Tell Illinois lawmakers not to junk parental notice abortion law, Catholic bishops say

Illinois’ requirement to notify parents of a minor who seeks an abortion is a law that helps save lives and... Read more

Poll: most Illinois voters want parental notification for abortion, but lawmakers seek repeal

Some Illinois lawmakers want to repeal a law requiring abortion providers to notify parents of a minor who seeks an... Read more

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.

Illinois church reopening restrictions 'not mandatory'

The state of Illinois relaxed its restrictions on churches on Thursday, after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ordered the state... Read more

Illinois governor JB Pritzker.

Illinois churches may not fully reopen for a year as White House shelves CDC plan

The governor of Illinois has said he will continue to ban public gatherings of more than 50 people—including religious services—until... Read more

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski.

'No higher calling': Lipinski says he is proud of pro-life record

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) conceded his primary race on Wednesday, saying that he stood by his pro-life principles even if... Read more

Rough road leading to the Illinois State Capitol Building. Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois bill would ban government travel to pro-life states

An Illinois state representative has introduced legislation to prevent government employees from traveling to states which have enacted pro-life legislation.... Read more

State Capital Building in Springfield, Illinois. Via Shutterstock

Illinois lawmakers aim to repeal parental notification for minors' abortions

The move follows the enactment of a state law recognizing a “fundamental right” to abortion in the state.  Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

Illinois bishops oppose abortion law, disagree on Communion for pro-choice lawmakers

While two Illinois bishops are unified in their strong opposition to the state’s new abortion law, they differ on the... Read more

J.B. Pritzker at Chi Hack Night on July 12, 2017.

Illinois governor signs ‘radical’ abortion expansion, but pro-life leaders predict backlash

Illinois’ new abortion law is a “death penalty” for the unborn and will add to pro-life momentum across the U.S.,... Read more

Illinois state capitol building in Springfield.

Illinois bishops denounce rush to advance 'Reproductive Health Act'

The Catholic bishops of Illinois criticized a push to pass a bill enshrining abortion in state law in the final... Read more

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski

Pro-life Democrat Lipinski faces another primary challenge

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), narrowly defeated challenger Marie Newman in 2018 by 2,145 votes.  He will face her again in... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich.

Cardinal Cupich warns against 'radical' Illinois abortion bills

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has spoken out against a pair of Illinois abortion bills, calling them a radical and... Read more

Illinois bishops blunt in joint statement on pot proposal

Citing “rampant” drug use in modern society and a commitment to the common good, the six Catholic bishops of Illinois... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. CNA file photo

Illinois AG report says dioceses failed abuse victims

Illinois’ attorney general released a report Wednesday outlining the early findings into an investigation into clerical sexual abuse in the... Read more

Illinois state capitol.

Satanist statue erected for the holidays in Illinois capitol

Between a Christmas tree and a menorah display in the Illinois state capitol, a statue from the Satanic Temple is... Read more

Bishops object as Illinois governor pushes to reinstate death penalty

The Catholic Conference of Illinois decried the governor’s call to re-establish the death penalty, which has not been used in... Read more

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski.

Pro-life Democrat Lipinski survives primary challenge

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), one of the few remaining pro-life Democrats, narrowly won the Democratic primary election Tuesday night for... Read more

Taxpayer-funded abortion law met with Illinois lawsuit

A new Illinois law requiring public funding of elective abortions is opposed by pro-life groups and taxpayers who have sued... Read more

Illinois makes foster care workers support transgenderism

Earlier this month, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) issued new standards that require its employees and... Read more