As the leading civil rights and civil liberties organization in the Land of Lincoln, the ACLU of Illinois works constantly to keep the public informed about the state of their civil liberties. The work we do in the legislature, in the courts, and in our communities is important, but there is no better defender of civil rights than an informed and engaged public citizenry. Knowledge is power. 

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Take Action During Veto Session

This week Illinois legislators are back in Springfield. We need you to take action on this important legislation. 

November 30, 2022

Talking Points for the Dinner Table

Current events are hot discussion topics at many holiday tables. If you want to jump start a conversation about civil liberties, please keep reading for talking points about the ACLU’s most urgent work.

November 21, 2022

The War on Drugs Has Failed

The War on Drugs has failed and everyone knows it. 79% of Illinois voters support reclassifying sentences for all drug offenses. Yet Illinois continues to treat simple possession of drugs as a felony, with real life consequences.

November 2, 2022 Criminal Justice Reform