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

During the last two weeks of October Illinois legislators will be heading back to Springfield. We need you to make your voice heard in support of this important legislation. 

October 14, 2021

Making Change is Not an Overnight Fix

Kobe Clark (he/him), a high school student and activist from Illinois, participated in the 2021 National ACLU Advocacy Institute as this year’s Alex McCray Scholarship recipient.


August 31, 2021