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An Appeal from Cardinal Blase Cupich

Contact Your State Representative Regarding H.B. 40

Cardinal Cupich in his letter of February 9, 2017 asks us this Lent to " raise our voices for those who have no voice, whether they be immigrant or the refugee, the poor or the unemployed.  We now need to speak for the children in the womb, who are the weakest among us." 

The Cardinal also asks us "to let our elected officials know that taxpayers should not be forced to fund the taking of human life" which is protest House Bill 40.  St. Edmund parish boundaries (with a zip code of 60302) have Camille Lilly as their representative. Rep. Lilly is a co-sponsor of the bill. The need to contact her is urgent at:

Capitol phone number: 217 782-6400

District phone number: 773 473-7300

District address: 5733 W. Division St. Chicago Il 60651

Email address:  state

 If you need further assistance in determining the name of your lawmaker, or in sending a message to him or her, go to  or call the Catholic Conference at its Chicago office at 312-368-1066 or its Springfield office at 217- 528-9200.

To sign a petition please click here.


Speak Out Illinois, March 4 2017





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St. Edmund Parish, 188 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Phone 708-848-4417 //  Fax Line: 708-848-0049
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