Illinois Cancer Action Center


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Ask our lawmakers to fully fund lifesaving breast and cervical cancer prevention programs

As Illinois lawmakers finally make a vote on the budget, we must make sure that they hear from us that they need to stand up for Illinois women.  Please urge your legislator to fully fund the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and protect Medicaid eligibility.


Latest Updates

May 30, 2017

Today, the Illinois House of Representatives introduced a measure that would reduce physical education classes in public schools to three days a week and allow more student exemptions.

May 10, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – May 10, 2017 – Approximately 200 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Illinois State Capitol today and called on the General Assembly to prioritize the nearly 11,000 Illinoisans who will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer in

May 3, 2017

The Village of Maywood recently approved an ordinance to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. Nico Probst, Chicago government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement in response: “We’re thrilled to see Maywood join a growing number of

March 29, 2017

Lawmakers joined the Illinois Coalition Against Tobacco today to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Illinois’ comprehensive smoke-free air law and to encourage further efforts to improve tobacco control. In 2007, the General Assembly prioritized Illinoisans’ health by approving the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, which prohibited smoking in indoor public places, workplaces

State Contacts

Maggie Osborne
Illinois Grassroots Manager
Heather Eagleton
Illinois Government Relations Director
Nico Probst
Chicago Government Relations Director

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