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Thank Governor Pritzker for making Tobacco 21 law.

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old.  Thanks to his action, we are now the very first Tobacco 21 state in the Midwest.

Latest Updates

September 12, 2019
Illinois

Washington, D.C. – Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his dedication to advancing strong tobacco control legislation aimed at reducing the burden of cancer

September 11, 2019
Illinois

Washington, D.C. – Senator Dick Durbin received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his longtime dedication to improving public health through public policy. ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American

September 9, 2019
Illinois

Springfield, IL – A team of advocates and staff in Illinois was recognized by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for their dedication and exceptional work in cancer advocacy. ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, presents the State Advocacy Team of the Year

August 1, 2019
Illinois

Illinois has made progress when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, Illinois measured up to policy recommendations in

State Contacts

Shana Crews
Illinois Government Relations Director
Emily Hall
Illinois Grassroots Manager
Michelle Zimmerman
Sr. Regional Media Advocacy Manager

Share Your Story

Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.