Home Service Training/Video
Make a Donation
Info for PCIL Staff
Still no state budget??? People with disabilities continue to suffer!!!
Join the "Pumpkin Pie" letter writing campaign!!!
This is a form of advocacy everyone can participate in without traveling to Springfield or going to their legislator’s office, and it will draw attention to CILs.
participation in order to show statewide support for centers. In
effort it’s the numbers that count.
This letter writing campaign is being done by all 22 Centers for Independent Living in Illinois. Together we can make a big impact and flood these five leader’s offices with many hundreds or thousands of letters. This campaign is meant to get the attention of the Government leaders and motivate them to start talking about real solutions and to enact a budget to save services for people with disabilities.
Sign five copies of the letter, including your name and home address;
Mail one to the Governor and each of the four leaders, using the addresses below;
Ask five other people to do the same thing; andReport back to Clark Craig 708-209-1500 the number of letters you and your contacts generated.
You can help us to send a loud message to the five leaders. Together we can make a big impact and flood these five leader’s offices with many hundreds or thousands of letters. The letters will stick out like a sore thumb because they will each have written in red letters on the front of the envelope “Pumpkin Pie”. This campaign is meant to get the attention of these key government leaders and motivate them to start talking about real solutions and to enact a budget to save services for people with disabilities.
Download and print the last five pages of this document <Click here to download the letters and instructions>.
If you would like assistance printing these letters and/or addressing and stuffing the envelopes or would like to volunteer to help address and stuff envelopes, call Clark Craig at 708-2099-1500 to schedule a time to come into Progress Center.
The five leaders are...
Governor Bruce Rauner
Speaker Michael Madigan
House Minority Leader Jim Durkin
Senate President John Cullerton
Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno
Consulte la página del calendario para más detalles de los próximos eventos.
Join Progress Center for Independent Living on Facebook. Updates on upcoming PCIL events, and more at
Follow Progress Center on Twitter @ProgressCIL
Having difficulty hearing on your telephone?
Come test the phones!
Speak to someone who can certify your application for a free telephone!
Bring the latest copy of your phone bill
and proof of residency (state ID, or
a piece of mail with your name and
address on it).
PCIL Main Office
PCIL South Office
Parking and elevator at rear entrance of Moraine Valley Community College Satellite Office in Blue Island. We are located on the 3rd floor.
¿Tienes dificultad para escuchar el teléfono?Ven a probar los teléfonos amplificados y consigue uno ¡gratis!
Tienes que tener una línea estándar de teléfono y traer tu recibo más reciente.
También debes ser residente del estado de Illinois y traer un comprobante (Identificación del estado, o un sobre que hallas recibido en el correo y que tenga tu nombre y dirección).
Habrá una persona con la que podrás hablar y que certificará que tú tienes dificultad para escuchar y firmará tu solicitud para que obtengas un ¡Teléfono Amplificado Gratis!
PCIL Main Office
PCIL South Office
El estacionamiento y la entrada están en la parte de atrás del Colegio Moraine Valley. Toma el elevador al tercer piso.
Americans with Disabilities Vote!
Voting is Power! It is
important to vote for your state
representatives and state senators. They can pass laws that protect
your CIVIL RIGHTS and they will decide funding for disability and
independent living programs.
What is Progress Center for Independent Living?
Progress Center is a:
Our current Mission Statement...
Independent Living...... is a way of life that includes values, attitudes and behaviors.
... embraces a philosophy that the person, regardless of their disability, has the potential to exercise individual self-determination.
... is having the right and the opportunity to pursue a course of action. And, it is having the freedom to fail -and to learn from one's failures, just as nondisabled people do.
... "means that we demand the same choices and control in our every-day lives that non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted. We want to grow up in our families, go to the neighborhood school, use the same bus as our neighbors, work in jobs that are in line with our education and abilities, start families of our own. Just as everybody else, we need to be in charge of our lives, think and speak for ourselves." (A. Ratzka http://www.independentliving.org/ )
Ten Principles of Independent Living
Progress Center embraces "Disability culture"This term is used by people with disabilities to describe not only our growing sense of a shared history of social oppression, but also our strategies for coping and thriving, our emerging art and humor, our sense of community, and an almost defiant celebration of our differences. (adapted from C. Gill)
On this site, you will find:
Progress CIL serves all of suburban Cook County in Illinois. This includes over 130 municipalities.
Hours of operation
Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Central Time. Services after hours, by appointment only.
Progress Center is
a scent free zone. Please refrain from wearing any scented products
including perfume, deodorant, laundry products, hair-sprays, etc.
Anyone wearing scent will be asked to leave.
Last updated: April 20, 2016
services generously provided by SecureWebs