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The ILJCL is a chapter of the National Junior Classical League. Our purpose is to foster an appreciation and understanding of the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. One of many state chapters, the ILJCL hosts activities and events to promote the study of classics in our modern world.

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Our Blog

Visit our blog to find resources related to conventions, events, and more, as well as materials about the ILCJL organization. Updates are also posted about important information for you, so check it frequently!

The Nuntius

The Nuntius is the official publication of the Illinois Junior Classical League, published 4 times a year. It covers topics like spirit, convention, interviews with JCLers, and much more! It is also now accepting student submissions.


ILJCL 2023 Convention is Coming!!!

Scan the QR code for more information! Registration is closed.

**Camo Day for Spirit has been changed to Omens Day**

**Bazaar: If you or your school wants to sell Latin related stuff, that will be an option**

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Fall Festivus this October 15th at Northside College Prep. Join us for some classical fun!!

Salvete! Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, the ILJCL officers are running free zoom lessons to teach 1st through 8th graders Intro to Latin. Learn about Latin, grammar, and mythology! And improve your knowledge of root words. Click here to sign up. Thank You!


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During the 2022 ILJCL Convention, we had the honor of listening to Joe Goodkin perform an amazing song inspired by The Odyssey on guitar. He will be performing his new album, The Blues of Achilles, on April 29 at Loyola University. If you are interested, here is the link to the poster with more information. including registration.

2022 ILJCL State Convention!

The 2022 ILJCL Convention will be at Lyons Township High School on February 26 and 27! Learn more on our convention page:


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Elections are Underway!

Learn more about how to apply on our elections page. You can also see videos from current board members about their positions!

ILJCL Merch is Here!

From T-shirts, Sweaters, and hoodies to stickers, mask and more, the ILJCL Redbubble store has plenty of merch to show off your ILCJL pride! Now including a NJCL themed t-shirt.


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All proceeds from the store go to the ILJCL scholarship fund, promoting the study of the classics through the JCL. For more info on the ILJCL merch or the ILJCL scholarship, contact an ILJCL state officer.

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