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 if 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.



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Festivus 2021

Celebrate in Classical Style at Festivus. Join us for Contests, Kahoots, Service, and other activities this Halloween season!


Festivus will be at Whitney Young High School on November 7, from 10 AM - 3 PM. We hope to see you there!

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.


Visit Our Merch store at https://www.redbubble.com/people/ILJCL/shop

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.

The 2021 Summer Nuntius is Out!

The Nuntius for the Summer of 2021 is now available! Visit it here on our website, or at