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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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Come to National Convention!

Venīte ad Conventiōnem Nātiōnālem!


The 2024 NJCL National Convention will be taking place from July 22nd - 27th at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee! The deadline is June 7th, 2024, Costs are $735 if your register before May 1st, and will rise to $750 after, so make sure to ask your parents and sign up quick! 

You can find the link here: FACT SHEET.

Meet students from other schools, compete in Certamen, Graphics Arts, Creative Arts, and more! 

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Modern Myth Submissions
Submissiōnēs Mythī Modernī


Submissions to the ILJCL Modern Myth competition are now closed!

Our Blog
Habitāculum Nostrum


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 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.

The Nuntius



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Find the Rules for Convention Contests here:

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