Photo by Karl Clifton-Soderstrom, from North Park University’s program

IL-CHEP is a coalition of programs and educators dedicated to providing quality higher education opportunities for people who are incarcerated in Illinois. We strive to support our students as they build meaningful lives and prepare for a successful future in civic life.

Equally important, we encourage public dialogue and action to reduce our state’s and country’s reliance on incarceration.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our first Convening on Higher Education in Illinois Prisons on October 28 & 29, 2019 at the State House Inn, Springfield, IL. Photos of the event will be posted soon.

The next regular IL-CHEP conference will be Monday February 10 from 1 – 4 pm at the Art Center at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago. 5114 S. Elizabeth Street, Chicago 60609. You’ll find free parking in the lot behind the main Precious Blood Ministry building.