Proudly Serving Suburban Cook County

PCIL Welcomes New Program Director

Gary Arnold

Please read the official announcement attached


Advocates please continue to call your State Representives and Legislators to address current issues that are affecting your life, your community and loved ones. Be the voice for others that cannot speak for themselves. Your call, your voice, your input is necessary in order to support the Independent Living Movement. Choose to be someone’s strength, continue to encourage others to fight for their own rights. There is power in numbers, we all are valuable beings, Choose to be a part of the solution and not the problem, never give up!, decide TODAY that you are going to fight, be courageous and be heard, decide TODAY that you will become more than you’ve ever been, decide TODAY that you refuse to accept NO for an answer, decide TODAY to become actively involved in the Independent Living Movement, decide TODAY to be great, decide TODAY to parnter with PCIL and other Centers for Independent Living to ensure that the most vulnerable seniors, children and adults with disabilities will continue to recieve the support services needed for their activites of daily living so that they can  live independently in their respective communities.


Breaking News !!!

The State of Illinois finally has a budget…..

The Illinois House voted 71-42 in favor of overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a budget package Thursday, giving the state its first spending blueprint in more than two years and ending the nation’s longest fiscal stalemate since at least the Great Depression.

29th Annual Meeting

PCIL proudly welcomes Joel Foster (Forest Park Chamber of Commerce President), Monalinda Saldivar (Chief Deputy at Cook County Circuit Court) and Linda Marek (Independent Living Advocate) as the newest members of the Board of Directors !!

PCIL  Picnic May 27, 2017

We would like to thank everyone that came out and supported Progress Center, the 1st Annual Picnic was a success!!


“Dont Cap our Care” Rally

June 6th, 2017

#NoCapsNoCuts #SaveMedicaid #ILSaveACA          Advocates from all over gather together at the Thompson center to advocate against cuts and to save Medicaid

Progress Never Stops..




Now you can donate to Progress Center by clicking the link below when shopping on Amazon!!


We are always looking for volunteers to join our Membership & Outreach Committee!!. If you would like to dedicate a few hours a week by volunteering at the Progress Center, please contact us at any of our two locations to find out how you can make a difference volunteering your time to support the Independent Living Movement. There is power in numbers, we need new members and new leaders to continue fighting and advocating for the rights of the most vunerable seniors, youth, and adults with disabilities. Becoming a volunteer creates opportunites to be of great service to others and yourself, these opportunities are endless and can ultimately prepare you and other people you may know for free legislative training classes, paid interships, fun nights, free trips to Springfield to meet with your State Representatives and much more!!