NOTE: I moved from Chicago, Illinois to Austin, Texas in October, 2012. It is possible much of this information is out of date.
State-wide groups in Illinois:
- Illinois Science Council – promoting science events for non-scientists
Groups in Chicago, The City That Matters:
- Center For Inquiry Chicago Branch- aka CFI. They also have a Meetup Group.
- Chicago Brights Meetup
- Chicago Latino Atheists – There is also a Latino Atheists website and a Twitter account
- Chicago Skeptics Meetup – There is now a Chicago Skeptics website and Twitter account
- Some of these groups (and others as well) are part of the Chicago Coalition of Reason
Groups in the Chicago Metro Area:
- Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago – Actually, it’s in Skokie.
- Fox Valley Atheists Meetup – This group is based in Batavia
- Freethought Conversants Meetup Group – This group is based in Glen Ellyn
- North Suburban Chicago Atheists Meetup Group – This group is based in Deerfield
- North Suburban Chicago Brights Meetup Group – This group is based in Vernon Hills
- Wheaton Atheists Meetup Group – In Wheaton, obviously, in the heart of the beast
Groups in Northern Illinois:
NIU Atheists Agnostics and Freethinkers – They have a website and a Facebook page.
Groups in Central Illinois:
- The Bloomington Freethinkers Meetup Group
- Champaign Urbana Freethinkers – They also have a page on Facebook and a Meetup group.
- Peoria Humanist Society – They also have a Meetup group
- Springfield Area Freethinkers Meetup Group
Groups in Southern Illinois and the St Louis area: