The Etiquette Foundation of Illinois

“Raising the Standards of Civil Discourse here in the State of Illinois”


Introducing the Polite State Campaign to Government Agencies, Religious Organizations and to our
Corporate Partners.


The Etiquette Foundation of Illinois was established to reinvigorate our National Heritage and the codes of civilized conduct, required of every citizen. Learn More

Improving Social Relationships Among Illinois Citizens

Learn more about our innovative community-based initiatives to bring neighbors together. Learn More

Reaffirming the Rules Governing the Social Order. Teaching the value of good manners and morals. Learn More

Chicago • Aurora • Joliet • Naperville • Rockford • Springfield • Peoria • Elgin • Champaign • Waukegan • Cicero • Bloomington • Arlington Heights • Evanston • Bolingbrook • Schaumburg • Decatur • Palatine • Skokie • Orland Park • Des Plaines • Tinley Park • Oak Lawn • Berwyn • Normal • Mount Prospect • Wheaton • Oak Park • Hoffman Estates • Downers Grove • Glenview • Elmhurst • Lombard • Plainfield • DeKalb • Urbana • Moline • Belleville • Bartlett • Buffalo Grove • Quincy • Crystal Lake • Streamwood • Carol Stream • Romeoville • Wheeling • Rock Island • Hanover Park • Carpentersville • Park Ridge • Addison • Calumet City • Oswego • Glendale Heights • Woodridge • Northbrook • Elk Grove Village • Pekin • St. Charles • Mundelein • Danville • Algonquin • Galesburg • Gurnee • North Chicago • Chicago Heights

Etiquette of Social and Cultural Values

About the Etiquette Foundation

We at the Etiquette Foundation of Illinois is committed to improving Social Relationships among each and every citizen. Utilizing our common heritage as the foundation of our common relationship, i.e., good manners, be it within your family relations or your neighbors and with citizens you may encounter in the local grocery store. Applying good manners to advance positives social enter-action is the road to improving the quality of life here in the state of Illinois. 

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Downtown Chicago Lake Front. Chicago, Illinois, United States.

The ABC’s of Good Manners

In private and Public Relationship

An In-home Etiquette Training Program for your children

Open Letter to Illinois Residents

Dear Fellow Illinois Resident,


We at the Etiquette Foundation of Illinois is very pleased to introduce ourselves to each and every citizen residing in the great State of Illinois. We together, have the opportunity to improve the quality of life, simply by practicing good manners. Yes, good manners are the foundation of our social relations and social traditions that we have forgotten how important they are (Good Manners) to the quality of everyday life. So join us and start today by being more POLITE, more COURTEOUS and more CONSIDERATE of and towards your neighbor and fellow citizen. Rediscover how more gratifying it is, to the quality of life, when we use Good Manners.


Kind regards,

Lisa Newman, Executive Director

Our Vision

Improve Social Relationship between Illinois Citizens Promoting Social & Cultural Values

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