Category Archives: ACA – Chicagoland and Southeast Wisconsin

Annual Fall Conference – 10/21 (Update)

Join Us!

Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Download the Annual Conference Flyer

The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Fall Conference is an exciting opportunity to hear 3 great speakers and enjoy ACA fellowship.

New! Great Speakers, Knowledge and FUN:

  • Marcia J., newly elected Trustee for Davenport, Iowa
  • Dave L., Therapist
  • MaryJo L., Crosstalk Workshop Part B

Who’s Invited:
• ACA Members from Chicagoland, SE Wisconsin + NW Indiana
• Family, Significant Others, Friends, Co-workers
• Members of other 12 Step groups

We welcome ACA Members and friends from Chicagoland, southeast Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.

3 Great Speakers + ACA fellowship

Barrington United Methodist Church
98 Algonquin Road, Barrington, IL
At the corner of Route 59 & Algonquin Road
(Note: this is not Willow Creek Church)

Volunteers Needed:

  • Set up tables / chairs / literature
  • Greeters
  • Cooking and serving
  • Clean-up

Let Kathleen A. know how you can help @ 847-946-0170


New Meeting – Wilmette (Mondays, 6:00)

Join us at: 

St. John’s Lutheran Church (2nd floor)
1235 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL.

Every Monday Night from 6 – 7:00 pm

For more information, please contact Leslie L. at:

This group is open to all and uses a discussion format based on the ACA fellowship book.
All meetings are confidential and the strictest guidelines of anonymity are upheld.

Download the Meeting Flyer

NEW DATES: Ready, Set Go (7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5) Phone Only

Ready Set GO!!
Telephone Meeting (note: Face to face meeting is cancelled)

Due to technical difficulties the dates for Ready Set GO!! have changed. New dates are Saturdays July 15, 22, 29 and Aug 5. The face to face meeting is being removed to accommodate the telephone meeting. The time will be 12 noon to 1:30 Central Time. Please use the telephone number and code as indicated on the flyer. Sorry for any inconvenience this change  has caused. Any questions please contact Toni at

Face to Face Meeting at
Adventist La Grange Hospital
5101 Willow Springs Rd, Room A
La Grange, IL 60525

Telephone Meeting
Dial 1-712-770-8031 Code: 316354

Saturdays, July 15, 22 and 29, and August 5, 2017
12:00 noon-1:30 pm Central Time 

Ready Set GO!! Meetings are closed ACA meetings for introducing the ACA 12 Steps and
the ACA program over a four week period. Ready Set GO!! is for newer ACA members to
become acquainted with the ACA Twelve Steps. The choice when to do the ACA 12 Step
Workbook would be when they feel ready. The experienced member may like to refresh their

The material is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step Workbook. It requires
those in attendance to listen to the material with an open mind and an open heart and in good faith with a desire to learn about ACA recovery. Ready Set GO!! can be taken over and over again to get more out of it. Requests will be made for Sharing Partners for the 4 weeks.

It is suggested that Interested members can print out the 101 page pdf of the script and the handouts of the Ready Set GO!! material. Print this out in a single sheet format and bring this
material to all the meetings. If you cannot print this material you are still welcome to join the
meeting for listening, sharing and connecting with other adult children. Just following along
with your computer would be just fine.

It is suggested members commit to attending the 4 consecutive meetings in a row to cover
all 12 steps. Our agenda includes: Week 1—The Overview, Steps 1, 2 and 3. Week 2-Steps 4
and 5, Week 3—Steps 6, 7, 8 and 9, Week 4—Steps 10, 11 and 12.

Sponsored By: The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup IG# 70