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About Us


In 2017, a group of bright, determined and like-minded individuals set out to establish Spes Novum. Their courage to start a new premier lodge speaks volumes about who they were, and we’re honored to follow in their footsteps.


Our Fraternity represents a group of diverse people who always strive for the highest level of excellence, as our founders intended. Shared goals and interests in areas of philosophy, spiritual experiences and building solid relationships hold our lodge together and define who we are. 

Spes Novum No. 1183 officially received it's charter under the auspices of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Illinois on October 5th, 2019. It also received the Grand Master's Award of Excellence this same year, but not only this award, they also received 3rd place in state overall, a tremendous accomplishment for any lodge, let alone one that was U.D.


The founders of Spes Novum have experienced all Masonry has to offer in Northern Illinois and believe it can be much more. Our members are accountable and focused with united vision and value, and we dare to build a fresh experience heretofore not seen in the jurisdiction before. Enlightenment is the multi-faceted approach to expanding the minds and consciences of the membership, which includes spiritual development and educational presentations not limited solely to Masonic-related topics. A new era is emerging, and it is our duty, not only as members of SN, but as Masons, to enlighten our fellow brethren and assist them on their educational and spiritual journeys. 

Our Philosophy



The Officers

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