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2015 Legislative Meet-Ups Announced

The Illinois Library Association has announced its first round of legislative meet-ups for the upcoming Illinois General Assembly session. The meet-ups will be held in mid-February, with three of them in the Chicago area and one in the St. Louis area.

  • South Suburban Breakfast-will be held in Tinley Park on Friday, February 13
  • West Suburban Lunch-will be held in Oak Brook on Friday, February 13
  • North Suburban Breakfast-will be held in Buffalo Grove on Monday, February 16
  • Metro East Breakfast-will be held in Edwardsville on Friday, February 20

This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen existing connections with legislators and to build new ones. Also, you will have an opportunity to meet and work with librarians and other library advocates (such as trustees) on issues of common interest. While it is hard to predict specific legislation and issues, one issue that will undoubtedly arise is renewal of the income tax increase, which is set to expire on January 1. To see what other issues the ILA predicts will receive substantial attention from legislators during the upcoming session, click here.

To register for one of the legislative meet-ups, click here. Also, if you are not sure who your elected representatives are, you can check here.

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