Legislative Meet-ups

2018 Legislative Meet-Ups

This year our regional advocacy efforts expand with eight legislative events providing an opportunity to meet with your legislators and speak with them firsthand about issues affecting you and your library.  Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate.  Use this opportunity for photo ops with your elected officials to post on your Facebook page or to invite them to visit your library. Make the most of your Meet-up with these tips from the ILA Advocacy Committee. 

Hear Illinois State Senator Scott M. Bennett and Illinois State Senator Pat McGuire discuss the value of ILA Legislative Meet-ups from their perspectives:

Register Online.

For any questions regarding registration, please e-mail tina@ila.org.  

Legislative Issues
Your registration fee includes breakfast or lunch, legislative materials, and state and federal legislative briefing.

If you're not sure which Meet-up covers your library and legislative district, contact the ILA office at 312-644-1896 or email tina@ila.org.

 Make your voice heard!

Monday, 29 January 2018

Central Illinois Library Legislative Breakfast

Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel

201 Broadway Ave.

Normal, IL  61761

7:45 a.m. doors open and breakfast is available

8:30 a.m. program begins

10:30 a.m. program concludes

Price:  $25

Friday, 16 February 2018

West Suburban Library Legislative Lunch

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook

1401 W. 22nd St.

Oak Brook, IL  60523

11:30 a.m. check in and doors open

12:00 noon buffet lunch is available

1:00 p.m. program begins

2:30 p.m. program concludes

Price:  $40

Monday, 29 January 2018          NEW!

Western Illinois Library Legislative Lunch

Galesburg Public Library

40 E. Simmons Street

Galesburg, IL  61401

11:30 a.m. check in and doors open

12:00 noon buffet lunch is available

1:00 p.m. program begins

2:30 p.m. program concludes

Price:  $30

Monday, 19 February 2018

Presidents’ Day Library Legislative Breakfast

Arboretum Club

401 Half Day Rd.

Buffalo Grove, IL  60089

7:45 a.m. doors open and breakfast is available

8:30 a.m. program begins

10:30 a.m. program concludes

Price:  $25

Friday, 2 February 2018             

Chicago Library Legislative Lunch

Maggiano’s Little Italy Banquet Hall

111 W. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL  60654

11:30 a.m. check in and doors open

12:00 noon lunch is served

1:00 p.m. program begins

2:30 p.m. program concludes

Price:  $40

Friday, 23 February 2018

Metro East Library Legislative Breakfast

Sunset Hills Country Club

2525 Illinois 157

Edwardsville, IL  62025

7:45 a.m. doors open, photos with legislators, 
and breakfast is available

8:30 a.m. program begins

10:30 a.m. program concludes

Price:  $25

Friday, 16 February 2018

South Suburban Library Legislative Breakfast

Tinley Park Public Library

7851 Timber Dr.

Tinley Park, IL 60477

7:45 a.m. doors open and breakfast is available

8:30 a.m. program begins

10:30 a.m. program concludes

Price:  $25

Friday, 23 February 2018          

Southern Illinois Library Legislative Lunch

Effingham Public Library

200 N. Third Street

Effingham, IL  62401

11:30 a.m. check in and doors open

12:00 noon buffet lunch is available

1:00 p.m. program begins

2:30 p.m. program concludes

Price:  $40

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