•  May 4, 2016
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This event has been postponed.

The Great Lakes Graphics Association, the Illinois Press Association and the Advance Illinois Manufacturing (AIM) Coalition have been working hard to correct a loss of tax incentives that is costing Illinois graphic art producers hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes. Springfield must hear that our industry in Illinois is at a competitive loss without these incentives. Equipment will not be purchased, jobs will be lost or relocated to other industries or states, companies will move to other states leaving behind skilled workers, suppliers to the trade will no longer look to Illinois businesses to sell their products…the trickle-down effect goes on and on.


Now you have a powerful opportunity to Let Your Voice Be Heard! Come to our Annual Legislative Day in Springfield on May 4, 2016: meet with key legislators face to face and tell them in person what the loss of these tax incentives means to your company. Last year’s Legislative Day had a persuasive effect to coalesce legislators in support of our position. Showing our concerns by face-to-face meetings keeps our industry front and center for the General Assembly to consider.


Please take the time to register for this event and to reach out to the legislators in your district. Let them know that you are coming to Springfield and, as a constituent who generates jobs and tax revenue for the economy, want to meet with them to discuss your concerns.


If you do not know who your legislators are or how to make contact, click here.


Schedule for the Illinois Legislative Day in Springfield, May 4, 2016:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Briefing
    • by Josh Sharp, Illinois Press Association, and Bill Gibson, GLGA
    • Sangamo Club, 227 East Adams St., Springfield, IL
  • 10:30 a.m. – Meetings with legislators in the State Capitol
    • Various locations
  • 1:00 p.m. – Lunch with presentation/discussion
    • Sangamo Club, 227 East Adams St., Springfield, IL
  • 3:00 p.m. – Adjourn

If there is interest, we may schedule an optional dinner/get-together for those arriving the day before.


Attire is business professional.

Logo Sangamo Club

Transportation is on your own. The Sangamo Club is located across from the Capitol building and in walking distance of legislators’ offices. Parking will be provided by the Club at no charge. Alternatively to driving and if you can travel the day before, Amtrak’s Springfield, IL, station is just a couple of blocks from the Capitol building. Click here for a schedule and reservations.


Cost for the event is $40.00 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Very last day to register is Monday, May 2. NO registrations can be accepted at the door.


Not-Yet members are invited to attend at the same cost as members, in the hopes that our not-yet members will recognize the need for association and this effort is not a free ride. If you are interested in becoming a member of GLGA please contact Bill Gibson at (312) 704-5000 or bgibson@glga.info.


The future of your company and Illinois’ print industry depends on everyone’s active involvement. Let’s work together to bring back what we have lost and further our position as a necessary industry to the rebuilding of the State.

To register online, please proceed to the bottom of this page. If you are paying by credit card, please make sure the billing address you provide matches what your credit card company has on file. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Bill Gibson via email or at (312) 704-5000.



227 East Adams Street, Springfield, Illinois, United States

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