• April 23, 2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Great Lakes Graphics Association and the Illinois Press Association have been working hard to correct a loss of tax incentives that are costing Illinois graphic art producers hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes. The process of Let Your Voice Be Heard! is at a critical juncture and must be made loud and clear in Springfield 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 Legislative Day in Springfield on April 23, 2015: meet with key legislators face to face and tell them in person what the loss of these tax incentives means to your company.


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 on April 23rd 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 April 23rd, 2015:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Briefing
    • by Josh Sharp, Illinois Press Association, and Bill Gibson, GLGA
    • Sangamo Club, 227 East Adams St., Springfield, IL
    • Provide talking points (also available for downloading here)
  • 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. You must be registered by April 16th. 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.


227 East Adams Street, Springfield, Illinois, United States