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Government Relations

Representing the Best Interests of the Illinois Restaurant Industry

A major focus of the Illinois Restaurant Assocation's mission is advocacy. With a strong network of restaurant operator and supplier members, IRA's leaders and professional lobbyists monitor the critical legislative issues and represent the best interests of Illinois restaurant industry at the local, state, and federal levels.

Public Affairs Conference and Lobby Day

Members are invited to the annual Public Affairs Conferences and Lobby Day consisting of legislative and regulatory briefings with key government officials and representatives in Washington DC and Springfield.

The NRA Public Affairs Conference 2013 is April 17 - 18 in Washington, D.C.  To register please click here.  For more information please click here

Grassroots Program

The Grassroots Program coordinates members in a statewide or local industry response to proposed laws and regulations so operators speak with one voice on issues that impact the industry's business climate.

Millennium Park   |   Sept 28 - 30