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Laurie Silvey 
Illinois Chamber of Commerce 
217 5225512 Ext 223 


Tuesday April 12, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT

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President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Ctr 
701 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701

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Employers' Voices are Needed in the 
Statehouse Now More Than Ever.

Don’t just sit there and let your chance to take action pass you by. . .  This is your invitation to join us for Business Lobby Day 2011 being held Tuesday, April 12th at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield.  The Illinois Chamber, along with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE) will be presenting this year's premiere legislative event for Illinois Business Leaders.

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$49.00 (includes lunch)

$99.00 (includes lunch and reception)
If you have already registered for lobby day and wish to add the reception at $50.00 - contact Julie Brennan at 217-522-5512 Ext. 226 or




9:00 am – 9:30 am            Registration

9:30 am – 9:40 am            Welcome & Opening Remarks
                                                Doug Whitley, President & CEO, Illinois Chamber

9:40 am – 10:30 am          Session 1
                                                Topic:  Tax Increases & State Spending
                                                Host:  Todd Maisch, Vice President, Government Affairs, Illinois Chamber

Guest speakers:   Senator Matt Murphy*, R-District 27, Palatine
Representative Michael Connelly*, R-District 48, Lisle

10:30 am – 11:30 am        Session 2
Topic:  Workers’ Compensation – the Issues
Host:  Kim Clarke Maisch, State Director, NFIB

Panelists:            Jay Tebbe, Publisher, Belleville News Democrat
                             Jim Tracy, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Dot Foods
                                Jay Shattuck, Executive Director, Employment Law Council

11:30 am – 12:00 pm       Guest Speaker:  Senate President John Cullerton*, D-District 6, Chicago

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm         Buffet Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm         Guest Speakers:
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno*, R-District 41, Lemont
House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, D-District 22, Chicago (invited)
House Republican Speaker Tom Cross*, R-District 84, Oswego

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm            “Prepare to Lobby!”
Doug Whitley, President & CEO of the Illinois Chamber

1:45 pm – 4:00 pm            Lobbying Begins – shuttle buses available every 15 minutes to take attendees
to the Capitol and bring them back to the Abraham Lincoln Hotel

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm            Naperville Area Legislative Reception
(Abraham Lincoln Hotel)

                *Legislators confirmed