The Illinois Food Retailers Association represents industry's interest before the Illinois General Assembly and state regulatory agencies. IFRA's government relations efforts in conjunction with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) has made us a strong, effective voice in Springfield, and has resulted in both the passage and defeat of many significant bills directly affecting your business.
IFRA's legislative division also works very closely with the Food Marketing Institute and the National Grocers Association both at the National and State level on critical issues affecting the food distribution system.
IFRA's PAC is very active in both fund raising and fund distribution to support statewide campaigns of individuals responsive to the needs of the membership.
Legislative representation is one of the most important services provided by the Illinois Food Retailers Association. For specific information on legislation or legislators, please click on link below.
Rob Karr Message
Governor Quinn Budget Speech February 2012