Why We Focus Local

Why We Focus Local

by Mike Scobey, Illinois REALTORS® Director of Local Advocacy and Global Programs

Illinois is home to 6,963 local units of government—more than any other state in the nation. This certainly keeps our team of local lobbyists busy. 
 
At any one time, our 12 local Government Affairs Directors (GADs) are dealing with over 300 issues, ranging from inspections to requirements on new housing (e.g. sprinklers; impact fees). 
 
Use this wordcloud (download pdf file) to share the hundreds of local issues that have been monitored so far this year to stop added taxes, fees and red tape for the real estate transaction.