Nearly 750 REALTORS® gathered at the Bank of Springfield Center for the Capitol Conference & Legislative Briefing and then moved to the State Capitol for numerous meetings with their state senators and representatives of the Illinois House.

Illinois REALTORS® President Matt Difanis (photo above by Terry Farmer) welcomed members and recognized Piero Orsi with the Political Involvement Award.

Greg St. Aubin, senior vice president of governmental affairs then explained the association’s opposition to proposed legislation on rent control, expansion of home rule and sealing eviction court records. Also, he explained reasons why members support a number of House bills limiting private property inspections and consolidating governmental units of government among others.

Check out the photo gallery below (Photos courtesy of Terry Farmer):