Illinois Legislative Information

for IMRF Members, IMRF Employers, Public Officials, Media and General Public
Illinois State Capitol

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Contacting Your Legislators

Whether you do it in person, by phone, or letter, communication on a regular basis is the key to good relations with public officials. Keeping legislators informed about pension concerns, trends and successes is the best way to turn them into supporters and even champions.

You can communicate with your legislators in the following ways:


Writing your own letter is more effective than using a mass generated form letter. Personal letters make much more of an impact.

Address your letter as follows:
The Honorable (full name of representative or senator here)
Illinois State (House or Senate)
(Room number) Statehouse
Springfield, IL 62706

Indicate to your legislator that you would appreciate a response regarding his or her position on the issue you are writing about.

Personal Visit

Face to face visits with legislators can be very effective. Your legislator’s district office is the best place to schedule an appointment, as legislators usually have limited availability when in Springfield. If possible, make an appointment ahead of time. Identify yourself and your position on the issue, and how you would like your legislator to vote on the issue.


Like an in-person visit, the best place to make a phone call to your legislator is when he or she is in your district office. The same guidelines for personal visits and letter can be used for telephone contact. A variety of sources provide legislator contact information, including the Illinois General Assembly website.

During regular business hours you can also call the State of Illinois switchboard at (217) 782-2000 and ask the operator to connect you with the legislator’s office.