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Full Text of HR1118  99th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to recognize the Illinois Association of
4REALTORS for its commitment to proudly representing the real
5estate industry in the State of Illinois for 100 years; and
6    WHEREAS, The mission of the Illinois Association of
7REALTORS is to be the premier real estate advocate for the
8public, its members, and the communities they serve; and
9    WHEREAS, In its 100-year history, the Illinois Association
10of REALTORS has become known as the "Voice for Real Estate" and
11it takes pride in advocating for the protection of private
12property rights and in helping families realize the American
13Dream of homeownership; and
14    WHEREAS, The Illinois Association of REALTORS achieves its
15mission by educating its members and by advocating on issues at
16the State and local level of government; and
17    WHEREAS, On April 25, 1916, the Articles of Incorporation
18were signed creating the Real Estate Association of Illinois;
20    WHEREAS, Since its incorporation, the Illinois Association



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1of REALTORS, has been watchful over the issues of property
2taxes, tax reform, and fees that impact the transfer of real
3estate; and
4    WHEREAS, The Illinois Association of REALTORS achieved its
5primary goal of securing the first Illinois real estate license
6law in 1922; amended many times over the following years, it
7established standards for the real estate profession; and
8    WHEREAS, The Illinois Association of REALTORS partners
9with the Regional Economic Applications Laboratory (REAL) at
10the Univesity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to provide
11essential housing reports and market forecasts to Illinois
12media; it also researches the positive economic impact of home
13sales across many sectors of the Illinois economy; and
14    WHEREAS, The Illinois Association of REALTORS engages
15directly with consumers on local advocacy issues through the
16Real Property Alliance; and
17    WHEREAS, The Illinois Association of REALTORS Relief
18Foundation has provided needed assistance to hard hit
19communities, donating more than $575,000 toward disaster
20relief since 1997; teams of Illinois realtors, alongside
21Habitat for Humanity, have assisted in rebuilding efforts
22throughout the United States; and



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1    WHEREAS, The Illinois Association of REALTORS opened a
2newly constructed headquarters building in the downtown
3Springfield historic district in 2007 and has been a supporter
4of the Springfield community as a sponsor of the Kidzeum's
5Green Home Construction Exhibit and a founding supporter of the
6Governor's Mansion Restoration Project; therefore, be it
9recognize the Illinois Association of REALTORS, its members,
10and its staff during its 100th anniversary celebration in
11recognition of their advocacy on issues important to all
12matters related to real estate and private property rights; and
13be it further
14    RESOLVED, That we designate April 25, 2016 as "Illinois
15REALTORS Day" in the State of Illinois; and be it further
16    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
17presented to the Illinois Association of REALTORS and all local
18realtors associations throughout the State of Illinois.