Part of the Office of Governmental Relations (OGR), the State Relations staff focus on issues and concerns being addressed in Springfield and by state agencies.

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Our office has an electronic newsletter which provides legislative updates and highlights state government issues impacting the University of Illinois.

Illinois Connection Advocacy Network

Illinois Connection is the University of Illinois Alumni Association’s legislative advocacy network. Its mission: to gain greater federal and state support for the University of Illinois System's three universities as well as their interests. By increasing awareness and understanding of the U of I’s positive impact on the state, nation and world, Illinois Connection advocates help to ensure the University’s legacy and longevity.