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December 7, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Time Details:
Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. | Reception to follow
Riverway Auditorium
(part of the Riverway Rosemont development)
6133 N. River Road

Rosemont, IL
Members / Organizational Associates of Member (OAM): $55 | Non-Members $80
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2017 Year-End Review & What to Expect in 2018

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Join us for what promises to be an informative and lively presentation! Stay for the reception that follows and network with the presenters and other attendees.

During our annual year-end program, experts will reflect on the legislation,
regulations, and court and other legal decisions that transpired in 2017 and
discuss what they see on the horizon for 2018. We have lined up:

John Curran – The honorable Illinois State Senator and former Vice Chairman of the DuPage County Board will speak on the topic of legislative trends in Springfield: What has happened over the past year that has impacted Illinois public employers? Who are the major players and what are their agendas? Senator Curran will discuss the state of politics and share his knowledge on the veto session in Springfield.

John Power – Partner at Power & Cronin, LTD, is an expert on workers’ compensation and has served on several important committees, both nationally and here in Illinois. Mr. Power was appointed to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Rules Committee from 2009 to 2011, and again from 2015 to 2016; and also has advised the Illinois Republican Senate on Workers’ Compensation. He will speak about recent Workers’ Compensation
decisions and the future of Workers’ Compensation reform, and related topics which are of great concern to public employers.

Jim Powers – Labor relations and employment law attorney for Clark Baird Smith, LLP. Jim will share his take on recent legislative changes impacting public sector employers, and what he expects ahead in 2018. He will discuss the challenges we may anticipate on a state and national level based on recent trends, regulations, decisions and legislation.

This training is intended for management personnel who are not represented by a labor union.

Distribute this information to your HR Directors, Labor Relations Managers, Department Heads, Elected & Appointed Officials/Managers.

  • Registration has ended.


  • $55 Members & Organizational Associates Of Members (OAM)*
  • $80 Non-Members

*Organizational Associates of Members are other employees of the same employer as a current IPELRA member.

Member registrants will be entered into a drawing for a free 2018 Annual Conference Registration on 9/18/18 (winner need not be present at drawing).

Registration confirmation and any other communications to program registrants will be sent via email. If you do not receive a confirmation by December 1, 2017, please contact IPELRA Secretarit, Debi Stensland. Please insure your internal network security will allow email communications from to avoid your confirmation being lost in a spam filter.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and received by December 1, 2017 to qualify for a refund. An administrative fee based on current per person costs may be deducted. Cancellations received after December 1, 2017 are non-refundable. No-shows are non-refundable.