YPN Capitol Conference | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


Represent Chicago YPN this year in our state’s capitol! Below you can find a breakdown of the Capitol Conference events and how you can sign up. YPN members can enjoy a bonus day of activities and networking opportunities before joining the rest of their fellow real estate professionals on the 10th. Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know YPN members across the state!

Monday, April 9, 2018 – Schedule

Getting Politically Active in your Community Featuring State Treasurer Michael Frerichs

Where: President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Check-in: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Program Start & Guest Speaker: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ticket Cost: FREE

Want to get more politically active and involved in your community? Join Illinois YPN in Springfield on Monday, April 9th from 2:00-4:00 pm to hear from fellow REALTORS® that have ran for office and/or currently hold a political position in their community. How did they get involved, what did they learn along the way and how do they talk with other elected officials?

The best part of the program – we have a very special guest speaker, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, that will open up the program and share his political journey, as well as give us an update on what’s going on in Illinois. You don’t want to miss it!

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REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY) Banquet

Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Reception: 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Dinner: 7:15 PM – 10:00 PM
Ticket Cost: $75

Join the celebration honoring Michael D. Oldenettel, 2018 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year!

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Networking After Party hosted by Illinois YPN

Where: Celtic Mist Pub, 117 S. 7th Street
When: 10:00 PM

Can’t make it to the banquet? Join Illinois YPN and the rest of the banquet attendees for an after party. No tickets are required.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – Schedule

Chicago Association of REALTORS® Bus

Departs From: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (1314 E. 47th St.)
When: Tuesday, April 10th, arrive by 6:45 AM

Make your REALTOR® voice heard at the 2018 Capitol Conference! Join hundreds of members to advance a REALTOR® agenda with Chicago legislators in Springfield. Ensure that the REALTOR® community is well represented on this designated REALTOR® day.

Cancellations must be in writing to events@chicagorealtor.com by Tuesday, April 3rd at 12:00 PM. All no shows will incur a $55 fee on their account.

You can reserve your spot on the bus to and from when you register below.

REALTOR® Lobby Day

Where: BANK OF SPRINGFIELD CENTER – Corner of 9th St. & Adams St.
When: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

As a REALTOR®, you represent Illinois homeowners, commercial real estate, and real estate professionals. Make your concerns known to legislators and show you care about protecting private property rights. See the day’s schedule below:

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Capitol Conference Registration
11:00 AM – Doors Open
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – Capitol Conference Luncheon & Legislative Briefing
1:00 PM – Load Buses for Capitol Visits
1:00 – 4:00 PM – Legislative Visits
1:30 – 2:00 PM – Illinois REALTORS® Member Picture – Outside State Capitol
4:00 – 4:30 PM – RPAC Major Investor Early Entrance to Reception
4:30 – 6:30 PM – Lobby Day Reception

As a member benefit, Illinois REALTORS® will get free registration to the event which includes a luncheon, reception and briefing on pending legislation that can affect you. Registration is required.

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Travel Plans

While Chicago YPN is not coordinating an early bus down to Springfield this year, we recommend carpooling or utilizing the Amtrak train schedule.

Find an Amtrak train to fit your schedule, here.

Learn more about downtown Springfield public transportation and parking, here.

You can also take a train down to Springfield and join the C.A.R. bus on the return! To sign up for the bus back to Chicago on Tuesday, reserve your spot here.


If you are seeking accommodations Monday night, we recommend two hotels:

The President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at 701 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701. Contact (217) 544-8800 for reservations or visit their website.

The Wyndham at 700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701. Contact (217) 789-1530 for reservations or visit their website. These hotels are across the street from each other!