December 6 Report:

Members in Illinois have been very active throughout the year. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation is expected to be introduced during the legislative session. Draft EPR legislation has been under review by members since mid-summer. In addition to EPR, a bottle deposit bill is also anticipated. Illinois members have met with proponents of a draft bill. At present, the bottle bill language proposed is unworkable for NWRA members.

The Illinois Fall Chapter meeting was held in early November. Members enjoyed a wonderful lunch and the opportunity to receive updates from various committees including news from the NWRA Board of Governors. Golf Chairman, Frank Hillegonds, reported record revenue from the golf outing in June. Accolades all around for a job well done.

Earlier in 2022, the Chapter held the annual meeting and conducted elections with the following results:

Chair – Lisa Disbrow

Vice Chair – Frank Hillegonds

Board of Governors – Tom Hilbert

Alternate Board of Governors – Brian Holcomb