The Chicago Genealogical Society recently sent out and posted alerts regarding Illinois House Bill 4210 (HB 4210) which addresses excessive fees for documents in Illinois coroners’ offices. The bill passed out of committee 13-1. Thank you to everyone who were able to submit witness slips in support.
We now need your support to contact your Illinois representative to support and cosponsor the bill. The bill is now at 3rd reading and can be called anytime for a House floor vote.
Attached is a sample letter you can use and / or format in your own words. If your representative is the sponsor or cosponsor, please write that rep and thank him / her for the support. You can find your Illinois representative and contact information as well as bill information at www.ilga.gov. If the link does not work, copy and paste it into a new window.
If you currently do not live in Illinois, please share this information with your genealogy and family history family/friends/associates who can help support this House Bill. Every person can make a difference. A successful outcome will benefit ALL researchers.
Your support is greatly needed and appreciated. Feel free to contact CGS if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
sample letter to Ill reps - HB 4210 - support and cosponsorship.docx