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New Illinois: Fifth Constitutional Convention

April 5 @ 5:45 pm - April 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Fifth Constitutional Convention for New Illinois will be held at the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center, 1621 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, Illinois.

The Friday evening dinner will be followed by speakers Robin Miller, activist on the central Illinois pipeline issue; Amanda Piker, battery plant activist and founder of Concerned Citizens of Manteno; and Bill Bergman, Loyola University Finance Professor. If possible, we will also be joined by Illinois State Rep. Brad Halbrook (107th District, Shelbyville) , sponsor of the resolution for a new state.

Registration is from 3:00 – 4:15 and again at 5:00 – 5:45. Social hour from 5:45 – 6:30; a VIP reception will also be held from 5:45 – 6:30 PM.

Saturday morning will again feature Professor Bergman and will include a question-and-answer time. We will also be joined by Illinois State Senator Chapin Rose (51st District, Champaign), a supporter of New Illinois.

A joint session of the New Illinois State Legislature will follow. Marty Kelly, Chairman of the Finance Committee, will provide information on the financial feasibility of a new state. Dan Juffernbruch, Chairman of the Constitution Committee and New Illinois Senate Vice Chairman, will describe the progress made to date on the New Illinois State Constitution. Lunch will follow. Saturday afternoon will be a working session for the New Illinois State Senate and Assembly. During that time, Larry Mulch, New Illinois State Vice Chairman and Hancock County Committee Chairman, will host a discussion and answer questions about New Illinois.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/newillinois/1194049#. Deadline for purchase of tickets that include meals is Monday, April 1. The deadline for tickets that do not include meals is April 5. Please call (217) 649-6718 with questions or to inquire about ticket availability after the deadline. Tickets to hear speakers only on Friday at 7:45 will be available at the door with a surcharge.

Group rates are available for rooms at the Chateau. Please specify “New Illinois” in order to receive the discounted rate of $89 plus tax. Call the hotel directly at (309) 662-2020. If there are any questions, please ask for Brittany. Room reservations are due by March 20.


April 5 @ 5:45 pm
April 6 @ 5:00 pm


Donald Glenn
(217) 649-6718


Chateau Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomingon, Illinoi
1621 Jumer Dr
Bloomington, IL 61704 United States
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