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Illinois REALTORS® Debuts Video Celebrating 50 Years of Fair Housing 

Watch and share a new video from Illinois REALTORS® commemorating this year's 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The video looks at the history of fair housing and features Illinois REALTORS® sharing stories of how the law has affected the real estate industry and homeownership. Featured in the video are: Illinois REALTORS® Frank J. Williams, Loretta Alonzo-Deubel, Vicky Silvano, Zeke Morris and 2018 President Matt Difanis. Dearborn Realtist Board President Courtney Q. Jones and National Association of REALTORS® Director of Diversity and Inclusion Fred Underwood are also included.  

Michael D. Oldenettel Named 2018 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year 

Congratulations to Michael D. Oldenettel, this year's Illinois REALTOR® of the Year! Oldenettel, the managing broker of RE/MAX Professionals in Springfield and a past president of the state association, will be honored at the REALTOR® of the Year banquet April 9 in Springfield.

Piero Orsi Receives Political Involvement Award  

Piero Orsi, the broker-owner of RE/MAX Showcase in Gurnee, was honored with the Illinois REALTORS® Political Involvement Award. The award recognizes achievements in political and grassroots advocacy. 

More Highlights from Public Policy    

Illinois REALTORS® held its annual Public Policy Meetings in East Peoria last week. Here are some of the highlights from the event:

Check Your Email for Illinois REALTORS® Annual Member Survey 

Illinois REALTORS® wants to hear from our members.  Beginning Monday, Jan. 29, a company working with Illinois REALTORS® called Survey Network will begin sending out emails directing members to an online survey. Five Illinois REALTORS® who complete the survey will have their names drawn for $100 American Express gift cards. It’s our way of saying “thanks” for confidentially sharing your opinion. The survey emails will be going out through Feb. 11.  

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