The ILHIA is working on revising and lobbying for passage of Illinois SB 2298, the "Industrial Hemp Act" of 2018.
A similar bill was introduced and passed in 2017. However, it was the medical cannabis industry that shot-down the bill as they want to have CBD within their program, rather than with hemp licensing. This of course would hamper the efforts within the state. The chapter members have been getting behind contacting their respective state senators to get them to back the bill, as it will allow farmers the ability to become licensed.