Illinois

With a strong and growing coalition in Illinois for more than 5 years, the USGLC works to educate and engage policymakers and community leaders on why investments in development and diplomacy help keep America safe and strengthen Illinois’s economy.

The USGLC’s Illinois Advisory Committee brings together more than 130 business, faith, non-profit, and political leaders who understand how American global leadership matters for Illinois. We’re also proud of Illinois’s Veterans for Smart Power – part of a nationwide network of 30,000 veterans.

  • Advancing Chicago as a leading global city.

    John Hewko

    General Secretary and CEO, Rotary International

Top Facts

In 2020, Illinois exported
$53.5 billion
in goods to foreign markets.

In Illinois,
1,591,200 jobs (20.00%)
are supported by trade.

In 2018-2019,
10,547 students
in Illinois studied abroad.

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Advisory Committee

Stories from Illinois

What They’re Saying in the Heartland

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Bridging the Gap for Refugees

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Soybean Growers Staying Strong During the COVID Pandemic

Illinois

Nearly every industry has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and soybean farmers are not excluded.

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News & Press Related to Illinois

June 02, 2021

USGLC Virtual Town Hall with Rep. Jan Schakowsky Highlights How Investments in America’s Global Leadership Combat COVID-19 and Support Local Health, Economy, and National Security

Illinois

May 06, 2021

USGLC Virtual Town Hall with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi Highlights How Investments in America’s Global Leadership Combat COVID-19, Support Local Health, Economy, and National Security

Illinois

April 14, 2021

USGLC Virtual Town Hall with Rep. Cheri Bustos Highlights How Investing in America’s Global Leadership Is a Win for Illinois’ Health, Economy, and National Security

Illinois

February 05, 2021

Virtual Roundtable Recap: Global Partnerships, Local Impact in Rockford, IL

Illinois

January 22, 2021

USGLC Launches Next Gen Global Leaders Network and Welcomes Nearly 100 Young Professionals to the 2021 Inaugural Class

Illinois

September 23, 2020

Rep. Darin LaHood to Local Leaders: Global Health, Foreign Assistance Critical to Fighting Pandemic, Protecting Americans

Illinois

Past Events

2021 USGLC Heartland Summit

September 28, 2021 12:00 pm ET

Virtual Heartland Summit

A Roadmap for Global Leadership with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

June 2, 2021 12:00 pm CT

Virtual Town Hall

Featured Speaker

Representative Jan Schakowsky

U.S. House of Representatives

A Roadmap for Global Leadership with Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

May 6, 2021 9:00 am CT

Virtual Town Hall

Featured Speaker

Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi

U.S. House of Representatives

A Roadmap for Global Leadership with Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

April 14, 2021 1:00 pm CT

Virtual Town Hall

Featured Speaker

Representative Cheri Bustos

U.S. House of Representatives

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Eric Moorer

Ohio Valley Outreach Manager