Message heard. A fire sprinkler mandate is a bad idea.

Thank you to the thousands of Illinois REALTOR® members who answered IAR’s call for action and lobbied lawmakers to oppose a statewide fire sprinkler mandate. Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis on Friday withdrew a proposal with a state legislative panel  that would mandate the installation of fire sprinklers in new homes and older high-rise residential buildings.

With nudge from Quinn, fire marshal drops demand that older high-rises get sprinklers – Chicago Sun-Times

State fire marshal withdraws sprinkler mandate proposal – Rockford Register Star

State fire marshall backs down – Capitol Fax

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About Kara Kienzler

Kara Kienzler is Webmaster/Communications Coordinator for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR). She serves as Webmaster for the IAR websites including and She is responsible for the design, layout, printing and online strategy of IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine, e-newsletters and other publications, and assists with new releases, issues research, surveys and speechwriting. She also plans and develops content for the IAR blog at and coordinates the Illinois REALTOR® magazine Twitter account content at ILREALTORmag. She coordinates the Leadership Directory and serves as co-liaison to the Illinois Young Professionals Network.

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