Why Join the Illinois Vehicle Repair Association (IVRA)?

To Get Help with Unclaimed or Abandoned Vehicles!

In 2009, the Illinois Secretary of State Director of Vehicle Services, Ernie Dannenberger and the Executive Inspector General, Nathan Maddox created a list of new rules which negatively effected thousands of Illinois repair and auto service facilities when it comes to unclaimed or abandoned vehicles. These rules were never published as required by the Illinois Administrative Code. This is a violation of:

  • Chapter 5 ILCS
  • Illinois Administrative Procedure Act

IVRA was started to protect the industry from abusive and bully-type administrators who violate Illinois laws.

Since 2009 our industry has been devastated by policy changes within the Secretary of State’s office by their handling of Mechanic’s Lien which we believe to be in violation of Illinois law.

We have tried repeatedly to get them to change their policy, but to no avail. Because the Secretary of State’s unfair policies impact everyone in the car service and repair business, as well as my livelihood, I believe a more effective way to get the situation corrected is to tackle it from the perspective of a statewide organization rather than just one individual.

This is precisely why we have formed the Illinois Vehicle Repair Association (IVRA): to facilitate the process by which Illinois auto repair and service shops can obtain titles for unclaimed vehicles ... and we need your support.

With your help and that of other auto repair mechanics and service professionals, we plan to retain the services of lobbyist Margaret Vaughn, who has an impressive track record of having passed over 90 laws at the Statehouse in her 20 years in business. She has represented a diverse client base including Illinois Roofing Contractors Association, the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Contractors, Illinois Firefighters Association and Illinois State Dental Society, to name a few. Prior to becoming a lobbyist, Ms. Vaughn has served on the staffs of the Senate, President and House Minority Leader. You can learn more about her background on her website at www.margaretvaughnconsulting.com.

A new legislative session started in January that included 40 freshman legislators recently sworn into the Statehouse. In order to reverse this legislation it is imperative that we have an experienced lobbyist and advocate who can bring our cause to the attention of both new and existing legislators across the state.

It is only with their help in shepherding our legislation through the Statehouse that we can hope to reverse existing policy and the negative impact it has had on thousands of businesses, their employees and families across the state.

Your membership and financial support will enable us to marshal the resources we need to bring about new legislation that will help auto and truck repair facilities throughout Illinois, as well as help preserve the continued employment of their employees.

You can also help by using your website, blog or Facebook page to link to www.ivra.us and bring attention to our cause.

PLEASE support your industry and the cause we share by downloading our Member Signup Form and sending it back to us.

If you feel your company has in any way been abused or negatively impacted by the new Mechanics Lien policies instituted by the Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Service Department, please email us (info@ivra.us) or mail details of your situation to:

Illinois Vehicle Repair Association
P.O. Box 5413
Woodridge, IL 60517

Thank you for your help and support!
Marion J. Weglarz, President
Illinois Vehicle Repair Association (IVRA)
Title Services of Illinois, Owner


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