ANA-Illinois is proud of the work we do in Springfield. In 2015, we collaborated with the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing to form the Illinois Nurses Grassroots Coalition. We are proud of this collaboration and believe it makes us stronger as a profession and as an association. It takes a village, as they say, and that is true for changing policy in Springfield. The report below is designed to inform the nurses of Illinois of the vital work done by RNs and APRNs within our coalition.