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President and Chief Executive Officer

Illinois Retail Merchants Association

Direct Phone: (217) ***-****       

Email: k***@***.org

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Illinois Retail Merchants Association

19 South Lasalle Street Suite 300

Chicago, Illinois 60603

United States

Company Description

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is one of the largest state retail organizations in the United States. IRMA is your statewide professional organization. No matter what your size or kind of store, IRMA can help protect your interests in state g ... more

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Background Information


Senior Vice President, Government and Member Relations
Previous News

Vice President for Government and Member Relations

Honorary Co-Chairman
The Chicago Coalition


MHA Illinois Lobbyist

S.B. 1

education reform

bachelor's degree

Political Science

Illinois State University

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Rob Karr At-Large Member

Illinois Retail Merchants Association

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Rob Karr is CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.

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Rob Karr with the Retail Merchants Association said in an effort to battle the illegal production of methamphetamine, there are already provisions to keep people from getting too much product, including putting the medicine behind the pharmacy counter.

"You have to go show an ID, you have to sign for it and there's specific limits on what you can buy, so there's already hurdles that consumers have to cross to get this cold and allergy medicine," Karr said.
Oregon and Mississippi have laws requiring a doctor's prescription for consumers to get pseudoephedrine and Karr said there have been similar unsuccessful attempts in Illinois.
Requiring a prescription from a doctor would put not only more burden and cost on the consumer seeking relief, but also on doctors, Karr said.
"The kind of doctors that you would likely be impacting here, which are general practice or family physicians, I haven't met one that thinks they're underworked," Karr said.

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Rob Karr Illinois Retail Merchants Association Phone Extension: 217-544-1003 Email:

Rob started with the MHA in January of 1994.
Brief Background: Rob began representing the Midwest Hardware Association and its membership in Illinois on January 3, 1994. Prior to that, he was active in politics throughout the state of Illinois.
Rob is married with three children and a graduate of Illinois State University.
Hobbies and Interests: Rob enjoys church, family, and sports.

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