The Prairie Group brings an in-depth knowledge of all Chicago, Cook County, Collar Counties and State governmental agencies, boards and legislative bodies to support clients in a wide array of government relations services. Based on decades of experience, we know how to navigate the complexities of government affairs to deliver pragmatic, cost effective results to clients.

I have known Fred for nearly 40 years… he has mastered the legislative process on all levels - - city, state and federal. Highly respected in government, Fred and his team are unmatched in representing their clients.”

The Honorable Edward M. Burke

Alderman and Chairman of the Committee on Finance

Our approach to government relations is unique among lobbying firms:

In advising clients on how to formulate and achieve specific government relations objectives, our overriding goal is to enhance their reputation with public sector decision makers and the communities and marketplaces in which they serve. We begin each engagement by helping clients define their objectives and then advise them on how to align their products or services with relevant governmental goals to achieve success.

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Pursuing governmental approvals or resources that may be accessible to clients requires careful analysis of regulatory and legislative issues to ensure that clients are well prepared to participate in the public approval process. The Prairie Group insists on providing accurate and credible information to key elected officials and their staffs, and works to build coalitions with interest groups that share common objectives with clients.

As registered lobbyists, The Prairie Group represents their clients in Springfield, City of Chicago and Cook County. They have also worked on complex lab issues with large federal agencies, such as U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We have worked on critical Certificate of Need (CON) projects with the State of Illinois.

Our job: Connect the complex proverbial dots for our clients, prepare our clients for any situation, any challenge and insist on providing accurate, relevant and credible information to elected officials and other decision-makers on behalf of our clients.