Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Welcomes Consul General of Israel

Rep. Batinick welcomed Mr. Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, as a special guest in the Illinois House of Representatives today. Consul General Gilad addressed the House…

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
House Adopts Emergency Budget, Rep. Batinick Votes to Protect Child Care, Funding for Disabled, Mental Health

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House of Representatives voted 69-48 on Tuesday to approve an Emergency Budget Bill (HB 318) to close a $1.6 Billion funding shortfall for the current FY…

Friday, March 20th, 2015
Bridging the Divide on Workers’ Comp Reform

In his March 11 commentary, “Insurance industry profits from workers’ comp reforms”, Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan raises an issue entirely unrelated to my column of March 5 on the…

Monday, March 16th, 2015
Navigating the Maze of Government

Ever wonder who to contact when you have a question or concern relating to the government?   Before picking up the phone or sitting down in front of the computer…

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Reboot Illinois: House Republicans Call for “Full Compliance Audit” After Report that College of DuPage Administrators Enjoyed Fancy Meals on Taxpayers’ Dime

Six Illinois lawmakers issued still more criticism of the College of DuPage March 6, saying a report that taxpayers were on the hook for college administrators’ fancy meals was an example of…

Friday, March 6th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Reaction to Newly Exposed COD Waste

In reaction to today’s Chicago Tribune report, Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), who just last month sought to advance a package of legislation aimed squarely at a $750K severance buyout that…

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
SJ-R: Rep. Mark Batinick: Illinois Can Find Savings in Workers’ Comp Reforms

Unless you are a business owner or have been injured on the job, you may not be familiar with the workers’ compensation system in Illinois or how it affects your pocketbook….