Legislative News from Rep. Mark Batinick

THIS SATURDAY: Upcoming Recycling & Shredding Event in Shorewood

This month, I am hosting a Recycle & Shredding Event in Shorewood at Holy Family Church! Celebrate the week of Earth Day at our recycle event this Saturday, April 24th from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. I am pleased to join forces with the American Legion Post 13, the Shorewood Police Department, Paper Tiger, Working Bikes, and the Will County Habitat for Humanity this weekend.

Learn more and find acceptable and non-acceptable items online here.

Rep. Batinick Discusses Urgent Need for Reforms with Reps. Elik and Welter

Last week, I joined Reps. Amy Elik (R-Fosterburg) and David Welter (R-Morris) in Springfield to address the lack of significant reforms from over 600 bills passed out of committee. There is an over-arching, yet constantly ignored need for change and reform in Illinois. We saw it in November when voters overwhelmingly said stop trying to raise taxes to fix the problems the General Assembly created. We also see it when our family and friends continue to leave Illinois for states with more opportunity and honest government.

While over 600 bills were approved out of committees and sent to the Illinois House floor for last week’s floor debate, nothing contained substantive reforms we need to take to move forward as a state. We need to see action on legislation for fiscal, ethics, and pension reforms that will get Illinois back on track.

Watch the full press conference online here.

Illinois House Returns to Session in Springfield

I returned to Springfield for session this week, where I passed my bill, HB343. This legislation would move back the time a school days begins in the Illinois Vehicle Code from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. You can see all the bills I introduced and am co-sponsoring online here.

Reimagine Illinois Town Hall with Rep. Tom Bennett and Rep. Dan Ugaste

Last month, I participated in a Facebook Live Town Hall with Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) and Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) on Reimagine Illinois. Reimagine Illinois is the House Republicans’ platform to build a better Illinois. During this town hall, I focused on one of the four pillars of Reimagine Illinois: Ending the Culture of Corruption. Learn more about this pillar here. You can also view the full town hall on Facebook here.

COVID-19 Updates

Illinois is in Phase 2 for COVID-19 vaccines. This includes all individuals ages 16+. Will County is in Phase 2 and Kendall County opened eligibility to individuals who live/work in Kendall County.

You can find more information on the COVID-19 vaccine for Will County here and Kendall County here. You can also find vaccination locations online here or by calling (833) 621-1284 to schedule an appointment near you.