Monday, January 11, 2021
Batinick Votes ‘No’ on Corrupt, Wasteful School Funding Measure

SPRINGFIELD—Tonight, lawmakers in the Bank of Springfield Center debated a new education funding bill, Senate Amendment 3 to House Bill 2170, that increases unfunded mandates on local school districts, heightens…

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
PODCAST: The Roadblock to Illinois’ Ethics Reform

State Representatives Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) recorded a podcast discussing the urgent need for ethics reform in Illinois–and how it is intricately tied to all other issues…

Friday, December 18, 2020
PETITION: Power to the People

The people of Illinois have had to put up with corruption in government for far too long. Adding new, strong recall provisions to the state constitution will help return some…

Thursday, December 17, 2020
OpEd: Power to the People

For too long, the Illinois political class has been unable or unwilling to clean up corruption in government. All too often, the people have felt powerless to do anything about…

Monday, December 14, 2020
Batinick Pushes Recall Proposals in Light of SIC Ruling

PLAINFIELD—Today the House Special Investigating Committee abruptly adjourned, ending their probe into House Speaker Mike Madigan’s involvement in the ComEd bribery scandal. After three meetings, the Democrat led committee failed…

Thursday, December 10, 2020
VIDEO: Batinick Discusses Recall Proposal

Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) recently proposed a recall system for elected officials and the Speaker of the House, Senate President and Auditor General. The Representative is in the process of…

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Barickman, Batinick Propose Recall System for Speaker, Public Officials

ZOOM, IL—With the ongoing revelations of corruption involving embattled House Speaker Mike Madigan, State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) today proposed a recall system for elected…

Thursday, November 19, 2020

PLAINFIELD–The US Attorney’s Office has announced charges against four of House Speaker Mike Madigan’s allies, naming lobbyist Michael McClain, ex-ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd lobbyist John Hooker, and former City…

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Rep. Mark Batinick Reacts to Cancellation of Fall Veto Session

On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Mike Madigan’s Chief of Staff announced the fall veto session is canceled due to concerns over COVID-19 and  the proximity to the upcoming holidays….

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Rep. Batinick, House Republicans Demand House Democrats Stand up to Madigan, Corruption

Illinois House Republican caucus members held a Zoom press conference on Tuesday to demand their Democrat counterparts in the House stand up and speak out against the continued reign of…