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Thursday, July 21, 2022
OP-ED: Illinois: A Potemkin Village of Ethics Reform

As indictments and sentences roll in at the federal courthouse in Chicago, our state faces a fresh round of disappointment in our elected officials. Yet in the past two years,…


Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Rep. Batinick to Introduce Bill Allowing Chicago Speed Camera Revenue to Pay Police and Firefighter Pensions

PLAINFIELD – Today Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) announced that he would be filing legislation to allow for the use of speed camera enforcement revenue to pay down the woefully underfunded…


Tuesday, July 19, 2022
The Batinick Blueprint: Education Reform

In addition to my other suggestions to help direct more funding into Illinois classrooms, I also believe we should make changes to the tax scholarship program. We need to increase…


Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Information on 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health (IDHS/DMH) was awarded a grant from Vibrant, operator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) to plan for the implementation of…


Friday, July 15, 2022
Batinick Files Legislation to Hold Consenting Parents Criminally Liable for Firearm Damages Perpetrated by Their Children with FOID Cards

PLAINFIELD – In response to mass shootings that occurred in New York, Texas, and most recently in Highland Park, State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) filed legislation to hold parents consenting…


Tuesday, July 12, 2022
The Batinick Blueprint: Business Climate Balance

Illinois has an unnecessarily hostile business environment that hurts growth. Recently, major companies like Caterpillar and Boeing announced they are leaving the state for Texas and Virginia, respectively. Not all…


Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Batinick Bulletin – Legislative News from Rep. Mark Batinick for July 2022

I hope you are all enjoying your summers! Last month, our state lost former Attorney General Jim Ryan. Widely respected by members of both parties, Ryan was mourned by elected…


Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Explore Illinois’ Outdoors!

While the 97th District is just outside America’s third largest city, Illinois has spectacular nature across our great state to explore this summer! From hiking to camping to hunting and…


Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Dangerous high temperatures and humidity across Illinois this week

From ReadyIllinois This week, Illinois will see abnormally high temperatures and humidity. To increase visibility on the dangers of extreme heat, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is offering tips…


Monday, June 13, 2022
Illinois One of More than Ten U.S. States Where Price of Motor Fuel Passes $5.00/Gallon; Democrats Block Action

The dismal news, already familiar to many motorists, was made official by the American Automobile Association (AAA) in their ongoing gas prices survey of the 50 states.  Other states with…