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Thursday, March 26, 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 24, 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 20, 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 16, 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 11, 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 6, 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 5, 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….


Thursday, February 26, 2015
Batinick Files “Stephanie’s Law” to Close Sex Offender Loophole

Springfield, IL – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) has teamed up with Will, Kendall and DuPage County State’s Attorneys James Glasgow, Eric Weis and Robert Berlin to strengthen the state’s…


Monday, February 23, 2015
Rep. Batinick Launches Online Constituent Survey

PLAINFIELD – State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is providing a new resource for local constituents to submit feedback on current legislative issues by announcing the launch of his 2015 online…


Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Rep. Batinick: An Honest Look at the State Budget

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) released the following statement in reaction to Governor Rauner’s budget address delivered to a joint session of the General Assembly today.   “Today…