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Monday, April 20, 2015
Rep. Batinick Files Resolution to Create Task Force Aimed at Higher Education Affordability

Springfield, IL – In an effort to combat the high financial responsibility beset upon those who wish to gain a higher education in Illinois, State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) filed…


Friday, April 17, 2015
Stepping Up For Tornado Relief

By Rep. Mark Batinick – State Representative, 97th District On April 9, northern Illinois experienced severe weather that has communities across the state coming together in an effort to help…


Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Herald News: Law Enforcement: Early Childhood Education Key in Crime Prevention

By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS – lleonecross@shawmedia.com PLAINFIELD — Early education funding cuts now will cost more in crime down the line, law enforcement leaders said Monday. “We’re not going to be…


Monday, April 13, 2015
Young Hearts for Life Can Save Lives

By Rep. Mark Batinick – State Representative, 97th District Each week, sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more than 60 young adults in the United States. This tragedy hit us…


Thursday, April 2, 2015
Attention Employers!

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…