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Friday, September 16, 2022
Repeal the SAFE-T Act

During the final hours of the 2021 lame duck session of the 101st General Assembly in January 2021, Illinois Democrats rammed through anti-police, pro-criminal legislation under the cover of darkness….


Thursday, September 15, 2022
Fall Near the 97th District

Hickory Creek Brewing Company – New Lenox A retired engineer brought his brewing hobby out of an old milk house and into a storefront in New Lenox. Try inaugural brews,…


Monday, September 12, 2022
Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability Reports on August Revenue

The numbers are contained in CGFA’s “Monthly Briefing” for August 2022. They reflect continued State revenue growth for the month. In August, total general funds were up by more than…


Thursday, September 1, 2022
Batinick Bulletin – Legislative News from Rep. Mark Batinick for September 2022

Welcome back to school! I hope everybody had terrific summers and are enjoying the new school year. In theme with our return to school, September is National Library Card Sign-Up…


Monday, August 15, 2022
The Batinick Blueprint: Citizen Recall

I filed House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 4 (HJRCA 4) to create a recall process for any elected official in Illinois. Under the proposal, the hurdles to recall an elected…


Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Rep. Batinick & Comedian Pat McGann Come Together to Tell Governor Pritzker: “Tear Down This Sign!”

PLAINFIELD – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and Chicago comedian Pat McGann joined together to discuss Rep. Batinick’s House Resolution 891. HR 891 calls for the Illinois Department of Transportation…


Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Batinick Bulletin – Legislative News from Rep. Mark Batinick for August 2022

I hope this update finds you well as we enjoy the last weeks of summer. We continue to keep the people and community of Highland Park in our prayers following…


Tuesday, August 2, 2022
The Batinick Blueprint: Modernization of Government

Modernization of government is a glaring weakness for Illinois. Unfortunately, our government is stuck in the 1950s. It must change. The saddest of recent examples is the Illinois Department of…


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…