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Monday, August 19, 2019
New Law Requires Written Notice for Automatic Contract Renewals

PLAINFIELD—State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) sponsored legislation that will provide more disclosure to school districts on auto-renewing contracts.  The legislation, SB1630, was signed by the Governor on Friday August 16th….


Friday, August 9, 2019
Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Signed into Law

PLAINFIELD—Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation to require hotels and casinos to adopt anti-sexual harassment policies to improve workplace safety for employees. State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was a co-sponsor…


Thursday, August 1, 2019
Statute of Limitations Removed for Criminal Sexual Assault Cases

PLAINFIELD—Governor JB Pritzker recently signed legislation into law that would remove the statute of limitations for prosecuting crimes of sexual violence in Illinois.  The bill, HB2135, provides that prosecution for…


Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Governor Signs Legislation to Support Scott’s Law

PLAINFIELD—Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law legislation that will enforce and improve Scott’s Law.  The bill, SB2038, will help educate drivers on their responsibilities, which include slowing down and…


Monday, July 29, 2019
REAL ID: What You Need to Know

Illinois is issuing “REAL ID’s” in accordance with federal guidelines, which are aimed at making identification cards more secure after 9/11.  After October 1st, 2020 only REAL ID’s will be…


Thursday, July 11, 2019
End of Session Newsletter

This year I returned to Springfield to represent Illinois’ 97th District to continue fighting to create job growth, advocating for efficient government, and opposing tax increases.  As the first year…


Monday, July 8, 2019
Batinick to host Free Senior Fair July 25th

Plainfield—State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is hosting a senior fair on Thursday, July 25th.  The event will be held at St. Mary’s Immaculate Church in Plainfield, 15629 South IL-59, from…


Tuesday, July 2, 2019
A Guide to Celebrating the Fourth of July in the 97th District

There are many different events happening around State Representative Mark Batinick’s 97th District to properly honor independence day.  The following communities have great events planned to celebrate the Fourth of…


Friday, June 21, 2019
Pension Buyout Program Successful in Illinois

In a recent news article, Governor Pritzker discussed the success of the pension buyout program that has been available to retirees for the last year.  This is a pension reform…


Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Rep. Batinick’s Upcoming Summer Events

State Representative Mark Batinick is looking forward to meeting constituents around the 97th District this summer.  There are some great free events available for area residents.  Below are a few…