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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Batinick Blasts Black Caucus’ Public Safety Overhaul

SPRINGFIELD—In the final minutes of the 101st General Assembly, the Illinois Black Caucus’ police reform legislation, Amendment 2 to House Bill 3653, narrowly passed by a 50-60 vote margin.  State Representative…


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Batinick Sworn in as State Rep for 97th District

SPRINGFIELD—State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was sworn into office today to continue serving the 97th Legislative District in the 102nd General Assembly. Representative Batinick will not only be starting his…


Monday, January 11, 2021
Batinick Votes ‘No’ on Corrupt, Wasteful School Funding Measure

SPRINGFIELD—Tonight, lawmakers in the Bank of Springfield Center debated a new education funding bill, Senate Amendment 3 to House Bill 2170, that increases unfunded mandates on local school districts, heightens…


Wednesday, December 23, 2020
PODCAST: The Roadblock to Illinois’ Ethics Reform

State Representatives Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) recorded a podcast discussing the urgent need for ethics reform in Illinois–and how it is intricately tied to all other issues…


Friday, December 18, 2020
PETITION: Power to the People

The people of Illinois have had to put up with corruption in government for far too long. Adding new, strong recall provisions to the state constitution will help return some…


Thursday, December 17, 2020
OpEd: Power to the People

For too long, the Illinois political class has been unable or unwilling to clean up corruption in government. All too often, the people have felt powerless to do anything about…


Monday, December 14, 2020
Batinick Pushes Recall Proposals in Light of SIC Ruling

PLAINFIELD—Today the House Special Investigating Committee abruptly adjourned, ending their probe into House Speaker Mike Madigan’s involvement in the ComEd bribery scandal. After three meetings, the Democrat led committee failed…


Thursday, December 10, 2020
VIDEO: Batinick Discusses Recall Proposal

Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) recently proposed a recall system for elected officials and the Speaker of the House, Senate President and Auditor General. The Representative is in the process of…


Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Barickman, Batinick Propose Recall System for Speaker, Public Officials

ZOOM, IL—With the ongoing revelations of corruption involving embattled House Speaker Mike Madigan, State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) today proposed a recall system for elected…


Thursday, November 19, 2020
BATINICK: MADIGAN MUST GO

PLAINFIELD–The US Attorney’s Office has announced charges against four of House Speaker Mike Madigan’s allies, naming lobbyist Michael McClain, ex-ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd lobbyist John Hooker, and former City…