Press Room

Press room for Illinois State Representative Mark Batinick.

Press Releases
Republicans Demand Speaker Madigan’s Resignation
December 3rd, 2019
Batinick Favors Pension Reform Effort
November 14th, 2019
Republican Lawmakers Take Aim at Conflict of Interest for Illinois State Board of Elections
November 13th, 2019
Batinick Statement: Arroyo Resignation
November 1st, 2019
Batinick Backs Red Light Camera Ban
October 30th, 2019
Batinick Supports Bill to Reject Automatic Pay Increase
October 29th, 2019
Batinick Renews Call for Tougher Ethics Laws
October 28th, 2019
Batinick Hosting Health Insurance & Wellness Fair
October 22nd, 2019
Batinick Supports Stronger Ethics Laws Through Task Force
October 16th, 2019
Batinick Hosting Free FAFSA Workshop
September 27th, 2019
Bill to Expand Mammogram Screenings Signed into Law
August 27th, 2019
Teacher Minimum Wage Signed into Law
August 23rd, 2019
New Law Requires Written Notice for Automatic Contract Renewals
August 19th, 2019
Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Signed into Law
August 9th, 2019
Statute of Limitations Removed for Criminal Sexual Assault Cases
August 1st, 2019
Governor Signs Legislation to Support Scott’s Law
July 30th, 2019
Batinick to host Free Senior Fair July 25th
July 8th, 2019
Batinick’s Statement on The Reproductive Health Act
June 12th, 2019
Batinick Gives Adjournment Statement
June 1st, 2019
Batinick Opposed to New Tax Rates
May 31st, 2019
Batinick’s Children’s Safety Expo Set for June 22nd
May 30th, 2019
Batinick Votes Against Tax Hike
May 27th, 2019
Unanimous Republican Opposition to Pritzker’s Unfair Tax
February 27th, 2019
Batinick’s 2019 Legislative Agenda
February 22nd, 2019
Batinick: Pension Problem Remains Fixture in 2019 State Budget
February 20th, 2019
Batinick Opposes Minimum Wage Increase for Illinois
February 15th, 2019
Batinick Named Spokesperson for Personnel and Pensions
February 5th, 2019
Batinick Opposes Democrats’ House Rules
February 1st, 2019
Batinick Named House GOP Floor Leader
January 16th, 2019
Batinick Begins Third Term in Illinois House
January 9th, 2019
Batinick to host free financial aid workshop for college students October 16
October 1st, 2018
Batinick announces upcoming Rachel’s Challenge kindness initiative in Plainfield schools
September 5th, 2018
Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission signed into law in Plainfield
July 31st, 2018
Batinick to host free senior resource fair in Plainfield
June 26th, 2018
Batinick lauds positive comments from Moody’s about pension reform in Illinois budget
June 12th, 2018
Batinick recognizes Route 66 – Lincoln Highway legendary intersection art contest finalists
June 6th, 2018
Representatives Batinick, Welter to Host Jobs Fair June 22
June 5th, 2018
“Batinick buyout” pension reform to become law
May 31st, 2018
Batinick to host Children’s Safety Expo
May 25th, 2018
Batinick to host free ID theft prevention seminar May 24
May 3rd, 2018
Batinick announces Plainfield legendary intersection logo art contest
March 22nd, 2018
Batinick expresses support for immediate start to I-55 managed lane project
January 22nd, 2018
Batinick introduces legislation to save taxpayer dollars on state vehicle maintenance
January 3rd, 2018
Get Covered Illinois tour to stop in Plainfield December 1
November 28th, 2017
Batinick Responds to Governor’s Signing of House Bill 40
September 29th, 2017
Batinick to Host College Financial Aid and FAFSA Workshop in Plainfield October 3rd
September 21st, 2017
New Adult Redeployment Opportunity
September 19th, 2017
Moody’s Calls out Illinois for Lack of School Funding; Rep. Batinick Urges Quick Passage of HB 4085
August 17th, 2017
Batinick Bill Would Fund K-12 Education, Ensure all Illinois Schools Open on-time
August 16th, 2017
Rep. Batinick, Troy Township to Host Women’s Self-Defense Class in Shorewood
August 7th, 2017
Rep. Batinick to Host Senior Health Fair in Plainfield
July 11th, 2017
Rep. Batinick: Illinois Should Pass a Two-Year Budget
June 16th, 2017
Representatives Batinick, Welter to Host Jobs Fair June 23
June 12th, 2017
Kids Fair, Jobs Fair, & Offering Solutions to the State’s Challenges
June 7th, 2017
Rep. Mark Batinick’s Children’s Health & Safety Expo Set for June 17
June 1st, 2017
Rep. Batinick: How to close $2B of the 2018 Budget Shortfall
April 25th, 2017
Rep. Batinick: I’m Not Supporting Non-Essential Bills Until Illinois has a Budget
April 24th, 2017
In the News: Illinois Lawmaker Floats Bill to Ban Taxpayer-Funded Commencement Speakers
April 14th, 2017
Serving Illinois Seniors in a New, More Cost-Efficient Way
March 30th, 2017
Batinick, Skillicorn File Legislation to Give Comptroller Greater Discretion Following Court Ruling on Legislator Pay
March 24th, 2017
Local Residents Turn Out for Identity Theft Seminar in Shorewood
March 22nd, 2017
Batinick on Budget: Keep it Simple, State
March 13th, 2017
Rep. Batinick to Host Seminar on Identity Theft March 21st
February 28th, 2017
Will, Kendall County Residents Encouraged to Make their Voice Heard on State Issues
February 23rd, 2017
Lawmaker Wants Budget Talks to Start at Spending Restraint, not New Taxes
February 10th, 2017
Batinick to Serve as Taxpayer Watchdog on Legislative Audit Commission
February 3rd, 2017
Batinick Unveils Outline for “1-2-3” State Budget Solution
January 30th, 2017
Paid Internship Opportunities for Local Juniors, Seniors
January 26th, 2017
Rep. Batinick Advances Bill to Enact Property Tax Freeze
January 9th, 2017
26 New Laws that go into Effect on January 1st
January 1st, 2017
House and Senate GOP Legislators Call on Comptroller Mendoza to Defend “No Budget No Pay”
December 21st, 2016
Plainfield Park District Celebrates 50 Years
December 12th, 2016
Rep. Batinick, Bipartisan Group of Legislators Advance Bill to Oppose “Lame Duck” Tax Increase
November 30th, 2016
Rep. Mark Batinick will Host a Seminar on Identity Theft December 8
November 21st, 2016
Rep. Mark Batinick Rides Combine Harvester with Local Farmer
October 18th, 2016
IDOT Evaluating I-55 Improvements at Airport Road/Lockport Street and at IL 126/Essington Road
October 14th, 2016
Rep. Mark Batinick Prepares Bill to Streamline Election Day Voter Registration
September 28th, 2016
Rep. Mark Batinick Again Sends 30% of District Office Budget Back to the State
September 16th, 2016
Rep. Mark Batinick Announces IDOT Road Improvement Pre-Construction Meeting
September 13th, 2016
Rep. Mark Batinick Supports Comptroller Leslie Munger’s Call to Motivate Legislators
August 17th, 2016
Rep. Mark Batinick’s Bill to Honor Illinois’ Fallen Soldiers Signed into Law on Veterans Day at the State Fair
August 15th, 2016
Rep. Mark Batinick Supports State Board of Elections’ Inquiry Concerning Campaign Expenditures of Auditor General Frank Mautino
July 27th, 2016
Rep. Mark Batinick to Host Another Self-Defense Course on Tuesday, July 19
July 6th, 2016
Rep. Batinick Announces 3 Summer Fairs
June 6th, 2016
Rep. Mark Batinick Demands that Auditor General Mautino Take Unpaid Leave of Absence
June 2nd, 2016
Rep. Batinick Passes Resolution to Bring Local Businesses further into State Projects through Reverse Auctions
May 19th, 2016
Rep. Batinick Votes for Vital Funds to Social Services
May 12th, 2016
Rep. Batinick, Lawmakers: Auditor General Needs to Stop Stalling on Months-old Campaign Expense and Reporting Questions
May 5th, 2016
Rep. Batinick Discusses Legislative Process with Oswego East Students
April 26th, 2016
Halt Legislators’ Pay Until a Budget is Passed – Sign the Petition!
April 18th, 2016
Attention All Employers! Sign-up for Jobs Fair on June 25
April 15th, 2016
Rep. Mark Batinick Passes Bill through House to Honor Illinois’ Fallen Soldiers
April 13th, 2016
Open Letter to All Illinois State Representatives and Senators
April 12th, 2016
PJWC to Host Anti-Sex Trafficking Seminar April 19
April 11th, 2016
Illinois EPA Starts Sending Vehicle Emission Test Reminders Again
April 7th, 2016
Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Leaves Rep. Batinick’s Pension Proposal the Most Viable
March 24th, 2016
Comptroller Urges Taxpayers to Register for Illinois Tax Refund Alert System
March 11th, 2016
Rep. Batinick Completes Self-Defense Courses to Empower its Participants
February 26th, 2016
Rep. Batinick Stands with Governor’s Call for Budgetary Action
February 18th, 2016
Rep. Batinick on President Obama’s Address to the Illinois General Assembly
February 11th, 2016
Rep. Batinick to Host Self-Defense Class in Shorewood
January 29th, 2016
Batinick Bulletin – Year in Review
January 25th, 2016
Rep. Batinick to Host Self-Defense Class in Oswego
January 22nd, 2016
Self-Defense Class by Women’s Issues Committee for Plainfield Junior Women’s Club
January 20th, 2016
Rep. Batinick Files Recall Amendment to Illinois Constitution
January 7th, 2016
Task Force on Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates – Final Report
January 4th, 2016
237 New Laws to Take Effect January 1
December 30th, 2015
Task Force on Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates
December 18th, 2015
Over 100 Seniors Attended the Holiday Luncheon at Plainfield FD Training Center
December 14th, 2015
Plainfield Fire District Community Blood Drive – Saturday, December 12
December 9th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Opposes Taxing Illinois’ Retirees
December 3rd, 2015
The Batinick Bulletin: November
November 19th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Joins Constituent’s Fight for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
November 12th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Joins AT&T in Donation to Shorewood Lions Club
November 5th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Launches Website “Ideas for Illinois”
October 27th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Joins Oswego CUSD 308 in Initiating Young Hearts 4 Life Program, Selects Program to Receive $1,000 Donation from AT&T
October 7th, 2015
New, Three-Option Pension Plan Could be Win-Win for Workers and Taxpayers, Says Rep. Batinick
September 28th, 2015
Week In Review: September 25
September 25th, 2015
The Enterprise: Batinick Says HR 752 would Alleviate Pension Obligations
September 22nd, 2015
Rep. Batinick: Buyout Option Key to Pension Reform
September 10th, 2015
Week In Review: August 14
August 14th, 2015
The Herald-News: Joliet Area Democratic State Legislators Skip Plainfield Rep. Batinick’s Public Meeting
August 11th, 2015
Week In Review: August 7
August 7th, 2015
Rep. Mark Batinick Supports Measure to Provide Federal Funds to Social Services
August 4th, 2015
Rep. Batinick to Have Second Public Discussion on State Budget August 10
August 3rd, 2015
Rep. Batinick, Anthony Jobs Fair Set for August 5
July 27th, 2015
Week In Review: July 24
July 24th, 2015
CBS Local: Rauner Blasts Madigan for Lawmaker Pay Hike Amid Budget
July 22nd, 2015
Rep. Batinick Calls for Public Discussion with Local House and Senate Democrats
July 14th, 2015
Rep. Batinick to Host Senior Health Fair in Oswego
July 14th, 2015
Rep. Mark Batinick Sends 30% of District Budget Back to the State
July 8th, 2015
Week In Review: July 2
July 2nd, 2015
Week In Review: June 26
June 26th, 2015
Rep. Mark Batinick Co-Sponsors House Resolution to Withhold Legislators’ Pay if Budget Impasse Continues
June 15th, 2015
Mark Your Calendars: Jobs Fair Set for August 5
June 15th, 2015
Wireless Phones and the National Do-Not-Call List
June 12th, 2015
Rep. Mark Batinick’s Kids Fair Set for June 20
June 9th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Offers Summer Reading Club for Local K – 6th Students
June 1st, 2015
Week In Review: May 29
May 30th, 2015
Rep. Batinick: AP College Credit Bill Heads to Governor
May 28th, 2015
Rep. Batinick: Overdrawn Budget Falls Short on College Affordability; Ignores Reforms Needed to Spur Job Growth
May 26th, 2015
Week In Review: May 22
May 22nd, 2015
GOP Freshmen View: Springfield’s Divisive Political Environment Adds to Term Limit Argument
May 20th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Files Bill to Save Public Universities $100 Million
May 19th, 2015
Week In Review: May 15
May 15th, 2015
Trick Bag. No Property Tax Relief in Sight
May 15th, 2015
Rep. Batinick: House Committee of the Whole Verifies Need for Workers’ Compensation Reform in Illinois
May 11th, 2015
Week In Review: May 8
May 8th, 2015
Rep. Batinick: House Democrats do an “End Run” Around the Budget Process
May 6th, 2015
Week In Review: May 1
May 1st, 2015
Rep. Batinick: Governor Puts Priorities in Right Place with Restoration of Social Service Grants
April 30th, 2015
Batinick Joins Legislative Group Representing Small Business Community
April 27th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Files Resolution to Create Task Force Aimed at Higher Education Affordability
April 20th, 2015
Stepping Up For Tornado Relief
April 17th, 2015
The Herald News: Law Enforcement: Early Childhood Education Key in Crime Prevention
April 14th, 2015
Young Hearts for Life Can Save Lives
April 13th, 2015
House Adopts Emergency Budget, Rep. Batinick Votes to Protect Child Care, Funding for Disabled, Mental Health
March 24th, 2015
Bridging the Divide on Workers’ Comp Reform
March 20th, 2015
Navigating the Maze of Government
March 16th, 2015
Reboot Illinois: House Republicans Call for “Full Compliance Audit” After Report that College of DuPage Administrators Enjoyed Fancy Meals on Taxpayers’ Dime
March 11th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Reaction to Newly Exposed COD Waste
March 6th, 2015
SJ-R: Rep. Mark Batinick: Illinois Can Find Savings in Workers’ Comp Reforms
March 5th, 2015
Batinick Files “Stephanie’s Law” to Close Sex Offender Loophole
February 26th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Launches Online Constituent Survey
February 23rd, 2015
Rep. Batinick: An Honest Look at the State Budget
February 18th, 2015
Rep. Batinick: Worker’s Comp Reform a Top Priority
February 4th, 2015
Area House Republicans Look to Curb “Golden Parachutes”
February 3rd, 2015
Batinick Earns Spot on Veterans’ Affairs, Business Panels
February 2nd, 2015
Batinick to Return 11% of District Office Budget to State
January 26th, 2015
Batinick Refuses Pension as First Order of Business
January 23rd, 2015
Batinick Sworn in as Representative of the 97th House District Replacing Former House Republican Leader Rep. Tom Cross
January 23rd, 2015