Senators in the News

  • Week of 09/19/2022

    Posted by · September 26, 2022 11:15 AM

    Ethics

    Sen. Emil Jones III latest Illinois lawmaker charged in a red-light camera scheme

    The Daily Line

    Ben Szalinski

    09/20/2022

    ‘“Even in a post-Madigan-era, Illinois continues to have a systemic corruption problem—one that Democrats continue to enable," said Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) in a statement.’

     

    Jones stripped of deputy majority leader role after indictment

    The Center Square, KPVI 6

    Greg Bishop

    09/21/2022

    “Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, said in a statement online that Democrats have refused for years to allow Republicans’ anti-corruption proposal to move forward.”

     

    Illinois Senators accused of misconduct, Gov. calls for resignation

    WSIL-TV 3

    Staff

    09/22/2022

    “Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) released a statement on the allegations of misconduct and how the Governor responded.”

     

    Republicans critical of Pritzker’s pre-election push to purge embattled Democrats

    The Center Square

    Greg Bishop

    09/23/2022

    ‘Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, said in a statement the governor’s comments are nothing more than an attempt to “paper over his poor record on public corruption as he seeks reelection.”’

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    9-21-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (6 other sources)

    Issue: Ethics/Emil Jones III

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    9-24-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Ethics/Emil Jones III

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    9-23-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield)

    Issue: Ethics/Emil Jones III/Republicans push for Ethics Reform

    Events

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    9-23-22

    Muddy River News (Quincy/Hannibal)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

     

    State Senator Sue Rezin hosting listening tour around district

    WSPY News

    Ethan Kruger

    09/23/2022

    “Morris State Senator Sue Rezin is making a district-wide tour beginning Monday at the Silver Dollar Restaurant in Yorkville from seven to eight in the morning.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    9-22-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris) (1 other source)

    Issue: Listening Tour

     

    Overpass dedication planned for Tuesday

    Rochelle News-Leader

    Staff

    09/23/2022

    “The community is invited to join Mayor John Bearrows, Representative Tom Demmer and Senator Brian Stewart at the library in honoring Roe by dedicating the overpass in his name.”

    Health

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    9-24-22

    Kankakee Daily Journal

    Issue: HIV PrEP medication/Federal court ruling

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    9-20-22

    Associated Press

    Issue: HIV-PrEP availability

    Public Safety

    Lawmakers question prison officials about audit, criticize parole board chair no-show

    The Center Square

    Andrew Hensel

    09/21/2022

    “The PRB audit contained 17 current findings, including five repeated findings members of the audit commission said must be spoken for by the chair, according to state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet.”

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    9-22-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) (2 other sources)

    Issue: IDOC Audit/Pontiac Correctional Center

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    9-21-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield (9 other sources)

    Issue: IDOC Audit/Pontiac Correctional Center

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    9-21-22

    KWQC-TV (Davenport, IA.)

    Issue: Pontiac Correctional Center/Closure

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    9-22-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) (2 other sources)

    Issue: Pontiac Correctional Center/Closure

    SAFE-T Act

    The SAFE-T act isn’t very safe

    The Daily Journal

    Daily Journal Editorial Board

    09/21/2022

    “State Sen. Don DeWitte, R-St.Charles, has an online petition where Illinois residents can support the repeal of the SAFE-T Act.”

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-21-22

    WQRF-TV (Rockford)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/Online petition

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-21-22

    Kankakee Daily Journal

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/Online petition

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-25-22

    Champaign News-Gazette/Letter to Editor

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/DeWitte pushes for full repeal

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-20-22

    Daily Herald

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/petition drive

     

    Will Pritzker’s SAFE-T Act Give Chicago its Own Ax-Wielding Madman, Like That Guy in New York?

    Columns John Kass

    John Kass

    09/21/2022

    “But Republican State Sen. John F. Curran of Downers Grove, a former longtime assistant Cook County State’s Attorney, doesn’t see analysis as propaganda.”

     

    Sen. John Curran

    9-19-22

    Crain’s Chicago Business (1 other source)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act

     

    Sen. John Curran

    9-21-22

    Illinois Times (1 other source)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/cash bail

     

    Sen. John Curran

    9-20-22

    Illinois Business Journal (1 other source)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/End of cash bail

     

    Sen. Brian Stewart

    9-21-22

    Rockford Register Star (1 other source)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/How area lawmakers voted

     

    Sen. Dave Syverson

    9-21-22

    Rockford Register Star (1 other source)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/How area lawmakers voted

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    9-24-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris) (1 other source)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act lawsuits

    MISC.

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    9-19-22

    DeWitt Daily News

    Issue: Illegal immigration/Migrants come to Illinois

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-24-22

    Chicago Tribune/Elgin News Digest

    Issue: Coat Drive for Lazarus House

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    9-25-22

    WSIU Radio (Carbondale)

    Issue: Youth Advisory Council member/SIU scholarship winner Leia Bryant of Marion

     

    Sen. John Curran

    9-21-22

    Streeterville News (16 other sources)

    Issue: Sterigenics verdict

     

    Sen. John Curran

    9-25-22

    Bloomington Pantagraph (17 other sources)

    Issue: Sterigenics verdict

     

    Sen. John Curran

    9-20-22

    Chronicle Media (Cook County) (1 other source)

    Issue: Sterigenics lawsuit

     

    Sen. John Curran

    9-20-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Sterigenics lawsuit

     

  • Week of 09/12/2022

    Posted by · September 19, 2022 11:52 AM

    Awards

    Award allows Arts Quincy to expand after school arts program

    Herald-Whig

    STAFF REPORT

    09/14/2022

    ‘"We’d like to say thank you to our Illinois legislators, Senator Jil Tracy, Representative Randy Frese, Rhona Pierce with the IACA, and Governor J.B. Pritzker, whose efforts work to keep arts programming in the forefront of our economy," Sievert said.’

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    9-15-22

    Alton Telegraph

    Issue: Illinois Farm Bureau Activator Award

     

    Sen. Jason Plummer

    9-15-22

    Alton Telegraph

    Issue: Illinois Farm Bureau Activator Award

     

    Senator Terri Bryant

    9-15-22

    Alton Telegraph

    Issue: Illinois Farm Bureau Activator Award

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    9-12-22

    Jacksonville Journal-Courier

    Issue: “Champion of Free Enterprise” recognition

    Events

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    9-13-22

    KHQA-TV (Hannibal/Quincy)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    9-11-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Traveling office hours in Plano on Sept. 20

     

    Stoller Hosting Office Hours At New Windsor Public Library Thursday

    WRMJ News

    Staff

    09/14/2022

    “State Senator Win Stoller will be in town Thursday.”

    SAFE-T Act

    Petition drive aims to repeal criminal justice package that includes cashless bail

    The Center Square

    Kevin Bessler

    09/13/2022

    “State Sen. Don DeWitte, R-St. Charles, also is providing a petition online where Illinois residents can urge the repeal.”

     

    The end of cash bail and more: What's in Illinois' SAFE-T Act?

    State Journal-Register

    Patrick Keck

    09/12/2022

    “Now, Assistant Senate Minority Leader Donald DeWitte, R-St. Charles, is calling for the law to be repealed.”

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-18-22

    Peoria Journal Star (1 other source)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-16-22

    Kankakee Daily Journal

    Issue: Kankakee County State’s Attorney sues state over SAFE-T Act

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-14-22

    Kankakee Daily Journal

    Issue: Repeal the SAFE-T Act

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-14-22

    Rockford Register Star (1 other source)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/Ending cash bail

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-13-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (6 other sources)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/Ending cash bail/petition drive

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-11-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: SAFE-T Act petition drive

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-12-22

    State Journal-Register

    Issue: SAFE-T Act repeal

     

    What happens when cash bail ends?

    Capitol News Illinois

    JERRY NOWICKI

    09/16/2022

    John Curran – an implementation task force member, GOP state senator and former assistant Cook County state’s attorney – said he also didn’t oppose ending cash bail, but he saw several shortcomings with the system replacing it.”

     

    Sen. John Curran

    9-19-22

    WSIU Radio (Carbondale) (39 other sources)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act

     

    Sen. John Curran

    9-18-22

    WFLD-TV (Chicago) (7 other sources)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act

     

    Sen. John Curran

    9-15-22

    WGN Radio (Chicago)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act

     

    Sen. John Curran

    9-13-22

    NewsNation (National cable-TV news on Chicago area cable) (multiple newscasts) (1 other source)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/Ending cash bail

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    9-16-22

    State Journal Register

    Issue: SAFE-T Act

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    9-16-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Grundy County State’s Attorney opposes SAFE-T Act

     

    Sen. Win Stoller

    9-15-22

    KLJB-TV (Peoria)

    Issue: Repeal the SAFE-T Act

    Tax Rebates

    Income and property tax rebates start going out Monday in Illinois

    The Center Square

    Kevin Bessler

    09/12/2022

    “State Sen. Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorne Woods, thinks the rebates are all about election year posturing.”

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    9-13-11

    Lake and McHenry County Scanner (Local, independent and online news)

    Issue: Income and property tax rebates

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    9-12-22

    EdGlenToday.com (Edwardsville/Glen Carbon news)

    Issue: Income and property tax rebates

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    9-13-22

    WIFR-TV (Rockford) (3 other sources)

    Issue: Income and property tax rebates

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-12-22

    WTTW-TV (Chicago public television)

    Issue: Income and property tax rebates

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-13-22

    WTTW-TV (Chicago public television)

    Issue: Income and property tax rebates

    MISC.

    Illinois' farmer-legislators say they bring 'common sense' to the state Capitol

    The Pantagraph

    Brenden Moore, Taylor Vidmar

    09/15/2022

    ‘"I love to remind people of what farmers do," said state Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia. "I tell them that farmers fix things that are broken, farmers solve problems, and farmers grow things. All of which are very true and it seems like that makes for a pretty interesting solution to some of our problems today."’

     

    A year after its passage, those behind CEJA happy with its early progress  

    The Daily Line

    Ben Szalinski

    09/14/2022

    ‘“I have no problem with wind energy, I have no problem with solar energy, but we’re not there yet. We need to continue to ease into that,” Republican nominee for governor Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) said at a Farm Bureau forum last month.’

     

    ‘“The increase in prices that you’re seeing in MISO is because… many companies in MISO are closing their coal plants because of national or state pressure,” Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris), who was one of a handful of Republican lawmakers to support CEJA, told The Daily Line.’

     

    Sen. Craig Wilcox

    9-17-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Media controversy over the online Proft newspapers

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    9-15-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Dedicating Patrolman Clarence Roseland Memorial Road/Route 47

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    9-15-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Dedicating Coal City Police Chief Dennis Neary Memorial Road/Route 113

     

    Fallen Coal City First Responder Honored

    WSPY News

    Staff

    09/14/2022

    “State Senator Sue Rezin and State Representative David Welter said they have been working for nearly six years on the legislation.”

     

    Sen. Jason Plummer

    9-11-22

    KTVI-TV (St. Louis)

    Issue: Crime/Prisoner Review Board

  • Week of 09/05/2022

    Posted by · September 16, 2022 11:19 AM

    Cannabis

    Minority cannabis stakeholders call on Pritzker to fix licenses; Bailey says bill is solution to crime

    The Daily Line

    Ben Szalinski

    09/08/2022

    “…bill filed by Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) repealing the SAFE-T Act is a solution to crime in Illinois.”

    Crime

    Illinois had 5th most police officers killed in the line of duty in 2021

    The Center Square

    Greg Bishop

    09/08/2022

    “Republican state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, said with an increase in crime, there are a slew of other problems with the bill. He doesn’t expect to turn bill sponsors into opponents.”

     

    State Sen. Donald DeWitte launches petition to repeal SAFE-T Act

    By Shaw Local News Network

    09/11/2022

    “State Sen. Donald DeWitte (R-St. Charles) is calling for a full repeal of the SAFE-T Act so that legislators can iron out significant issues that will place Illinoisans’ safety at risk and place unaffordable burdens on the court system.”

     

    Sen. Sally Turner

    9-10-22

    WAND-TV (Decatur) (4 other sources)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    9-10-22

    WUEZ Radio (Marion) (4 other sources)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act

    Education

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    9-7-22

    Muddy River News (Quincy)

    Issue: John Wood Community College Workforce Development Center expansion project

     

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    9-7-22

    Quincy Herald-Whig

    Issue: John Wood Community College Workforce Development Center expansion project

    Energy

    Clean Energy Projects Surge After Climate Bill Passage

    The New York Times

    Jack Ewing and Ivan Penn

    09/07/2022

    ‘“The local issue and the state issue and the biggest challenge that we would have is building the transmission lines through the farmland,” said State Senator Sue Rezin, an Illinois Republican who sits on an energy task force with the National Conference of State Legislatures. “And I support the farmers, period.”’

    Events

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    9-6-22

    WSIU Radio (Carbondale)

    Issue: Southern Illinois Made Expo

     

    The Southern Illinois Made Expo returns in October

    WSIU Public Radio

    Benjy Jeffords

    09/06/2022

    “State Senator Dale Fowler and the Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce started the expo in 2018 as a way to encourage people to shop local and showcase what the region has to offer.”

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    9-9-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg)

    Issue: Speaking at the 85th annual Illinois NAACP state conference in Cairo

     

    State Sen. Stewart lists traveling district office stops in 45th District

    Shaw Local News Network, Regional Media News

    Staff

    09/07/2022

    “State Sen. Brian Stewart of Freeport will visit seven communities in the 45th district in coming days.”

     

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    9-9-22

    Hannibal Courier-Post

    Issue:  Senior Health Fair

    Public Health

    Egyptian Health Department breaks ground on Integrated Hub

    Harrisburg Register

    The Egyptian Health Department

    09/07/2022

    ‘"We are excited and grateful to the State of Illinois and Senator (Dale) Fowler to have this project fully funded and are committed to provide quality care coordination for kids and adults in our community through partnerships," said Angie Hampton, CEO of Egyptian Health Department.’

    Redistricting

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    9-6-22

    Illinois Business Journal

    Issue: Gerrymandered Judicial Sub-districts

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    9-6-22

    EdGlenToday.com (Edwardsville/Glen Carbon online news site)

    Issue: Gerrymandered Judicial Sub-districts

    Republican Caucus Whip Dave Syverson

    Republican Caucus Whip Jil Tracy

    State Senator Sally J. Turner

    State agencies

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    9-7-22

    Freeburg Tribune (3 other sources)

    Issue: Choate Mental Health Center abuse allegations

     

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    9-9-22

    Chronicle Media (Cook County)

    Issue: Choate Mental Health Center abuse

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    9-7-22

    Freeburg Tribune (3 other sources)

    Issue: Choate Mental Health Center abuse allegations

     

    Pritzker calls for changes after “awful” reports of abuse at developmental center

    Capitol News Illinois

    BETH HUNDSDORFER

    09/06/2022

    “State Sen. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, whose district includes Choate, blamed some of the issues at the facility on broader failures of the state of Illinois. It can take months for job applicants to navigate the state’s bureaucratic hiring process, and by the time an offer is made, “sometimes what you’re left with is the folks that couldn’t get a job anywhere else,” she said.”

     

    Reaction to Allegations at Choate Developmental Center

    The Illinoize

    Patrick Pfingsten

    09/08/2022

    “But Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro), who represents the facility, says Pritzker is acting nonchalant with allegations of abuse and mismanagement on his watch.”

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    9-9-22

    Chronicle Media (Cook County)

    Issue: Choate Mental Health Center abuse

    MISC.

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    9-8-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Cairo Heritage Foundation Gospel Fest

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    9-6-22

    Bloomington Pantagraph

    Issue: Wintergreen subdivision

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    9-5-22

    Bloomington Pantagraph

    Issue: Wintergreen subdivision rezoning and development plans

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    9-6/7-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Fowler-Bodden Foundation

     

    Normal OKs plan to build out, rename, section off Wintergreen subdivision

    WGLT 

    Michele Steinbacher

    09/07/2022

    “Hoffman and a few others name checked Fairlawn partner Jason Barickman, who also is a Republican state senator from Bloomington.”

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    9-10-22

    Bloomington Pantagraph

    Issue: Sons of the American Revolution speech

     

    Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens honored for 75th anniversary

    WSIL TV 3

    Rachel Gartner

    09/08/2022

    ‘So many of our cemeteries aren't cared for and they just fall into disrepair," Illinois State Senator, Terri Bryant said. "This one is, well, I wanted to take my shoes off and walk in the grass. So, I did for a minute. It's just a special family."’

     

    Sen. Sally Turner

    9-10-22

    WHOI-TV (Peoria)

    Issue: Highway designation/honor for John W. Frederick Jr.

    Member recognition

    44 State Lawmakers Recognized for Exceptional Support for Illinois Manufacturing in 102nd General Assembly

    Technology and Manufacturing Association

    09/08/2022

    “Assistant Republican Leader, State Senator Donald P. DeWitte

    Senate Republican Leader, State Senator Dan McConchie

    Assistant Republican Leader, State Senator Jason Plummer

    State Senator Darren Bailey

    State Senator Dale Fowler

    Assistant Republican Leader, State Senator Chapin Rose

    State Senator Brian W. Stewart

    State Senator Win Stoller

    State Senator Craig Wilcox

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    9-9-22

    Alton Telegraph

    Issue: Illinois Chamber of Commerce award

     

  • Week of 08/29/2022

    Posted by · September 06, 2022 11:31 AM

    Education

    State senator talks school security

    WCSJ News

    Justin Ritz

    08/29/2022

    “38th District State Senator Sue Rezin says that schools need more security.”

     

    Some see benefits, but disparities remain under evidence-based funding for Illinois schools

    Daily Herald, Capitol News Illinois

    PETER HANCOCK

    08/29/2022

    “Republican Bloomington Sen. Jason Barickman, who was also a key negotiator in the process, agreed that it was politically necessary.”

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    8-31-22

    Illinois Times

    Issue: Equity gap (funding) for public schools

     

    Barickman: Political attacks on educators have worsened teacher shortage

    WGLT

    Ryan Denham

    08/30/2022

    Jason Barickman worked on the bipartisan school-funding overhaul that passed five years ago.”

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    8-31-22

    Illinois Times

    Issue: Equity gap (funding) for public schools

    Events

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    9-1-22

    The Daily Republican (Marion) (3 other sources)

    Issue: Carbondale Senior Fair turnout

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    9-4-22

    Shaw Media (regional newspaper group)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair/Carpentersville

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    9-4-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Senior Health Fair/Carpentersville

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-4-22

    Shaw Media (regional newspaper group)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair/Carpentersville

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-4-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Senior Health Fair/Carpentersville

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    9-1-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: Hometown tour of the district

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    9-2-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Traveling Office Hours/Plano

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    9-1-22

    WRPW Radio (Bloomington/Normal)

    Issue: Wintergreen homeowners meet with Sen. Barickman

    Health Care

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    9-2-22

    Champaign News-Gazette

    Issue: State of Illinois retiree health plan

     

    Changes in the State Retiree Health Care Plan Causing Concern for Some Downstate

    The Illinoize

    Patrick Pfingsten

    09/02/2022

    “Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) told WCIA-TV last month he’s been stonewalled by the state looking for more information.”

    Public Safety

    Local Officials Share Concerns About No Cash Bail Beginning in New Year

    WSPY News

    Staff

    08/30/2022

    “Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley and State Senator Sue Rezin also spoke during the press conference.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-29-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/End of cash bail

     

    'Numbers don't lie': After a 10th child on the DCFS radar dies in the last 9 months, lawmakers demand changes

    CBS Chicago

    CHRIS TYE

    09/01/2022

    “Illinois State Senator Chapin Rose (R-51) is also on the DCFS oversight commission.”

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    9-2-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Law enforcement regional meeting discussing SAFE-T Act

     

    Sen. Dave Syverson

    9-2-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Law enforcement regional meeting discussing SAFE-T Act

     

    Several Grundy Co. Jail Inmates Could Be Released Later This Year

    WSPY News

    Staff

    08/31/2022

    “Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley and State Senator Sue Rezin also spoke during the press conference.”

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    9-2-22

    WMBD-TV (Peoria) (multiple newscasts) (2 other sources)

    Issue: Future of the Pontiac Correctional Center/Lack of transparency from the Governor

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    9-2-22

    WMBD-TV (Peoria)

    Issue: Fate of Pontiac Prison/Lack of transparency by Governor

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    9-2-22

    WYZXZ-TV (Peoria)

    Issue: Fate of Pontiac Prison/Lack of transparency by Governor

    MISC.

    Honoring Two Fallen First Responders

    WCSJ News, WSPY News

    Justin Ritz

    08/29/2022

    “Senator Sue Rezin was in our studios on Monday.”

     

    Egyptian Health Dept. breaks ground on Integrated Hub

    WSIL TV 3, KFVS 12

    Staff

    09/02/2022

    ‘“We are excited and grateful to the State of Illinois and Senator Fowler to have this project fully funded and are committed to provide quality care coordination for kids and adults in our community through partnerships,” stated Angie Hampton, Chief Executive Officer of Egyptian Health Department.’

     

    After more than two months, still no abortion special session announced

    The Center Square

    Greg Bishop

    08/30/2022

    “Illinois Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, said the hold up may be that Democrats are gauging public sentiment.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-29-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Grundy County Chamber celebrates 75-year anniversary

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    8-31-22

    WIFR-TV (Rockford) (3 other sources)

    Issue: Auditor General/IDES audit

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    9-1-22

    OurQuadCities.com

    Issue: Prime Beef Festival

     

    Sen. Craig Wilcox

    9-2-22

    Chicago Tribune (3 other sources)

    Issue: Flood mitigation in Knollwood

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-31-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris) (1 other source)

    Issue: Road projects for the 38th Senate District

     

    State Senator highlights road projects in 38th District

    WSPY News

    Ethan Kruger

    08/31/2022

    “38th District State Senator Sue Rezin is highlighting several road projects throughout the district selected by the Illinois Department of Transportation.”

  • Week of 08/22/2022

    Posted by · August 29, 2022 3:35 PM

    Education

    Five years after massive Illinois education funding overhaul, backers see signs change is working

    Capitol News Illinois

    Peter Hancock

    08/29/2022

    “Republican state Sen. Chapin Rose, who represents a largely rural area in eastcentral Illinois, said many of the districts in his area faced the same challenge.”

     

    Senator Rezin Discusses School Resource Officers

    WCSJ News

    Justin Ritz

    08/29/2022

    “38th District State Senator Sue Rezin was in our studios on Monday talking about the uptick in local school districts hiring school resource officers.”

     

    New money slowly closing state funding equity gap for public schools

    Capitol News Illinois

    PETER HANCOCK

    08/23/2022

    “Republican state Sen. Chapin Rose, who represents a largely rural area in east central Illinois, said many of the districts in his area faced the same challenge.”

    As Evidence Based Funding formula turns 5, lawmakers reflect on historic legislation

    Capitol News Illinois

    Peter Hancock

    08/23/2022

    “Republican state Sen. Chapin Rose, who represents a largely rural area in east central Illinois, said many of the districts in his area faced the same challenge.”

     

    “Republican Sen. Jason Barickman, of Bloomington, who was also a key negotiator in the process, agreed that it was politically necessary.”

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    8-23-22

    St. Joseph News-Press (3 other sources)

    Issue: School funding overhaul

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    Alton Telegraph (6 other sources)

    Issue: Evidenced-based school funding

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    8-29-22

    Daily Herald (5 other sources)

    Issue: Anniversary of Evidence-based school funding

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    Champaign News Gazette (4 other sources)

    Issue: Evidenced-based school funding

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    8-29-22

    Daily Herald (4 other sources)

    Issue: Anniversary of Evidence-based school funding

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-28=7-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: School resource officers/hiring uptick

    Events

    Rezin hosts Agriculture Advisory Committee at Yorkville farm

    Agrinews

    Staff

    08/22/2022

    “Local farmers and agricultural industry leaders came together for Illinois Senate Deputy Minority Leader Sue Rezin’s Agriculture Advisory Committee meeting July 13 at Stewart Farms in Yorkville to discuss agricultural-related issues with Rezin and Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello II.”

     

    Sens. McConchie, DeWitte and Wilcox to host unclaimed property day

    Northwest Herald

    Shaw Local News Network

    08/22/2022

    “State Sens. Dan McConchie, Don DeWitte and Craig Wilcox are partnering with the Illinois Treasurer’s Office to connect Illinoisans with more than $3.5 billion in unclaimed property and cash.”

     

    Senior health fair helps provide information and resources to hundreds in southern Illinois

    KFVS 12

    Mike Mohundro

    08/23/2022

    “Illinois State Senator Dale Fowler and Representative Dave Severin hosted the event to get area seniors access to free health screenings and be able to talk with healthcare professionals about their needs.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-22-22

    Indiana AgriNews

    Issue: Agriculture Advisory Committee meeting at Yorkville farm

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-22-22

    WSPY Radio (Aurora) (1 other source)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act Cash Bail concerns

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    8-22-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Unclaimed Property event/Crystal Lake

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    8-22-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Unclaimed Property event/Crystal Lake

     

    Sen. Craig Wilcox

    8-22-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Unclaimed Property event/Crystal Lake

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-22-22

    WPSD-TV (Paducah Ky.)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair/Marion

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-23-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-24-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-23-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

    Public Safety

    State Senator concerned over ending of cash bail system

    WSPY News

    Ethan Kruger

    08/22/2022

    “Morris Republican State Senator Sue Rezin says she's concerned about the rollout of Illinois' cash free bail system that will go into effect next year.”

     

    No timeline for special session, gun legislation as fall approaches

    The Daily Line

    Ben Szalinski

    08/23/2022

    ‘“I don’t feel like it’s appropriate for me to comment on the case involving Mr. Crimo,” Griffith said when pressed by Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) to clarify the press releases.’

     

    “Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) pointed to another mass shooting in which a loophole in the state’s gun laws was exposed. An employee at an Aurora warehouse opened fire at work in 2019 killing five people and injuring five responding police officers. The aftermath of the shooting revealed the gunman was a felon and the State Police were supposed to take the gun away from the man, but never did.”

     

    ‘Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) told reporters at the fair he has not heard about any gun control bills and said his immediate concern is the State Police “making sure that we’ve closed any loophole so that someone like [Highland Park gunman Bobby Crimo] can’t buy any firearm in the future.”’

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-23-22

    WEEK-TV (Peoria) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: ISP FOID card renewal/Highland Park shooter

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-22-22

    WGEM-TV (Quincy)

    Issue: ISP FOID card renewal/Highland Park shooter

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-23-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) (3 other sources)

    Issue: ISP FOID card renewal/Highland Park shooter

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-23-22

    KMOV-TV (St. Louis, Mo.)

    Issue: ISP FOID card renewal/Highland Park shooter

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    8-23-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) (3 other sources)

    Issue: ISP FOID card renewal/Highland Park shooter

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-23-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

    Issue: ISP FOID card renewal/Highland Park shooter

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-23-22

    KMOV-TV (St. Louis, Mo.)

    Issue: ISP FOID card renewal/Highland Park shooter

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-28-22

    Ogle County Newspapers (1 other source)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act implementation

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-26-22

    WSIU Radio (SIU-Carbondale radio)

    Issue: Speaking at legislative summit/Illinois motor fuel tax/SAFE-T Act

    MISC.

    Southern Illinois Made Expo returns in October

    KFVS 12

    Marsha Heller

    08/26/2022

    “Illinois State Senator Dale Fowler and the Southern Illinois Regional Chambers of Commerce/Shop SI are hosting the event in hopes to encourage business development, growth and opportunity throughout the region.”

     

    Liberty Village of Jerseyville Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for “Memory Lane - Fitness for the Mind”

    River Bender

    Dalton Brown

    08/25/2022

    “The event saw a large turnout from the public and featured guest speakers including State Senator Steve McClure and Liberty Village staff members, in addition to demonstrations of new memory games in the village’s courtyard and tours of the newly-redone interior.”

    Legislators speak at summit ahead of Du Quoin state fair

    WSIU Public Radio

    Steph Whiteside

    08/26/2022

    “Senator Terri Bryant addressed concerns about the increase in the state's motor fuel tax, noting that while many people are unhappy about it, much of the money is coming back to the region.”

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    8-26-22

    Daily Herald

    Issue: Illinois Tollway/New Executive Director

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-26-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Update on the Cairo Riverport project

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-24-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: Road projects for the district

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    8-25-22

    Alton Telegraph

    Issue: Building addition At Liberty Village of Jerseyville

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    8-25-22

    RiverBender.com

    Issue: Building addition At Liberty Village of Jerseyville

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-25-22

    Randolph County Herald Tribune (4 other sources)

    Issue: Attending the Illinois Regional Legislative Summit

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-24-22

    Benton Evening News

    Issue: Attending the Illinois Regional Legislative Summit

     

  • Week of 08/15/2022

    Posted by · August 22, 2022 2:56 PM

    Budget

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-11-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: State budget/Potential funding cuts to local government

    Education

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-12-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: High School Summer Internship Program

    Events

    Senior Health Fair to give participants free screenings, talks with professionals

    KFVS 12

    Clayton Hester

    08/15/2022

    “The fair is being supported by State Senator Dale Fowler of Harrisburg and Representative Dave Severin of Benton.”

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-15-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-16-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-16-22

    Benton Evening News (2 other sources)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-17-22

    DuQuoin Evening Call (3 other sources)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-16-22

    Marion Daily Republican

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-17-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (1 other source)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair in Carbondale

     

    Carus Chemical announces multi-million dollar investment

    103.9 WLPO

    John Small

    08/19/2022

    “Present for the event were La Salle Mayor Jeff Grove, Peru Mayor Ken Kolowski, State Senator Sue Rezin and State Representative Lance Yednock.”

     

    Univ. of Illinois visits Cairo Port Project site, hopes it can help fight food insecurity

    WSIL TV 3

    Danny Valle

    08/17/2022

    “So far, about $4 million has been spent on planning, according to state Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).”

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-18-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (1 other source) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Cairo River Port project

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-12-22

    Southern Illinoisan

    Issue: Grand Opening for local business

     

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    8-10-22

    Jacksonville Journal-Courier

    Issue: New Ag Sciences Complex dedication

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-16-22

    Benton Evening News (2 other sources)

    Issue: Ribbon cutting at Bulldog Early Learning Academy

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    8-16-22

    Chicago Tribune

    Issue: Aug. 13 Kid’s Fair

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-19-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Southern Illinois Made Expo

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-18-22

    Illinois Online Gambling (industry media)

    Issue: Walker's Bluff Casino

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-16-22

    Randolph County Herald Tribune

    Issue: Dedication of Bulldog Early Learning Academy (Harrisburg)

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-17-22

    DuQuoin Evening Call (3 other sources)

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-16-22

    Marion Daily Republican

    Issue: Senior Health Fair

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    8-21-22

    Patch.com (Algonquin-Lake In The Hills)

    Issue: Traveling office hours in the Village of Lake In The Hills

    FOID

    Before more gun control considered, lawmaker wants FOID card fixed

    The Center Square

    Greg Bishop

    08/17/2022

    “State Sen. John Curran, R-Lemont, supports the new emergency rules, but said ISP always had access to clear and present danger reports.

     

    GOP lawmakers ask Illinois State Police for more details on how it handled report on alleged Highland Park shooter

    Chicago Tribune

    Dan Petrella

    08/17/2022

    “According to state Sen. John Curran, what’s unclear, based on public statements by state police, is whether the agency, which is charged with overseeing firearm licensing, reviewed the Highland Park report or just discarded it when it was determined Crimo didn’t have a FOID card or pending application.”

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-19-22

    KanKaKee Daily Journal

    Issue: ISP FOID card renewal/Highland Park shooter

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-18-22

    Jacksonville Journal-Courier (6 other sources)

    Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-17-22

    Starvedrock Media (Regional radio station group) (14 other sources)

    Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-17-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (11 other sources)

    Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-17-22

    Daily Herald

    Issue: Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-18-22

    WQRF-TV (Rockford)

    Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-18-22

    WTVO-TV (Rockford)

    Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-18-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield)

    Issue: ISP Workers Comp Fraud/Still no prosecution

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-18-22

    Effingham Daily News (4 other sources)

    Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    8-18-22

    Jacksonville Journal-Courier (6 other sources)

    Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    8-17-22

    Starvedrock Media (Central Illinois regional radio station group) (14 other sources)

    Issue: Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    8-17-22

    Daily Herald

    Issue: Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    8-18-22

    Effingham Daily News (4 other sources)

    Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-18-22

    WSPY Radio (Aurora)

    Issue: J-CAR hearing on ISP FOID card rules

     

    Rezin says rules committee ruling shows that Illinois State Police could have prevented accused Highland Park shooter from getting FOID card

    WSPY News

    Ethan Kruger

    08/18/2022

    “Morris Republican State Senator Sue Rezin says a ruling from the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) on Wednesday shows that Illinois State Police could have kept the police record that would have put the accused Highland Park shooting suspect on its radar when he applied for and was granted a FOID card.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-19-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    ssue: ISP FOID card renewal/Highland Park shooter

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    8-19-22

    KanKaKee Daily Journal

    Issue: ISP FOID card renewal/Highland Park shooter

    IDOC

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    8-11-22

    Targeted News Service (News aggregate site)

    Issue: IDOC federal court ruling

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-10-22

    Targeted News Service (News aggregate site)

    Issue: IDOC federal court ruling

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-11-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (7 other sources)

    Issue: IDOC federal court ruling

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-11-22

    Southern Illinoisan (2 other sources)

    Issue: IDOC federal court ruling

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-11-22

    WWVR Radio (Terre Haute, In.) (5 other sources)

    Issue: IDOC federal court ruling

    Interviews

    NEWSRADIO WJPF INTERVIEW WITH TERRI BRYANT

    WJPF NewsRadio

    Staff

    08/15/2022

    “Illinois State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) joins The Morning Newswatch.”

    MISC.

    Still no prosecution of Pritzker-connected work comp fraud allegations

    The Center Square

    Greg Bishop

    08/18/2022

    “State Sen. John Curran, R-Lemont, said the lack of action is troubling.”

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-16-22

    Benton Evening News

    Issue: Illinois Regional Legislative Summit

     

    Sen. Win Stoller

    8-12-22

    Pontiac Daily Leader

    Issue: Kewanee’s Outstanding Citizen

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    8-9-22

    WRPW Radio (Bloomington/Normal)

    Issue: Fairlawn Capital housing development

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    8-15-22

    Bloomington Pantagraph

    Issue: Fairlawn Capital housing development

     

    Sen. Brian Stewart

    8-16-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Polo, Illinois flooding

     

    Sen. Craig Wilcox

    8-11-22

    Chicago Tribune

    Issue: Lake County manufacturing

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-16-22

    Free Press Advocate (Willmington)

    Issue: Honoring late police chief with IL. RT. 113 designation

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-16-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: 38th Senate District Road projects

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    8-15-22

    State Journal-Register

    Issue: Illinois’ Rainy Day Fund tops $1 billion

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    8-15-22

    Jacksonville Journal-Courier

    Issue: Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-13-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Kendall County 4-H

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    8-19-22

    WCIA-TV (Champaign)

    Issue: State retiree health insurance/Aetna

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-19-22

    StarvedRock Media (Regional radio state group)

    Issue: Carus Chemical mult-million dollar investment

     

    Sen. Win Stoller

    8-20-22

    Champaign News Gazette

    Issue: Sen. Stoller hires former legislator Jim Nowlan

     

     

  • Week of 08/08/2022

    Posted by · August 15, 2022 2:46 PM

    Education

    Conclusion of High School Summer Internship Program

    WCSJ News

    Tina Morrison

    08/12/2022

    “Senator Sue Rezin followed with introducing all company representatives with their interns.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-10-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Recognition of the 10th Grundy County Summer Internship Program

    Events

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-10-22

    Randolph County Herald Tribune (2 other sources)

    Issue: Carbondale Senior Fair

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-10-22

    Randolph County Herald Tribune (2 other sources)

    Issue: Carbondale Senior Fair

     

    Sen. John Curran

    8-8-22

    Lemont Patch

    Issue: Senior Health Fair, Aug. 24

     

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    8-10-22

    WLDS/WEAI Radio (Jacksonville)

    Issue: Dedication of the John Wood Community College Agricultural Sciences Complex and the Fred L. Bradshaw Learning Center

     

    LaHood's staff in Lincoln Wednesday

    Lincoln Courier

    Staff

    08/10/2022

    “Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Illinois State Senator Sally Turner’s Office, 120 S. McLean St., Lincoln.”

    Healthcare

    Federal monitor finds Illinois prisons fail to provide adequate health care to inmates

    Chicago Tribune

    Jeremy Gorner

    08/10/2022

    “Republican state Sen. Terri Bryant of Murphysboro said the report raises just one more question about Pritzker’s management of the state.”

     

    Illinois prisons held in contempt for failing to improve health care for people in custody

    The Center Square

    Kevin Bessler

    08/11/2022

    ‘“This latest incident begs the question of how many times and how many agencies will it take before the Governor accepts responsibility for these failures and finally takes action to do the right thing for the people hurt under his inaction and failed leadership,” state Sen. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, said in a statement.’

     

    Federal report criticizes health care in Illinois prisons

    Windobi

    Editorial Staff

    08/11/2022

    “The Republican state of Sen. Murphysboro’s Terri Bryant said the report raises another question about Pritzker’s state management.”

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-10-22

    Reporter Wings (Media industry news aggregate site) (4 other sources)

    Issue: React to federal court ruling on DOC inmates

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-11-22

    KTVI-TV (St. Louis, Mo) (3 other sources)

    Issue: React to federal court ruling on DOC inmates

    Interviews

    Terri Bryant Interview

    SoundCloud

    Radio Will

    08/11/2022

    “Illinois State Senator Terri Bryant joined WXAN to talk about the recent Federal Contempt of Court order handed to the Illinois Department of Corrections for not properly caring for the health of inmates.”

    MISC.

    State Senator warns of cuts to local government funding

    WCSJ News

    Ethan Kruger

    08/11/2022

    “Morris Republican State Senator Sue Rezin says that Illinois government could cut funds to local governments if it faces budget shortfalls in the future.”

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-8-22

    Chicago Patch

    Issue: Ending Cash Bail (SAFE-T Act)

  • Week of 08/01/2022

    Posted by · August 08, 2022 1:47 PM

    COVID-19

    Senator Dale Fowler tests positive for COVID

    WSIU Public Radio

    Jennifer Fuller

    08/02/2022

    “Southern Illinois State Senator Dale Fowler has tested positive for COVID-19.”

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-3-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts) (1 other source)

    Issue: Senator tests positive for COVID

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-2-22

    WPSD-TV (Paducah, Ky) (2 other sources)

    Issue: Senator tests positive for COVID

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-2-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo)

    Issue: Senator tests positive for COVID

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-2-22

    New Country Z100 Radio (Carbondale) (2 other sources)

    Issue: Senator tests positive for COVID

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-7-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

    Issue: Fowler isolating after testing positive for Covid-19

    DCFS

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    8-5-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: DCFS problems

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    8-2-22

    Muscatine Journal (Quad Cities)

    Issue: DCFS problems

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    8-6-22

    Kankakee Daily Journal

    Issue: DCFS failures

    Education

    Sen. Brian Stewart

    8-7-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: National Sex-ed standards/Sauk Valley Schools won’t adopt

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-7-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: National Sex-ed standards/Sauk Valley Schools won’t adopt

     

    Sen. Win Stoller

    8-7-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: National Sex-ed standards/Sauk Valley Schools won’t adopt

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    8-7-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: National Sex-ed standards/Sauk Valley Schools won’t adopt

    Events

    State Sen. DeWitte’s traveling office hours coming to Kane and McHenry counties

    Northwest Herald

    Shaw Local News Network

    08/06/2022

    “State Sen. Donald DeWitte, R-St. Charles, is bringing the resources of his legislative office to several communities in Illinois’ 33rd District over the next few months.”

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    8-6-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Traveling office hours coming to Kane and McHenry Counties

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-7-22

    WSIU Radio (Carbondale)

    Issue: Carbondale Senior Citizens Health and Wellness Fair

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    8-6-22

    WPSD-TV (Paducah, Ky.)

    Issue: Carbondale Senior Citizens Health and Wellness Fair

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-6-22

    WPSD-TV (Paducah, Ky.)

    Issue: Carbondale Senior Citizens Health and Wellness Fair

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-6-22

    WSIU-TV (Carbondale)

    Issue: Carbondale Senior Citizens Health and Wellness Fair

    Interviews

    State Senator Sally Turner

    92.7 WMAY

    Staff

    08/05/2022

    “State Senator Sally Turner - 8/5/2022.”

    Tax Cuts

    State Senator says tax cuts to fight inflation should be permanent

    WSPY News
    Ethan Kruger

    08/01/2022

    “Morris Republican State Senator Sue Rezin says tax cuts to groceries and gas in Illinois to fight inflation ought to the permanent.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    8-2-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: Temporary tax cuts should be permanent

    MISC.

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-3-22

    Monroe County Republic-Times

    Issue: Columbia’s leaf collection site/IEPA decision

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-1-22

    Champaign News-Gazette

    Issue: Among 40 people chosen as an “Edgar Fellow”

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    8-7-22

    WCIA-TV (Champaign)

    Issue: 10th Edgars Fellows class meets in Champaign

     

    Sen. Dave Syverson

    8-6-22

    Illinois Business Journal

    Issue: The 2022 Bi-State Softball Showdown

     

    Sen. Jason Plummer

    8-6-22

    Illinois Business Journal

    Issue: The 2022 Bi-State Softball Showdown

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    8-6-22

    Illinois Business Journal

    Issue: The 2022 Bi-State Softball Showdown

     

    Rend Lake Resort receives renovation funding

    Metropolis Planet

    SCENE STAFF

    08/07/2022

    ‘“We want to thank Gov. JB Pritzker, DNR, CDB, Sen. (Terri) Bryant, Sen. (Dale) Fowler and Rep. (Dave) Severin for all their hard work on making this come to fruition.”’

  • Week of 07/25/2022

    Posted by · August 02, 2022 11:22 AM

    DCFS

    DCFS director grilled after audit

    News Channel ABC 20

    AJ Gersh, WICS

    07/26/2022

    ‘“You are delusional," said Senator Chapin Rose, R-Champaign. "The facts are, that other state directors of agencies don't get held in contempt of court over 10 times for being nonresponsive, that is just inexcusable."’

     

    ‘You’re delusional:’ Lawmakers grill DCFS chief who maintains his office is improving despite ‘significant issues’ raised

    The Daily Line

    Ben Szalinski

    07/27/2022

    ‘“Normally I say things will all due respect, but I can’t even say that this time,” said Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet).’

     

    Lawmakers press DCFS director after recent audit findings

    WAND

    Staff

    07/26/2022

    ‘"Where is the plan to get back to the basics? I mean, the sad part is we are here because of Ta'Naja Barnes," said Senator Chapin Rose (R) 51st District.’

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-27-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, MO) (3 other sources)

    Issue: DCFS audit

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-26-22

    WCIA-TV (Champaign)

    Issue: DCFS audit

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-26-22

    WBBM-TV (Chicago)

    Issue: DCFS audit

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-26-22

    WAND-TV (Decatur)

    Issue: DCFS audit

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-26-22

    WICD-TV (Champaign) (2 other sources)

    Issue: DCFS audit

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-26-22

    Pure Oldies 107.5FM (Springfield)

    Issue: DCFS audit

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-27-22

    WQAD-TV (Quincy)

    Issue: DCFS audit

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-26-22

    WTHI-TV (Terre Haute, IN) (4 other sources)

    Issue: DCFS audit

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-26-22

    KWQC-TV (Quad Cities)

    Issue: DCFS audit

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-31-22

    WCIA-TV (Champaign) (8 other sources)

    Issue: DCFS audit and contempt of court

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-31-22

    Champaign News Gazette

    Issue: DCFS audit and contempt of court

    Energy

    Sen. Bryant introduces bills to prevent energy rate hikes, rolling blackouts

    WSIL TV

    Staff

    07/25/2022

    “In response, Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has filed a legislative package aiming to prevent price spikes and rolling blackouts.”

     

    Illinois GOP senator blames clean energy policies for rise in prices

    My Stateline

    Jack Baudoin

    07/25/2022

    “Republican Terri Bryant filed a package of bills on Monday rolling back the 2045 closure date for major coal and natural plants in the state.”

     

    Southern Illinois lawmaker says fossil fuel plants should stay open to meet energy demand

    WGEM

    Mike Miletich

    07/25/2022

    “Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has filed three bills that could address the energy supply for Ameren customers.”

     

    MISO board approves nearly $10.5 billion in new transmission investments

    The Center Square

    Andrew Hensel

    07/25/2022

    “State Sen. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, said that the change to clean energy could be done without closing several coal-fired power plants in southern Illinois.”

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-26-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) (3 other sources)

    Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (10 other sources)

    Issue: Energy grid/MISO investments

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25/26-22

    WEEK-TV (Peoria) (multiple newscasts) (2 other sources)

    Issue: Special Session needed to address rising energy prices

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25/26-22

    WGEM-TV (Quincy) (multiple newscasts) (1 other source)

    Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-26-22

    WHBF-TV (Davenport, IA) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25/26-22

    WTVO-TV (Rockford) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Energy grid/”clean” energy to blame for rising energy prices

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25-22

    WQRF-TV (Rockford) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Energy grid/”clean” energy to blame for rising energy prices

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25/26-22

    KWQC-TV (Davenport, IA) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Energy grid/”clean” energy to blame for rising energy prices

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25/26-22

    WHOI-TV (Peoria) (multiple newscasts) (1 other source)

    Issue: Special Session needed to address rising energy prices

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25/26-22

    WMBD-TV (Peoria) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25/26-22

    WPSD-TV (Paducah, KY) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-26-22

    KMOV-TV (St. Louis, MO)

    Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25-22

    KLJB-TV (Davenport, IA)

    Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25-22

    WYZZ-TV (Peoria)

    Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-25-22

    WCIA-TV (Champaign) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-26-22

    KWQC-TV (Quad Cities)

    Issue: Alternative energy/Keep fossil fuel plants open

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-26-22

    WEEK-TV (Peoria)

    Issue: Special Session needed to address rising energy prices

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-26-22

    WYZZ-TV (Peoria)

    Issue: Special Session needed to address rising energy prices

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-26-22

    WQRF-TV (Rockford)

    Issue: New legislation to repeal parts of Illinois clean energy bill

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-26-22

    KLJB-TV (Davenport, IA)

    Issue: Protecting consumer access to affordable and reliable energy

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-26-22

    WQRF-TV (Rockford)

    Issue: New legislation to repeal parts of Illinois clean energy bill

    Events

    Senator Sally Turner hosts Agriculture Advisory Committee

    Rural Review

    Staff

    07/26/2022

    “In her ongoing effort to foster open dialogue regarding agricultural issues with industry leaders, State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) hosted her Agriculture Advisory Committee on July 21 at the McLean County Farm Bureau in Bloomington.”

     

    Advancing technology helps local agriculture

    WSIL TV 3

    Katie Melvin

    07/28/2022

    “Not only are you able to speak to experts in their field of study and enjoy free lunch, but Senator Terri Bryant was there to open the event.”

     

    Senator Turner honored by Illinois Chamber

    The Lincoln Courier

    Staff

    07/31/2022

    “Illinois State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) was named Outstanding Freshman of the Year by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    WCMY Radio (Ottawa)

    Issue: Kids Safety Expo

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    7-25-22

    EurekAlert (American Association for the Advancement of Science - AAAS) (2 other sources)

    Issue: Argonne National Laboratory event

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    7-26-22

    HPC Wire (Tech industry media)

    Issue: Argonne National Laboratory

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    7-29-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Speaking at Orthopedic Institute of Southern Illinois

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    7-28-22

    Southern Illinoisan

    Issue: Speaking at Orthopedic Institute of Southern Illinois

    Gas Tax

    The Illinois gas tax break: Does it make for good policy or politics?

    Northern Public Radio

    Maria Gardner Lara

    07/28/2022

    “State Senator Dave Syverson, a Republican representing parts of northern Illinois, said Gov. JB Pritzker and Democrats are giving the appearance the gas tax was suspended altogether, when only a portion of it has been delayed.”

    Health

    Mental Illness More Effective Focus Than More Laws

    WSPY News

    Tina Morrison

    07/28/2022

    “While State Senator Sue Rezin was a guest on People R Talking she was asked what, if any, legislative discussion followed the Highland Park shooting.”

     

    State Senator says proper funding of health agencies important to fighting monkeypox outbreak

    WSPY News

    Ethan Kruger

    07/29/2022

    “Morris Republican State Senator Sue Rezin says that Illinois needs to ensure that health agencies are properly funded to counter the outbreak of the monkeypox virus.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    7-28-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: Mental Illness focus in the wake of the Highland Park shooting

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    7-29-22

    WSPY Radio (Aurora) (1 other source)

    Issue: Health agency funding for monkeypox

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-26-22

    KWQC-TV (Quad Cities)

    Issue: State employee retiree healthcare

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-27-22

    Belleville News Democrat

    Issue: Senior Health Fair — Aug. 2. – Red Bud.

    Interviews

    Capitol Connection July 31, 2022

    WGN 9 (Chicago)

    Dr. Robert Murphy

    07/31/2022

    “Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) joins Capitol Connection to discuss the ongoing issues at the Department of Children and Family Services.”

    Public Safety

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    7-25-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (9 other sources)

    Issue: SAFE-T Act/Ending cash bail

     

    Illinois state's attorneys express concerns over the ending of cash bail

    The Center Square

    Kevin Bessler

    07/25/2022

    “During a Paul Simon Public Policy Institute appearance last spring, state Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said some Democrats may have realized they may have gone too far with some of the changes to the criminal justice system.”

    MISC.

    Which states will legalize iGaming next?

    NewsWatch

    Staff

    07/26/2022

    “According to state Senator Dave Syverson, the likelihood of Illinois legalizing iGaming this year is nil.”

     

    Crusing Down the River on a Saturday Afternoon

    McHenry County Blog

    Cal Skinner

    07/26/2022

    “From State Senator Craig Wilcox: More summer fun in the 32nd Senate District”

     

    Nowlan joins Stoller constituent team

    Geneseo Republic

    Beth Welbers

    07/28/2022

    “In an effort to provide better constituent services to the residents of the 37th Senate District, State Senator Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) is announcing the hiring of James “Jim” Nowlan as part of his district office staff.”

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    7-29-22

    The Waterways Journal (Media for the towing and barge industry on the inland waterways of the US)

    Issue: Cairo Port project

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-31-22

    Champaign News Gazette

    Issue: Selection for class of “Edgar Fellows”

     

    Sen. Win Stoller

    7-29-22

    Kewanee Star-Courier

    Issue: Senate certificates of recognition presented to Kewanee’s “Outstanding Citizen”

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    7-29-22

    Illinois Ag Connection (farming industry media)

    Issue: State snake designation

     

    Sen. Win Stoller

    7-28-22

    Geneseo Republic

    Issue: District office staff

  • Week of 07/18/2022

    Posted by · July 25, 2022 2:22 PM

    COVID-19

    Some worry a repeat of COVID-mandate ‘chaos’ could start Illinois’ school year

    The Center Square

    Greg Bishop

    07/19/2022

    “State Sen. John Curran, who is on the bipartisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, worries there’ll be a repeat of last year.”

    Drug Task Force

    Legislators, Law Enforcement Meet to Discuss Drug Task Force Funding

    Classic Hits 97.9 XFM

    Greg Sapp

    07/20/2022

    “Illinois State Senators Jason Plummer and Steve McClure were in attendance along with representatives of Congresswoman Mary Miller, State Senator Darren Bailey and State Representatives Blaine Wilhour and Adam Niemerg.”

     

    Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force Meets With Stakeholders And Local Legislators To Discuss Drug Trends

    Effingham Radio

    Staff

    07/21/2022

    “The SEIDTF leadership would like to thank the following attendees for their interest in the meeting: Senator Jason Plummer of the 54th District, Senator Steve McClure of the 50th District”

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    7-20-22

    WXEF Radio (Effingham)

    Issue: Drug Task Force funding

     

    Sen. Jason Plummer

    7-22-22

    WJBD Radio Salem (1 other source)

    Issue: Funding for Illinois Drug Task Force

     

    Sen. Jason Plummer

    7-20-22

    WXEF Radio (Effingham)

    Issue: Drug Task Force funding

     

    Sen. Darren Bailey

    7-20-22

    WXEF Radio (Effingham)

    Issue: Drug Task Force funding

    Events

    Rezin hosts Agriculture Advisory Committee

    WCSJ News FM 103.1

    Justin Ritz

    07/19/2022

    “Local farmers and agricultural industry leaders came together on July 13 at Stewart Farms in Yorkville to discuss agricultural-related issues with State Senator Sue Rezin and Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello.”

     

    Local farmers met with Senator and Ag Director in Yorkville

    WCSJ News FM 103.1

    Justin Ritz

    07/20/2022

    “On July 13th, local farmers and agricultural industry leaders came together at Yorkville's Stewart Farms, in an open forum discussion, with Department of Agriculture Director, Jerry Costello and Senator Sue Rezin.”

     

    Rezin hosts Agriculture Advisory Committee at Yorkville farm

    Shaw Local News Network

    Staff

    07/24/2022

    “Local farmers and agricultural industry leaders came together July 13 for Illinois Senate Deputy Minority Leader Sue Rezin’s Agriculture Advisory Committee meeting at Stewart Farms in Yorkville to discuss agricultural-related issues with Rezin, R-Morris, and Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    7-24-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Rezin Hosts Ag Advisory Committee

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    7-20-22

    WSPY Radio (Aurora)

    Issue: Agriculture Advisory Committee hearing

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    7-19-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: Agriculture Advisory Committee meets

     

    Senator Terri Bryant hosted first-ever Agriculture Advisory Committee meeting

    North County News

    Joel Heidel

    07/20/2022

    “Pictured is State Senator Terri Bryant speaking at her recent Agriculture Advisory Committee meeting.”

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-18-22

    Targeted News Service (News aggregate for local media)

    Issue: Agriculture Advisory Committee hearing

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    7-19-22

    Daily Herald

    Issue: Lake Zurich Kids’ Fair August 13

     

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    7-19-22

    Muddy River News (Quincy)

    Issue: Local vendors sought for fall Senior Adult Fair

    Healthcare

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-20-22

    WCIA-TV (Champaign)

    Issue: Medicare advantage plans

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-22-22

    WCIA-TV (Champaign) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: State Retiree Health Care

    Interviews

    NEWSRADIO WJPF INTERVIEW WITH TERRI BRYANT

    WJPF NewsRadio

    Staff

    07/18/2022

    “State Sen. Terri Bryant joins The Morning Newswatch.”

     

    WGLT's Sound Ideas - Thursday, 7/21/22

    WGLT 89.1 FM

    Sarah Nardi

    07/21/2022

    “State Senator Jason Barickman of Bloomington discusses the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade as well as renewed calls for an assault weapons ban.”

    MISC.

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    7-19-22

    WGIL Radio (Galesburg)

    Issue: Local Rebuild Illinois grants

     

    Sen. John Curran             

    7-18-22

    MSN.com (1 other source)

    Issue: ISP ‘Clear and Present Danger’ reports

     

    Not as advertised: Taxpayers, state workers spend millions on ‘depleted’ senior insurance plan

    WCIA 3

    Renée Cooper

    07/20/2022

    ‘“If you tell people, ‘This is who your providers are,’ then those should be your providers, or you should be able to change,” Republican Senator Chapin Rose of Mahomet reacted.’

     

    Harrington Law marking century in business

    The News-Gazette

    Deb Pressey

    07/24/2022

    “The law firm continues to employ state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, and in the past also employed former state Sen. Rick Winkel.”

     

    Ewing field day covers precision and conservation

    Illinois Farmer Today

    Staff

    07/21/2022

    “Senator Terri Bryant will open the program as she discusses the important role of public agricultural research and demonstration centers.”

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-23

    DeWitt Daily News

    Issue: Illinois Unemployment