Senators in the News

  • 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

  • Week of 07/11/2022

    Posted by · July 18, 2022 11:31 AM

    Firearm Legislation

    Measure to ban ‘assault weapons’ in Illinois gains cosponsors and criticism

    The Center Square

    Greg Bishop

    07/12/2022

    “State Sen. Neil Anderson, R-Andalusia, criticized advancing such measures.”

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    7-12-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (4 other sources)

    Issue: Firearm legislation to restrict gun ownership

     

    Sen. Darren Bailey

    7-13-22

    Benton Evening News (7 other sources)

    Issue: Assault weapons ban

     

    Sen. Darren Bailey

    7-13-22

    Illinois Times

    Issue: Assault weapons ban

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    7-13-22

    WIND Radio (Chicago)

    Issue: Assault weapons ban

     

    Sen. Darren Bailey

    7-14-22

    Kewanee Star-Courier

    Issue: Gun restrictions

    Higher Education

    Three bills impacting Illinois higher education now law

    The Center Square

    Andrew Hensel

    07/11/2022

    “During a spring debate on HB5464, state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Champaign, criticized the board's involvement due to previous failures.”

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    7-11-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (4 other sources)

    Issue: Higher education legislation

    Interviews

    The Stevie Jay Morning Show

    PodBean

    Stevie Jay & Diane Ducey

    07/12/2022

    “Stevie Jay & Diane Ducey talk politics with analyst Donald P Mazzella and Senator Chapin Rose in addition to sharing sports headlines and stories of the day.”

     

    NEWSRADIO WJPF INTERVIEW WITH DALE FOWLER

    NewsRadio WJPF

    Staff

    07/12/2022

    “Illinois State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) joins The Morning Newswatch.”

     

    State Senator Steve McClure - 7/12/2022

    WMAY 92.7 FM (Springfield)

    Staff

    07/12/2022

    “Patrick Pfingsten, filling in for Jim Leach, talks with Illinois State Senator Steve McClure.”

     

    Illinois State Senator Steve McClure

    WTAX NewsRadio 93.9 FM

    Joey M.

    07/11/2022

    “Joey McLaughlin talks with Illinois State Senator Steve McClure about the primary election, getting out in the newly proposed district and the possibility of a special session on abortion and gun control.”

     

    Terri Bryant Interview 7 - 13 – 22

    Soundcloud (WXAN)

    Radio Will

    07/13/2022

    “Illinois State Senator Terri Bryant joined WXAN to talk about the potential for a special session and the latest happenings in the Illinois Department of Corrections.”

     

    State Senator Chapin Rose 7-14-22

    The News Gazette

    Staff

    07/14/2022

    “Dave Gentry and CW Greer talk to State Senator Chapin Rose about issues during the June primary, what JB Pritzker has been up to, and more.”

    Unemployment Debt

    Unpaid unemployment debt to raise taxes for businesses

    CNY Central

    AUSTIN DENEAN - The National Desk

    07/11/2022

    ‘“We could’ve and should’ve avoided this by allocating some of the billions of federal dollars we got from the federal government last year,” Republican state Sen. Terri Bryant said in a statement.’

    MISC.

    Sen. Dave Sverson

    7-12-22

    Rockford Register Star

    Issue: Local industrial park redevelopment

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    7-13-22

    DuQuoin Evening Call (3 other sources)

    Issue: Southern Illinois Honor Flights

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    7-13-22

    Illinois Times

    Issue: Ending cash bail

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    7-14/15-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Fowler/Bonnen Foundation clothes for kids

     

  • Week of 07/04/2022

    Posted by · July 12, 2022 11:04 AM

    Dual Credit

    Bill to increase access to dual credit courses signed into law

    WSPY News

    Ethan Kruger

    07/08/2022

    “A bill meant to increase access to high school courses that also count for college credit was signed into law last month. Morris Republican State Senator Sue Rezin sponsored the bill.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    7-8-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris) (2 other sources)

    Issue: Dual college credit sources

    Gun Laws/ Highland Park Parade

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    7-6-22

    WCIA-TV (Champaign)

    Issue: React to Highland Park parade killings

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    7-6-22

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

    Issue: React to Highland Park parade killings

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    7-7-22

    WIND Radio (Chicago)

    Issue: React to Governor’s remarks following Highland Park parade killings

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    7-6-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (8 other sources)

    Issue: React to Highland Park parade killings

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    7-10-22

    WIND Radio (Chicago)

    Issue: Anderson criticizes Pritker’s emotional response to Highland Park shooting

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    7-6-22

    WCIA-TV (Champaign) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Illinois gun laws

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    7-6-22

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

    Issue: Illinois gun laws

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    7-6-22

    WMBD-TV (Peoria) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Illinois gun laws

     

    Using Firearms Restraining Order Act among solutions officials see to combat gun violence

    The Center Square

    Greg Bishop

    07/07/2022

    “State Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, said there should be more focus on mental health and utilization of the Firearm Restraining Order Act.”

     

    Will There Be a Push for Gun Legislation in Illinois?

    The Illinoize

    Patrick Pfingsten

    07/05/2022

    “Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Cherry Valley), a pro-gun lawmaker, said Monday Democrats are overreacting to the latest crisis.”

    Interviews

    NEWSRADIO WJPF INTERVIEW WITH JASON PLUMMER

    NewsRadio WJPF

    Staff

    07/06/2022

    “Illinois State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) joins The Morning Newswatch.”

    Roe V. Wade Overturn

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    7-7-22

    WRPW Radio (Bloomington/Normal) (4 other sources)

    Issue: Special Session on abortion

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    7-5-22

    Quincy Herald-Whig

    Issue: Special Session on abortion

    MISC.

    What Senator Rezin Wants Constituents to Know

    WCSJ News

    Justin Ritz

    07/08/2022

    “State Senator Sue Rezin and her staff will have traveling office hours this month.”

     

    Sen. Don De Witte

    7-8-22

    Chicago Tribune

    Issue: Elgin Secretary of State mobile unit event

     

    Sen. Jason Barickman

    7-10-22

    Bloomington Pantograph

    Issue: Redistricting gives Bloomington/Normal three state senators

     

    Sen. Sally Turner

    7-10-22

    Bloomington Pantograph

    Issue: Redistricting gives Bloomington/Normal three state senators

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    7-8-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: Traveling office hours

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-7-22

    FarmWeek

    Issue: U of I Agronomy Field Day July 28

     

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    7-7-22

    Hannibal Courier-Post (Hannibal, Mo.)

    Issue: Vendors sought for Fall Senior Adult Health Fair

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    7-7-22

    Metropolis Planet

    Issue: $200,000 DCEO grant for Ft. Massac/Massac Village development

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    7-7-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Mobile Secretary of state event in Kane County

     

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    7-6-22

    Quincy Herald Whig

    Issue: District office moving to new location

     

    Sen. Sally Turner

    7-6-22

    Lincoln Daily News

    Issue: Lodge Off 66 Grand Opening

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    7-4-22

    Metropolis Planet

    Issue: Cairo Port District funding

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    7-5-22

    Daily Herald

    Issue: Recycling event in Lake Zurich

  • Week of 06/27/2022

    Posted by · July 06, 2022 1:47 PM

    COVID-19

    Senator Rezin shares concerns about communities having budget issues due to Covid funds running dry

    WCSJ News

    Justin Ritz

    07/03/2022

    “State Senator Sue Rezin says that cities and villages should be careful about their use of COVID-19 relief funds.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    7-1-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: Covid funds for local government

    Roe V. Wade Overturn

    Grundy County Lawmaker Shares Thoughts On Abortion Ruling

    WCSJ Radio

    Tina Morrison

    06/28/2022

    “State Senator Sue Rezin was on WCSJ’s People R Talking, Monday, and spoke on one of the latest topics of interest across the country.”

    Tax Relief

    Statement From Senator Plummer On Pritzker’s Tax Relief Plan

    Effingham Radio

    Staff

    06/30/2022

    ‘State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) released the following statement after Governor Pritzker and legislative Democrats held a press conference touting their tax plan: “I don’t understand how the Governor and his legislative allies could possibly have the gall to brag about these supposed tax savings after spending the last three years trying to raise every tax and fee they could find.”’

     

    Illinois Relief Funds Exploited Due to Executive Indolence

    WCSJ Radio

    Tina Morrison

    06/29/2022

    “State Senator Sue Rezin says fraud prevention methods existed, at that time, they just were not implemented.  She added that, had available measures been taken, it would have saved millions, potentially even billions of dollars, in funding that, instead, our state saw simply wasted due to administration’s inaction on fraud prevention and identity protection.”

     

    Impacted Homeowner Jodi Eisenmann and Senator Rose Respond to AG’s Insulting Settlement

    Decatur Tribune

    Staff

    06/30/2022

    “While Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is patting his own back over settling litigation related to a major gas leak into the Mahomet Aquifer, the end result for affected families is virtually nothing, according to State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet).”

     

    Illinois tax policies some criticize as ‘election-year gimmicks’ begin Friday

    The Center Square

    Greg Bishop

    06/30/2022

    “State Sen. Darren Bailey, who voted for the tax reductions and rebate plan but not the overall budget, gave his characterization of the measures.”

     

    Sen. Jason Plummer

    7-1-22

    WMBD-TV (Peoria)

    Issue: Democrat “tax relief” plan

     

    Sen. Jason Plummer

    7-1-22

    WGN Radio (Chicago) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Democrat “tax relief” plan

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-28-22

    Newsweek magazine

    Issue: Temporary tax suspension on groceries and gasoline

    MISC.

    Lawmakers demand action on gun violence after 7 killed, dozens shot at Highland Park Independence Day parade

    The Daily Line

    Ben Szalinski

    07/06/2022

    “Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) called for a special session to focus on mental health resources to address gun violence.”

     

    Comptroller pledges to expedite payments to Cairo Port District

    Metropolis Planet

    SCENE STAFF

    07/04/2022

    “She was joined by State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg), who has spearheaded the effort to get the construction of the port going.”

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-27-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg)

    Issue: Alexander-Cairo Riverport project

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    7-1-22

    Southern Illinoisan

    Issue: Reed Station Road progress

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    7-1-22

    Southern Illinoisan

    Issue: Reed Station Road progress

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-30-22

    Day By Day Live (Chicago online media)

    Issue: Voting rights for prison inmates

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    7-1-22

    WLS Radio (Chicago)

    Issue: Voting for prison inmates

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    6-30-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (7 other sources)

    Issue: Out-of-state fireworks purchases

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-27-22

    Metropolis Planet

    Issue: Illinois’ State Snake

  • Week of 06/20/2022

    Posted by · June 28, 2022 3:42 PM

    Electric Costs

    GOP lawmakers: Angst over rising electric bills demands legislative action

    WGLT

    Charlie Schlenker

    06/21/2022

    ‘"I think what's going to happen is there's going to be a significant sticker shock. And we need to have found some viable solutions that could work," said State Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington.’

     

    “Sen. Sally Turner, R-Lincoln, said the price hikes are also uneven in Illinois.”

    Events

    Leaders gathered in Cairo for updates on the Alexander-Cairo port project

    KFVS 12

    Colin Baillie

    06/24/2022

    “Illinois state senator Dale Fowler knows how critical this port is going to be for his district.”

     

    Town Hall On Vandalia Correctional Center Sees Large Turnout

    Effingham Radio

    Staff

    06/24/2022

    “The event was hosted by State Senator Jason Plummer and State Representative Blaine Wilhour with local and district union officials in attendance as well as State Senator Terri Bryant and State Senator Steve McClure.”

     

    Professional bullriding event in Marion results in large donation for kids' shoes

    The Southern Illinoisan

    JOHN D. HOMAN

    06/20/2022

    ‘Judging by his actions, Sen. Dale Fowler may be taking a page from the Steve Miller Band of the 1970s as he makes every effort to "shoe the children with no shoes on their feet."’

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-22-22

    Southern Illinoisan

    Issue: Paying tribute to victims of the 1922 mine worker massacre

    IDES Fraud

    Republicans say Pritzker administration should have done more to combat IDES fraud

    WSPY News

    Ethan Kruger

    06/22/2022

    “Morris State Senator Sue Rezin says Governor J.B. Pritzker's administration should have done more to combat fraud in the Illinois Department of Employment Security.”

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    6-21-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris) (1 other source)

    Issue: IDES fraud/Pritzker should have done more

    Roe V. Wade Overturned

    Illinois still a safe haven for abortion, regardless of Supreme Court decision

    WIFR 23

    Mike Miletich

    06/24/2022

    “Republican lawmakers already criticized the governor’s call for a special session to address reproductive rights. Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) said mainstream Illinoisans don’t want lawmakers to push the state to the utter extreme on abortion policy.”

     

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls special legislative session on reproductive rights as Roe decision reverberates through Illinois politics

    Chicago Tribune

    Dan Petrella and Rick Pearson

    06/24/2022

    ‘“Pritzker is embracing an extreme agenda that will make Illinois an outlier even amongst the most liberal states,” Senate GOP leader Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods said in a statement.’

     

    Watch now: Pritzker calls for special session to address 'abhorrent' Supreme Court decision

    Kenosha News

    BRENDEN MOORE

    06/24/2022

    ‘Illinois Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, accused Pritzker and Democrats of wanting "to push Illinois to the utter extreme on abortion policy."’

     

    Illinois Gov. Pritzker calls for special session after Supreme Court overturns Roe

    State Journal-Register

    Zach Roth and Steven Spearie

    06/24/2022

    ‘State Sen. Steve McClure, R-Springfield, said Pritzker was using the special session as "a campaign tactic in the general election to scare voters. It's very disturbing."’

     

    ‘State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Belvidere, called the special session "total politics" and "a huge cost to taxpayers."’

     

    Pritzker to call special session on reproductive rights

    Capitol News Illinois

    PETER HANCOCK

    06/24/2022

    “Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie, of Hawthorn Woods, suggested in a news release that Democrats may also try to pass legislation to offer public funding for out-of-state residents to receive abortion services in Illinois.”

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-25-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (Multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-25-22

    Journal & Topics Newspapers (Northwest suburbs) (11 other sources)

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-24-22

    Belleville News Democrat

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-24-22

    Illinois Times

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-24-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-24-22

    Belleville News-Democrat

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-24-22

    Crain’s Chicago Business

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-24-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Dave Syverson

    6-24-22

    Rockford Register Star

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-24-22

    WAND-TV (Decatur) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-24-22

    Peoria Journal Star (2 other sources)

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    6-24-22

    Southern Illinoisan (5 other sources)

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    6-24-22

    KFVS-Tv (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Win Stoller

    6-24-22

    WYZZ-TV (Peoria)

    Issue: Roe v Wade

     

    Sen. Win Stoller

    6-24-22

    WMBD Radio (Peoria)

    Issue: Roe v Wade

    MISC.

    SEN. DALE FOWLER NAMED ‘CHAMPION OF FREE ENTERPRISE’ BY ILLINOIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    US 97.7

    06/20/2022
    ‘State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) has been named a Champion of Free Enterprise by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce for his contributions “to the defense of free enterprise, and the furtherance of economic opportunities for all Illinoisans.”’

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-21-22

    DuQuoin Evening Call (3 other sources)

    Issue: Fowler named Champion of Free Enterprise

     

    Stoller files legislation to prevent 9-1-1 funding sweep

    93.3 The Drive

    Staff

    06/22/2022

    “To help ensure public safety and access to federal funding, State Senator Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) has filed a bill to prevent a sweep of Illinois’ 9-1-1 Fund.”

     

    Sen. Jason Plummer

    6-26-22

    Effingham Daily News

    Issue: $5 million in state grants for Effingham

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    6-20-22

    DeWitt Daily News

    Issue: Caterpillar moves out of Illinois

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    6-21-22

    Illinois Policy Institute

    Issue: Illinois’ fireworks ban

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-21-22

    DuQuoin Evening Call (3 other sources)

    Issue: Illinois’ state snake

     

    Sen. Win Stoller

    6-21-22

    WMBD Radio (Peoria)

    Issue: Legislation to prevent 9-1-1 funding sweep

     

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    6-22-22

    Quincy Herald-Whig

    Issue: Honoring retiring Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-22-22

    Illinois Times

    Issue: Ending cash bail/SAFE-T Act opposition

     

    Sen. Dave Syverson

    6-23-22

    Illinois Online Gambling (Industry media)

    Issue: Legalizing online gambling

  • Week of 06/13/2022

    Posted by · June 22, 2022 10:33 AM

    Education

    Rezin Sponsored Legislation to Expand High School Dual Credit Access

    WCSJ

    Tina Morrison

    06/15/2022

    “More high school students can now receive high school credits, from a dual credit program that was recently signed into law, thanks to legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Deputy Minority Leader, Sue Rezin.”

     

    New legislation expands access to high school dual credit courses

    Shaw Media

    Shaw Local News Network

    06/14/2022

    “More high school students can now receive high school credits from a dual credit program thanks to legislation sponsored by Illinois State Senator Sue Rezin, which was recently signed into law.”

     

    Rezin-sponsored legislation expands access to dual credit courses

    WALLS 102

    Staff

    06/19/2022

    ‘“This law will create more opportunities for high school students to gain access to academic courses and credits that were previously unavailable to them,” said legislation sponsor Deputy Minority Leader Senator Sue Rezin of Morris.’

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    6-19-22

    WCMY Radio (Ottawa)

    Issue: Dual credit college courses for high school students

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    6-14-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: High School dual credit courses

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    6-15-22

    WCSJ Radio (Morris)

    Issue: High School dual credit courses

    Events

    State Sen. Stewart announces traveling office visits

    Shaw Media, Regional Media

    Staff

    06/14/2022

    “State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) announced traveling office hours for the 45th District.”

     

    Baby formula donation drive in Lincoln

    WRSP/WICS

    Staff

    06/16/2022

    “State Senator Sally Turner, R-Beason, is asking for donations of unused, unopened, unexpired baby formula.”

     

    Sen. Sally Turner Launches Baby Formula Drive

    Cities 92.9

    Tom Davis

    06/14/2022

    “State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) is announcing the launch of a baby formula drive in response to the ongoing formula shortage hitting the nation.”

     

    Sen. Sally Turner

    6-14-22

    WRPW Radio (Bloomington/Normal)

    Issue: Baby formula drive

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    6-17-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Newly-renovated Thorton Park

    Health

    Sen. Jil Tracy

    6-14-22

    Jacksonville Journal-Courier

    Issue: Latex gloves banned for health care and food service settings

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-14-22

    Jacksonville Journal-Courier

    Issue: Latex gloves banned for health care and food service settings

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-15-22

    Chicago Sun-Times

    Issue: McConchie denounces state budget giveaways

    Infrastructure

    Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation to Modernize Infrastructure Improvement Process

    The Center Square, My Radio Link

    Kevin Bessler

    06/15/2022

    ‘“This innovative approach to designing and building our state’s infrastructure will save time and money, and that’s a win-win for the taxpayers of Illinois,” said State Senator Donald DeWitte (R-St. Charles), Chief Co-Sponsor of the legislation and Minority Spokesperson of the Senate Transportation Committee.’

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    6-15-22

    WMCI Radio (Mattoon)

    Issue: Infrastructure improvement process

    State Designations

    Theatre In The Park Named Official State Theatre

    92.7 WMAY

    Newsroom

    06/14/2022

    “Governor JB Pritzker has signed legislation sponsored by Republican state Representative Tim Butler and GOP state Senator Sally Turner giving that designation to Theatre in the Park at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site.”

     

    Sen. Sally Turner

    6-14-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield)

    Issue: Theatre in the Park at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site named Official State Theatre

     

    Gov. Pritzker designates official snake of Illinois with help from Carterville student

    KFVS 12

    Lucas Sellem

    06/16/2022

    “Gentry Heiple worked with Senator Dale Fowler to establish the eastern milk snake as the state snake of Illinois.”

     

    Illinois designates State Snake thanks to Carterville student's efforts

    WSIL TV 3, Newswires EIN

    Staff

    06/16/2022

    ‘“I was honored to carry this legislation over from the House and sponsor a bill that not only established an official state snake but brought to life the vision of 11-year-old Gentry Heiple, from Southern Illinois who took the initiative in making sure our state indeed had an official snake,” said State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).’

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-18-22

    EdGlen Today (Edwardsville/Glen Carbon) (1 other source)

    Issue: State snake designation

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-17-22

    KMOX Radio (St. Louis, Mo) (multiple newscasts)

    Issue: State snake designation

    Unemployment Fraud

    Illinois lawmakers want investigation after audit shows unaccountable unemployment fraud

    The Center Square

    Kevin Bessler

    06/17/2022

    ‘"That is what really is surprising everybody, just a massive amount of money stolen, and the governor is just throwing up his hands claiming it is not his fault," said Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods.’

     

    Auditor General: Inadequate reporting leads to no opinion on unemployment office financials

    The Center Square

    Greg Bishop

    06/16/2022

    “Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, said the report shows Gov. J.B. Pritzker mismanaged IDES.”

     

    Illinois paid out nearly $2 billion in federal funds for fraudulent pandemic unemployment claims, audit finds

    Chicago Tribune

    Joe Mahr and Dan Petrella

    06/16/2022

    ‘Senate GOP leader Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods issued a statement Thursday calling the audit “further evidence of the mismanagement within IDES that has been so clearly evident throughout the pandemic.”’

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-17-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (5 other sources)

    Issue: UI Fund fraud

    MISC.

    Report from state task force on jobs is too flawed to be starting point for public policy

    Chicago Sun-Times

    State Sen. Donald DeWitte (R-St. Charles), State Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria), Future of Work Task Force

    06/15/2022

    “When the Legislature approved the Illinois Future of Work Task Force, a framework was created so stakeholders could work collaboratively to assess the state’s economy and labor market and identify policies to help businesses, workers, and communities thrive.”

     

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    6-17-22

    DeWitt Daily News

    Issue: Illinois’ coming energy shortage

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-18-22

    Chicago Sun Times

    Issue: Juneteenth

  • Week of 06/06/2022

    Posted by · June 13, 2022 3:38 PM

    Education

    Sen. Chapin Rose

    6-11-22

    Champaign News-Gazette

    Issue: Speaking to the Champaign County Retired Teachers

     

    Local Companies Hire Students as Summer Interns

    WCSJ News

    Tina Morrison

    06/10/2022

    “Senator Sue Rezin and the GEDC partnered with local industry and education, in 2013, to launch the program.”

    Events

    State Senator Brian Stewart Traveling Office Hours

    Regional Media

    Tom Katz

    06/10/2022

    “State Senator Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) is announcing that his District Office staff has set Traveling Office Hours for June in nine communities in the 45th Senate District.”

     

    Vandalia Prison Town Hall Meeting Rescheduled to June 22

    97.9 XFM

    Greg Sapp

    06/10/2022

    “State Representative Blaine Wilhour and State Senator Jason Plummer Friday said their town hall meeting concerning the Vandalia Correctional Center has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 22.”

    Pre-Judgment Interest Law

    Sen. Craig Wilcox

    6-8-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield) (7 other sources)

    Issue: Pre-judgement interest law declared unconstitutional

     

    Sen. Craig Wilcox

    6-8-22

    WIND Radio (Chicago)

    Issue: Pre-judgement interest law declared unconstitutional

     

    Judge finds personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits law unconstitutional

    The Center Square

    Andrew Hensel

    06/08/2022

    “State Sen. Craig Wilcox led the push against the passing of the law and further explained the court's ruling.”

    Public Safety

    Q&A: State Senator Jason Barickman on gun policy choices

    WGLT

    Charlie Schlenker

    06/08/2022

    “WGLT's Charlie Schlenker talks with state Sen. Jason Barickman about policy choice in the debate over guns. Barickman is a Republican from Bloomington-Normal.”

     

    Sen. John Curran

    6-12-22

    WFLD-TV (Chicago) (Flannery Fired Up and newscasts) (6 other sources)

    Issue: Chicago crime

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-10-22

    WLDS/WEAI Radio (Jacksonville)

    Issue: Mowing at the shuttered Jacksonville Developmental Center/state’s responsibility

     

    Sen. Sue Rezin

    6-11-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Reviewing Illinois’ law allowing the use of body armor by civilians

    Redistricting

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-7-22

    Illinois Business Journal

    Issue: Redistricting judicial subdistricts

     

    Sen. Dan McConchie

    6-6-22

    EdGlenToday.com (Edwardsville/Glen Carbon)

    Issue: Judicial subcircuit lawsuit

    Veterans Affairs

    Fallen soldier honored with sign dedication

    KFVS 12

    Mike Mohundro

    06/06/2022

    “Windhorst and Illinois State Senator Dale Fowler, with the 59th District, partnered together in advancing House Joint Resolution 42 through the House and Senate. The General Assembly paid tribute to Romines and passed the bill which memorializes the passing of the fallen U. S. soldier and renamed Highway 146.”

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-6-22

    KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Issue: Portion of Route 1 named after Sgt. Brian Romines

    MISC.

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-6-22

    Aviation Pros (Industry media)

    Issue: Southern Illinois Airport expansion

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    6-6-22

    Aviation Pros (Industry media)

    Issue: Southern Illinois Airport expansion

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-10-22

    Jacksonville Journal-Courier

    Issue: New Bereavement Law/newspaper notes Sen. McClure’s not voting

     

    With electric vehicle sales growing, how will we pay for road repairs?

    Daily Herald

    Marni Pyke

    06/06/2022

    ‘"The goal is to increase electric vehicle use in the state to reduce fossil fuel consumption, but at the same time we're cutting off our noses to spite our faces and reducing our transportation funding in the process," state Sen. Don DeWitte said.’

     

    Local Officials: Revised JDC Mowing Plan Isn’t Enough

    WLDS/WEAI

    Jeremy Coumbes

    06/10/2022

    “Ezard says since this first became an issue this year, he, State Senator Steve McClure, and State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer have all been in constant contact with officials trying to make something happen at the grounds.”

  • Week of 05/30/2022

    Posted by · June 06, 2022 3:30 PM

    Energy

    Federal Grid Operator concerned over power outages ahead of Summer

    KFVS 12

    Colin Baillie

    06/02/2022

    “State Senator Terri Bryant says the rolling blackouts that could happen this summer could be impactful. Not only to residential customers but also businesses and schools.”

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    6-2-22

    WGEM-TV (Quincy)

    Issue: Power grid shortcomings/rolling blackouts this summer

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    6-6-22

    Daily Herald

    Issue: Transportation funding in the era of electric vehicles/Charging for vehicle miles traveled

    Events

    Ugaste, DeWitte to host mobile office hours Thursday in Huntley

    Northwest Herald

    Shaw Local News Network

    05/31/2022

    “State Rep. Dan Ugaste and State Sen. Don DeWitte will host mobile office hours Thursday in Huntley.”

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    5-31-22

    Ogle County Newspapers

    Issue: Mobile office hours

     

    Vandalia Correctional Center Town Hall Postponed

    WGEL

    Staff

    06/02/2022

    “Senator Jason Plummer and Representative Blaine Wilhour have announced that they have had to postpone their Town Hall on the Vandalia Correctional Center, which was scheduled for Monday, June 6.”

     

    Sen. Jason Plummer

    6-1-22

    Effingham Daily News

    Issue: Postponement of Town Hall on the Vandalia CC

    Interviews

    NEWSRADIO WJPF INTERVIEW WITH DALE FOWLER

    WJPF News Radio

    Staff

    05/31/2022

    “Illinois State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) joins The Morning Newswatch.”

    Public Safety

    SWANSON BILL TO HELP EMERGENCY DISPATCHERS SIGNED INTO LAW

    WGIL Galesburg’s News

    Staff

    06/01/2022

    “Legislation sponsored by State Senator Neil Anderson (R-Andalusia) and State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) was signed into law late last week.”

     

    Dispatchers now classified as first responders

    KHQA 7

    WICS/WRSP Staff

    05/31/2022

    “Classifying emergency medical dispatchers as first responders will allow them to have access to many of the same services and benefits as other first responders, according to one of the bill's sponsors, State Senator Neil Anderson, R-Andalusia.”

     

    Bill to support emergency dispatchers signed into law

    Quad Cities

    Sharon Wren

    05/31/2022

    “Emergency dispatchers will now be able to access many of the same services and benefits as other first responders, thanks to legislation sponsored by State Senator Neil Anderson (R-Andalusia) and State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) that was signed into law last week.”

     

    Turner-Sponsored Legislation to Protect Victims’ Privacy Becomes Law

    Cities 92.9

    Tom Davis

    05/31/2022

    “Legislation introduced by State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) that would provide victims of child sex crimes with additional privacy protections was signed into law on May 27.”

     

    McClure DCFS Worker Pepper Spray Bill Signed Into Law

    WLDS/WEAI

    Benjamin Cox

    05/31/2022

    “Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 1486 on Friday. The measure was chiefly sponsored by 50th District State Senator Steve McClure, who introduced the measure after Deidre Silas was murdered in Thayer while doing a home visit for endangered children in January.”

     

    DCFS employees will soon be able to carry pepper spray

    Fox

    WRSP/WICS Staff

    06/01/2022

    ‘“Frontline DCFS workers face dangerous situations far too often as they work to protect the vulnerable children of Illinois,” said Senator Steve McClure. “This will give those employees the ability to carry pepper spray and create a training program to ensure they know how to use it in an emergency situation.”’

     

    Sex offender employee loophole closure takes effect after the Illinois State Fair

    KHQA 7

    Marcella Baietto

    06/01/2022

    “That event then prompted lawmakers like Senator Steve McClure, R-Springfield, and Senator Turner to close a loophole that allowed registered sex offenders to work at the State Fair, but just not at county fairs.”

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    6-1-22

    WGIL Radio (Galesburg)

    Issue: Emergency dispatchers as First Responders

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    5-31-22

    WYZZ-TV (Peoria)

    Issue: Emergency dispatchers as First Responders

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    5-31-22

    WICD-TV (Champaign) (2 other sources)

    Issue: Emergency dispatchers as First Responders

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    5-31-22

    OurQuadCities.com

    Issue: Emergency dispatchers as First Responders

     

    Sen. Sally Turner

    5-31-22

    WRPW Radio (Bloomington/Normal)

    Issue: Child Sex Crime victim privacy

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    5-31-22

    WMAY Radio (Springfield)

    Issue: Sex offenders banned from carnival jobs

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    5-31-22

    WLDS/WEAI Radio (Jacksonville)

    Issue: DCFS workers can carry pepper spray

     

    Sen. Neil Anderson

    6-1-22

    WQAD-TV (Quad Cities) (1 other source)

    Issue: Emergency dispatchers as First Responders

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-1-22

    KHQA-TV (Hannibal/Quincy) (2 other sources)

    Issue: DCFS workers can carry pepper spray

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-1-22

    WICD-TV (Champaign) (1 other source)

    Issue: Sex offenders banned from carnival jobs

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-2-22

    WICS-TV (Springfield) (multiple newscasts) (1 other source)

    Issue: Sex offenders banned from carnival jobs

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-2-22

    WICD-TV (Champaign)

    Issue: Sex offenders banned from carnival jobs

     

    Sen. Steve McClure

    6-2-22

    WCCU-TV (Springfield)

    Issue: Sex offenders banned from carnival jobs

     

    Veterans Affairs

    Don Cooper, other soldiers honored at Harrisburg's 'Little Arlington'

    WSIL TV 3

    Danny Valle

    05/30/2022

    ‘"There's no question that Don is smiling as he always smiled each and everyday," Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) said. "He's smiling down today at Little Arlington about how proud he is of this incredible memorial."’

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-3-22

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

    Issue: Portion of Route 1 named after Sgt. Brian Romans

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-3-22

    WPSD-TV (Paudcah, KY)

    Issue: Portion of Route 1 named after Sgt. Brian Romans

    MISC.

    Change in state law to help youth entrepreneurs

    The Southern Illinoisian

    LES O'DELL

    06/01/2022

    “State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, introduced a bill to amend a previously enacted state code which directs the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic to establish Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers throughout the state.”

     

    Sen. Don DeWitte

    5-31-22

    WIFR-TV (Rockford) (4 other sources)

    Issue: Future of Work task force

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-1-22

    Southern Illinoisan

    Issue: IDCEO Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers

     

    Sen. Dale Fowler

    6-3-22

    Southern Illinoisan

    Issue: Southern Illinois Airport expansion

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    6-3-22

    Southern Illinoisan

    Issue: Southern Illinois Airport expansion

     

    Sen. Terri Bryant

    6-3-22

    WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (1 other source)

    Issue: Murphysboro Airport expansion/job creation

     

    As some states take measures to relieve gas prices like tax suspensions, Illinois does little, critics say

    The Center Square

    Kevin Bessler

    06/02/2022

    “State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Cherry Valley, called on lawmakers to head back to Springfield for a special session to address the situation.”