Week of 01/31/2022

Budget/ State of the State address

Sen. Neil Anderson

2-2-22

OurQuadCities

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Craig Wilcox

2-2-22

Daily Herald

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Craig Wilcox

2-2-22

Lake County Gazette (1 other source)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Craig Wilcox

2-2-22

McHenry County Times

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Sally Turner

2-3-22

WRPW Radio (Normal)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Sally Turner 

2-2-22

WFLD-TV (Chicago)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Sally Turner

2-4-22

DeWitt Daily News

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Turner Reacts to Governor’s Budget Address

Cities 92.9

Tom Davis

02/03/2022

‘State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) released the following statement in response to the Governor’s Budget Address: “Although there are parts of the Governor’s proposed budget that sound great, such as increases for public safety, a much-needed crime lab facility in Decatur, and human service increases to address mental health issues, I have serious concerns about its sustainability. This budget contains a continuous state operational increase of roughly $2.5 billion. After the federal stimulus money is spent and federal assistance programs end, I fear the same problems that our state’s finances have been plagued by for years will occur once again.’

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

2-2-22

Quincy Herald-Whig

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

2-2-22

West Central Reporter (2 other sources)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

2-4-22

WQRF-TV (Rockford)

Issue: React to Governor’s budget tax break proposals

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

2-7-22

WTVO-TV (Rockford) (1 other source) (two additional reports on WTVO that day)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address tax breaks

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

2-3-22

WQRF-TV (Rockford) (2 additional newscasts)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

2-3-22

WTVO-TV (Rockford)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Pritzker presents $45B budget amid storm, GOP criticism

Fairfield Citizen

JOHN O'CONNOR

02/02/2022

‘Sen. Dave Syverson said the federal money reduces overall spending, but disguises a $2.5 billion increase in operations. Those are costs that will continue even when there's no federal money to cover them, the Rockford Republican said, presenting “a massive cliff after the election that unfortunately taxpayers are going to get stuck with.”’

 

Governor J.B. Pritzker will propose $1 billion in tax cuts

23 WIFR

Stephanie Quirk

01/31/2022

‘“Mr. taxing governor, who has raised taxes every single year on working families,” said Senator Dave Syverson (R). “Now he’s in a tough election, and all the sudden he’s talking about reducing taxes.”’

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

2-3-22

WUEZ Radio (Carterville, IL)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

2-2-22

Bloomington Pantagraph (84 other sources)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

2-3-22

WTVO-TV (Rockford)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

2-3-22

WQRF-TV (Rockford) 

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Win Stoller 

2-2-22

WFLD-TV (Chicago)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Win Stoller 

2-3-22

WMBD-TV (Peoria) (Multiple times)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Win Stoller

2-2-22

WYZZ-TV (Peoria)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Win Stoller

2-3-22

WMBD Radio (Peoria)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Win Stoller

2-2-22

WYZZ-TV (Peoria)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Brian Stewart

2-2-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Preview of Governor’s State of State/Budget Address

 

Area Lawmakers Quick to React to Governor’s Budget Message

Vermilion County First

Bill Pickett

02/02/2022

“Area lawmakers were quick to react Wednesday to Governor JB Pritzker’s combined State of the State and Budget Address.  State Senator Chapin Rose, a Republican from Mahomet, said the Governor is out of touch with reality…”

 

Snow Problem: Pritzker presents $45.4B budget despite historic snow storm

Fox News Illinois

Matt Roy

02/03/2022

‘"It's reminiscent of the Blagojevich era," said Senate Chapin Rose, R-Champaign.’

 

Pritzker offers election year tax breaks in budget proposal

WAND

Doug Wolfe

02/02/2022

“State Senator Chapin Rose, (R) Mahomet, says the budget plan is “disconnected from reality” because it only provides the one-year of relief during an election year despite inflation.”

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-2-22

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-4-22

DeWitt Daily News

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-3-22

WAND-TV (Decatur) (1 other source)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address tax breaks

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-2-22

WAND-TV (Decatur)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-3-22

Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia) (from the Center Square)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address crime prevention proposals

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-3-22

WICD-TV (Champaign)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Local Lawmakers React To Governor Pritzker's Budget Address

WCSJ News

Justin Ritz

02/03/2022

“State Senator Sue Rezin shared her thoughts via a Facebook video late on Wednesday afternoon.”

 

Area Lawmakers React to Budget Address

WSPY News

Ethan Kruger

02/03/2022

“Morris Republican State Senator Sue Rezin thinks that some of the governor's proposed tax cuts on gas and groceries and property tax rebates are good ideas, but she wants them to be permanent.”

 

Local GOP lawmakers call for long-term tax relief after Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget address

Shaw Local

Derek Barichello

02/02/2022

“State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) said the one-year, $1 billion tax relief plan Gov. JB Prtizker proposed in his budget address Wednesday is not enough to soften the impact of inflation on Illinois consumers.”

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-4-22

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (17 other sources)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package/Democrat response

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-3-22

WSPY Radio (Aurora)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-3-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-3-22

AdVantage News (1 other source)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-2-22

WCMY Radio (Ottawa)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-3-22

Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia) (7 other sources) (from the Center Square)

Issue: React to Governor’s budget address crime prevention proposals

 

Sen. Jason Plummer

2-2-22

WXEF Radio (Effingham)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Jason Plummer

2-2-22

AdVantage News

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen Plummer statement on Budget/State of the State Address

Vandalia Radio

Todd Stapleton

02/03/2022

“State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) released the following statement after the Governor’s State of the State and Budget Address.”

 

Pritzker Delivers Budget, State of State Address

Premier Broadcasting

Greg Sapp

02/02/2022

‘Criticism of the proposal has been heard from State Senator Jason Plummer: “Just like the movie Groundhog Day, this budget address feels like the same thing we’ve heard every year. The Governor is ratcheting up state spending while somehow claiming to be cutting spending, refusing to address or even acknowledge mismanagement in his administration, and doing nothing to actually stem the tide of violent crime.”’

 

Senate Republicans unveil legislative package to support law enforcement, hold violent criminals accountable

My Radio Link

Staff

02/01/2022

‘“There is no excuse to go another single day without addressing the crime wave that is wreaking havoc on our state. While our package won’t eliminate crime completely, it would get us on a good path toward safer neighborhoods,” said Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods).’

 

Snow Problem: Pritzker presents $45.4B budget despite historic snow storm

Fox News Illinois

Matt Roy

02/03/2022

‘"One of the things that I have some concerns about is that the Governor is proposing what appears to be about $2.5 billion in permanent government expansion while only providing about $1 billion in tax relief and only on a short term basis," Senate minority leader Dan McConchie, R- Lake Zurich, said.’

 

Snow storm stiff arm: Pritzker to deliver State of State from Old State Capitol after House cancels session

WCIA News

Mark Maxwell

02/01/2022

‘“The fact that he continues to operate so unilaterally, I think, is problematic for democracy in general,” Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) said. “No one person can have all the answers; and because of the geographic diversity of the legislature being all across the state, we have a lot of valuable things to bring to the table to help the governor through a kind of pandemic emergency like what we’ve seen over the past couple of years.”’

 

Pritzker to pitch tax relief during budget address; Republicans say it's a temporary, 'election-year gimmick'

The Center Square, The Washington Examiner

Greg Bishop

02/02/2022

“Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, said what Republicans have been saying for years. There needs to be permanent tax relief.”

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-2-22

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (2 other sources)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

 

Republicans call it “election year gimmicks,” but Democrats give strong praise to Pritzker’s budget proposal

The Daily Line

Ben Szalinski

02/03/2022

‘“The concern that I have is the governor is laying the groundwork for permanent spending increases that are going to strangle taxpayers in future years based on the decisions that are being made today,” Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) said.’

 

“Some Republicans did offer their support for portions of Pritzker’s plan, including Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), who said he was happy Pritzker was pledging to put more money toward pensions. Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) said she was glad to hear Pritzker’s message on getting the state’s “fiscal house in order,” but she also wants to make sure Republicans are involved in the budget process.”

 

‘“I look forward to being at the table to negotiate this and hopefully the governor does not simply limit it to people who check certain boxes for him as to the way he views the world and is actually open to some new ideas,” Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) said.’

 

Legislative leaders mixed on details of Pritzker’s proposed tax relief

The Center Square

Greg Bishop

02/02/2022

“Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, also had concerns, but didn’t elaborate.”

 

Pritzker Budget Boosts DCFS, Schools; Provides One Year Tax Breaks on Gas, Groceries

The Illinoize

Patrick Pfingsten

02/02/2022

‘From Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods): “Alongside with a significant, permanent expansion of state government, the Governor is offering taxpayers a limited one-time election year tax reduction instead of the long-term tax relief Illinois families desperately need.”’

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-2-22

TownNews (Moline)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-6-22

WQAD-TV (Quad Cities)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-5-22

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (8 other sources)

Issue: Governor’s gas tax freeze

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-4-22

Peoria Journal Star (2 other sources)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-3-22

WICD-TV (Champaign)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Local General Assembly Members React to Pritzker’s State of the State Address

WLDS/WEAI

Benjamin Cox

02/05/2022

“State Senator Steve McClure was happy that Governor J.B. Pritzker mentioned giving more money for crime prevention in his annual State of the State address yesterday.”

 

Sen. Steve McClure

2-3-22

Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-2-22

WYOU-TV (Scranton, PA.) (17 other sources)

Issue: Preview of Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-2-22

The Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia) (7 other sources)

Issue: Preview of Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Steve McClure 

2-2-22

Edwardsville Intelligencer

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Steve McClure

2-2-22

WGEM-TV (Quincy)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Steve McClure

2-2-22

DeWitt Daily News

Issue: Senate Republican ethics package

 

Sen. Steve McClure

2-6-22

West Central Reporter

Issue: React to Governor’s budget address crime prevention proposals

 

Sen. Steve McClure

2-6-22

AdVantage News (1 other source)

Issue: React to Governor’s budget address crime prevention proposals

 

Sen. Steve McClure

2-5-22

WLDS Radio (Jacksonville)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Steve McClure

2-4-22

WIND Radio (Chicago)

Issue: React to Governor’s budget address crime prevention

 

Sen. Neil Anderson

2-2-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-4-22

Peoria Journal Star (2 other sources)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-3-22

Effingham Daily News

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-3-22

WIFR-TV (Rockford)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-2-22

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (2 other sources)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-2-22

Daily Herald

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-4-22

WMAQ-TV (Chicago)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Don DeWitte

2-2-22

Daily Herald

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-3-22

WAWV-TV (Terre Haute, IN)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

2-3-22

WICD-TV (Champaign)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

2-2-22

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (2 other sources)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

2-2-22

WRPW Radio (Normal)

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. John Curran

2-2-22

Daily Herald

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

2-2-22

The Bond Buyer

Issue: React to Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

2-6-22

The Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia) (8 other sources)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget grocer tax break proposal

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

2-5-22

Chambana Sun

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

2-4-22

DeWitt Daily News

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address

 

Sen. Barickman Statement on Budget/State of the State Address

Cities 92.9

Tom Davis

02/02/2022

‘State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) released the following statement after the Governor’s Budget and State of the State Address: “The people of Illinois deserve long-term solutions that reduce crime, provide tax relief and result in our government spending within its means. However, Governor Pritzker’s budget pairs temporary tax relief with permanent spending increases, while relying heavily on one-time federal COVID revenues. Middle-class families deserve permanent tax relief, not election year gimmicks that fail to address Illinois’ crushing property tax burden and rampant inflation.”’

 

Area Lawmakers Quick to React to Governor’s Budget Message

Vermilion County First

Bill Pickett

02/02/2022

“State Senator Jason Barickman, a Bloomington Republican, said the governor’s budget plan relies heavily on one-time federal COVID revenues. ‘’Middle-class families deserve permanent tax relief, not election year gimmicks that fail to address Illinois’ crushing property tax burden and rampant inflation,’’ added Barrickman.”

 

Snow Problem: Pritzker presents $45.4B budget despite historic snow storm

Fox News Illinois

Matt Roy

02/03/2022

‘"It's clear that his budget is filled with one-time gimmicks designed to generate good news for voters in this election year," Republican Senator Jason Barickman of Bloomington said.’

 

Republicans call it “election year gimmicks,” but Democrats give strong praise to Pritzker’s budget proposal

The Daily Line

Ben Szalinski

02/03/2022

‘“The concern that I have is the governor is laying the groundwork for permanent spending increases that are going to strangle taxpayers in future years based on the decisions that are being made today,” Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) said.’

 

Lawmakers say Pritzker’s grocery tax proposal doesn’t go far enough

The Center Square

Kevin Bessler

02/06/2022

“Pritzker said those options are only available to the state because of recent fiscal responsibility, but state Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, said the numbers don’t add up in the governor's budget.”

 

Sen. Terri Bryant 

1-31-22 

Issue: Preview of Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

2-4-22

Belleville News Democrat

Issue: React to Governor’s budget address tax breaks

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

2-2-22

Advantage News

Issue: Preview of Governor’s State of the State/Budget Address

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

2-5-22

Carbondale Reporter

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address tax breaks

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

2-5-22

WUEZ-TV (Evansville, IN) (2 other sources)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address tax breaks

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

2-4-22

Marietta Daily Journal (20 other sources) (from the Belleville News Democrat)

Issue: React to Governor’s Budget Address tax breaks

 

Republicans call it “election year gimmicks,” but Democrats give strong praise to Pritzker’s budget proposal

The Daily Line

Ben Szalinski

02/03/2022

“Some Republicans did offer their support for portions of Pritzker’s plan, including Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), who said he was happy Pritzker was pledging to put more money toward pensions. Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) said she was glad to hear Pritzker’s message on getting the state’s “fiscal house in order,” but she also wants to make sure Republicans are involved in the budget process.”

 

Lawmakers say Pritzker’s grocery tax proposal doesn’t go far enough

The Center Square

Kevin Bessler

02/06/2022

“But state Sen. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, said it is a drop in the bucket.”

 

Would proposed grocery, gas and property tax breaks be big enough to help Illinoisans?

Belleville News-Democrat, The Pantagraph

Kelsey Landis

02/04/2022

‘"I appreciate that the Governor somewhat recognized the need to get our fiscal house in order as well as the need to provide financial relief to our taxpayers," said state Sen. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro. "However, the people of our state need more than his one-year, election gimmick relief proposals."’

Education

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-5-22

Bloomington Pantagraph (6 other sources)

Issue: School mask mandate/Sen. Bailey’s original lawsuit against Pritzker

 

Sen. Sue Rezin 

2-2-22

TownNews (Moline)

Issue: Illinois teacher shortage

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-3-22

Waukesha Freeman

Issue: Illinois’ teacher shortage

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-5-22

Peoria Journal Star (1 other source)

Issue: School mask mandate/Sen. Bailey’s original lawsuit against Pritzker

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-4-22

WXEF Radio (Effingham)

Issue: School mask mandate/Sen. Bailey’s original lawsuit against Pritzker

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-4-22

Daily Magazine (cannot find the location) (2 other sources)

Issue: School mask mandate/Sen. Bailey’s original lawsuit against Pritzker

 

Sen. Jason Barickman 

2-1-22 

KWMU Radio (St. Louis) 

Issue: Substitute teacher shortage 

Ethics

Sen. Jil Tracy

2-2-22

Peoria Standard

Issue: Senate GOP Ethics package

 

Sen. Win Stoller 

2-2-22

Northwest Illinois Times

Issue: Senate Republican ethics package

 

'We haven't forgotten our promise;' Tracy vows to keep fighting for ethics reform

Peoria Standard

Solange DeLisle

02/02/2022

“State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) and other Republican lawmakers in the state Senate want to see an end to political corruption in Illinois which has created a black-eye on the state's government for years.”

 

Tracy: 'We must take meaningful action to truly address corruption within our government'

West Central Reporter

Glenn Minnis

02/02/2022

“Senate Legislative Ethics Committee Chair Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) is pressing Democrats to remain true to their vows of bringing ethics reform to Springfield.”

Law Enforcement

Sen. Neil Anderson 

1-31-22 

Edwardsville Intelligencer 

Issue: Capital punishment for cop killers

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

2-1-22

Kane County Reporter

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Brian Stewart

2-5-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Illinois Republicans highlight measure to fund police, fight crime

The Center Square

Kevin Bessler

02/01/2022

‘“We said we are here, let’s do this now, let’s take the violent criminals off our streets, let’s take action,” said Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet. “Nothing. Crickets.”’

 

Legislation to assist police, lock up criminals can’t wait, Republican senators say

The Daily Line

Ben Szalinski 

02/02/2022

‘“It’s time to take action,” Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) said in a news conference in Springfield Tuesday. “It is past time. How many more people need to be shot, how many more cars need to be hijacked, how many more people need to be murdered before the Democrats in this building do something?”’

 

Rose: 'How many more people need to be murdered before the Democrats in this building do something?'

Chambana Sun

Glenn Minnis

02/06/2022

“State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) is pressing lawmakers in Springfield to make good on the crime-busting vows they made going back to last year.”

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-5-22

Ogle County Newspapers (7 other sources)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-5-22

McLean County Times (1 other source)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-4-22

Journal Gazette & Times Courier (17 other sources)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-2-22

DeWitt Daily News

Issue: Senate Republican Crime Package

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-6-22

Chambana Sun (2 other sources)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

1-31-22

WAND-TV (Decatur)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-1-22

WLS-TV (Chicago)

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-1-22

Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia) – A Center Square story

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-1-22

Crain’s Chicago Business

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-1-22

WAND-TV (Decatur)

Issue: Senate Republican crime package 

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-3-22

AdVantage News

Issue: Senate Republican Crime Package

 

Senate Republicans unveil legislative package to support law enforcement, hold violent criminals accountable

My Radio Link

Staff

02/01/2022

‘“As a mother myself, we owe it to the parents of this state to provide a safer place for them to raise their kids,” said Senate Republican Deputy Leader Sue Rezin (R-Morris). “Our first step to doing that is by supporting our police and enabling them to do their jobs.”’

 

Senate Republicans introduce package to combat crime, support police

WEEK 25

Lizzie Seils

02/01/2022

‘“These measures are necessary to not only give law enforcement the tools they need, but also to send a clear message,” Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) said. “Go after our police and there will be consequences.”’

 

Senate Republicans unveil legislative package focusing on law enforcement, violent crime

WAND News

Staff

02/01/2022

‘“As a mother myself, we owe it to the parents of this state to provide a safer place for them to raise their kids,” said Senate Republican Deputy Leader Sue Rezin (R-Morris). “Our first step to doing that is by supporting our police and enabling them to do their jobs.”’

 

Senate Republicans again look to repeal the 'Anything But SAFE-T' Act

WCBU

Maggie Strahan

02/02/2022

“State Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, introduced the GOP’s new package of proposals, including some that would undo parts of the comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation that passed last year. Rose spoke to the press Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda, along with state Sens. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, Steve McClure, R-Springfield, Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, and Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods.”

 

Senate Republicans unveil legislative package to support law enforcement, hold violent criminals accountable

My Radio Link

Staff

02/01/2022

‘“We were here in October to offer reasonable proposals to help reduce crime, but the Democrats who control Springfield have refused to act in the months since then,” said State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet). “We’re here again, demanding the Democrats take action to protect the people of Illinois from the violence on our streets.”’

 

Senate Republicans unveil legislative package focusing on law enforcement, violent crime

WAND News

Staff

02/01/2022

‘“We were here in October to offer reasonable proposals to help reduce crime, but the Democrats who control Springfield have refused to act in the months since then,” said State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet). “We’re here again, demanding the Democrats take action to protect the people of Illinois from the violence on our streets.”’

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

2-4-22

Streeterville News (35 other sources)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-6-22

Will County Gazette (1 other source)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-6-22

McLean County Times (1 other source)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-5-22

AdVantage News (1 other source)

Issue: React to Governor’s budget address crime prevention proposals

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-5-22

Ogle County Newspapers (7 other sources)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-3-22

WIFR-TV (Rockford)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime package

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-2-22

KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-2-22

WGN-TV (Chicago)

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-1-22

Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia) – A Center Square story (6 other sources)

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-1-22

WAND-TV (Decatur)

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-4-22

Streeterville News (34 other sources)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime package

 

Senate Republicans introduce package to combat crime, support police

WEEK 25

Lizzie Seils

02/01/2022

‘“Look, we’re not saying that we have all the answers to stop crime in its entirety,” Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) said. “We are saying we have good ideas, ideas that are derived from the law enforcement community itself.”’

 

Senate Republicans unveil legislative package focusing on law enforcement, violent crime

WAND News

Staff

02/01/2022

‘“There is no excuse to go another single day without addressing the crime wave that is wreaking havoc on our state. While our package won’t eliminate crime completely, it would get us on a good path toward safer neighborhoods,” said Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods).’

 

Legislation to assist police, lock up criminals can’t wait, Republican senators say

The Daily Line

Ben Szalinski 

02/02/2022

‘“The Senate Republicans have been here, calling on our colleagues across the aisle to work with us, to listen to us, to listen to the men and women combating this crime rate first hand,” Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthron Woods) said. “If they don’t listen to us, then they should at least listen to people throughout the state that are begging for an end to the violence.”’

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-2-22

KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-3-22

WIFR-TV (Rockford)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime package

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-2-22

WLS-TV (Chicago)

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Steve McClure

2-4-22

WIND Radio (Chicago)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime package and Democrat criminal justice failures

 

Legislation to assist police, lock up criminals can’t wait, Republican senators say

The Daily Line

Ben Szalinski 

02/02/2022

‘“Poorly thought-out changes to bail were terrible for Cook County,” said Sen. Steve McClure (R-Springfield). “They will be bad when they are spread to the entire state. Researchers estimate that following Cook County’s implementation of its so-called bail reform, the number of defendants charged with committing new crimes increased by 45 percent.”’

 

McClure: 'Poorly thought-out changes to bail were terrible for Cook County'

West Central Reporter

By Glenn Minnis

02/06/2022

“State Sen. Steve McClure (R-Jacksonville) views the criminal justice and police reform bill passed last year as being all wrong for Illinois.”

 

Sen. Steve McClure

2-3-22

Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia) (7 other sources) (from the Center Square)

Issue: React to Governor’s budget address crime prevention proposals

 

Sen. Steve McClure

2-1-22

Crain’s Chicago Business

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Steve McClure

2-1-22

WAND-TV (Decatur)

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-5-22

Ogle County Newspapers (7 other sources)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

2-4-22

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (17 other sources)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Sen. Neil Anderson 

1-31-22 

WVIK Radio (Quad Cities) 

Issue: Capital punishment for first responders 

 

Senate Republicans unveil legislative package focusing on law enforcement, violent crime

WAND News, My Radio Link

Staff

02/01/2022

‘“These are reasonable, common-sense steps we can take today to protect our communities,” said State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield). “If Democrats are truly ready to do something to protect the people of this state, they can prove it by allowing these bills to be heard, debated, and considered in committee.”’

 

Senate Republicans again look to repeal the 'Anything But SAFE-T' Act

WCBU

Maggie Strahan

02/02/2022

“State Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, introduced the GOP’s new package of proposals, including some that would undo parts of the comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation that passed last year. Rose spoke to the press Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda, along with state Sens. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, Steve McClure, R-Springfield, Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, and Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods.”

 

Bill Would Allow Death Penalty for Killing First Responders

WVIK, Quad Cities NPR

Herb Trix

01/31/2022

“A member of the General Assembly from the Quad Cities wants to bring back the death penalty to Illinois. The bill by Republican State Senator Neil Anderson from Andalusia would re-instate capital punishment for anyone who kills a first responder.”

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-2-22

East Central Reporter

Issue: Capital punishment for cop killers

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-2-22

Piatt County Journal-Republican

Issue: Capital punishment for cop killers

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

1-31-22

WGN Radio (Chicago) – multiple times during the day

Issue: Capital punishment for cop killers

 

Sen. Darren Bailey

2-2-22

KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, MO) (2 other sources)

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Bailey stands in support of new legislation to support law enforcement, hold violent criminals more accountable

My Radio Link

02/02/2022

“State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) joined with several other Senate Republicans and members of law enforcement in the Illinois State Capitol Rotunda Tuesday to unveil a newly filed legislative package designed to support law enforcement and target violent crime.”

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

2-3-22

WIRF-TV (Rockford)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package

 

Bill Would Allow Death Penalty for Killing First Responders

WVIK, Quad Cities NPR

Herb Trix

01/31/2022

“A chief co-sponsor of the bill is State Senator Dale Fowler from Harrisburg.”

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

2-2-22

KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, MO) (2 other sources)

Issue: Senate Republican crime package

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

Carbondale Reporter (1 other source)

Issue: Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package/Democrat criminal justice reform failures

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

2-5-22

SW Illinois News (1 other source)

Issue: Senate GOP Crime Package/Democrat criminal justice reform failures

 

Legislation to assist police, lock up criminals can’t wait, Republican senators say

The Daily Line

Ben Szalinski 

02/02/2022

‘“A year later, we can safely say that their my way or the highway approach has failed,” said Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro).’

 

Bryant on Democrats' criminal justice reform: 'We can safely say that their approach has failed'

Carbondale Reporter

Glenn Minnis

Feb 5, 2022

“State Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) said Democratic lawmakers' “my-way-or-the-highway” approach to law enforcement has proven to have dire consequences for the state.”

 

Bryant: Ethics reform bill will 'close the loopholes' that allow for corruption

Metro East Sun

Solange DeLisle

02/02/2022

“State Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and 11 other Republican senators are calling for "commonsense ethics reform" through recently introduced legislation.”

 

Senate Republicans unveil legislative package to support law enforcement, hold violent criminals accountable

My Radio Link

Staff

02/01/2022

‘“It’s no surprise we’re seeing officers, sheriffs, police chiefs retiring in record numbers. They’re facing historic levels of violent crime, and their state government is making their jobs harder and less safe,” said State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro).’

 

Senate Republicans introduce package to combat crime, support police

WEEK 25

Lizzie Seils

02/01/2022

‘“Last January, the Democrats pushed through sweeping changes to our criminal justice system,” Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) said. “They pushed through those changes in the middle of the night, without public or law enforcement input.”’

 

Senate Republicans again look to repeal the 'Anything But SAFE-T' Act

WCBU

Maggie Strahan

02/02/2022

“State Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, introduced the GOP’s new package of proposals, including some that would undo parts of the comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation that passed last year. Rose spoke to the press Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda, along with state Sens. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, Steve McClure, R-Springfield, Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, and Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods.”

Redistricting

Lake County citizen McConchie seeks to intervene in Madison County's challenge to judicial redistricting

Madison-St. Clair Record

Steve Korris

02/01/2022

“Lake County citizen Dan McConchie aims to challenge division of his county into judicial subcircuits as a partner with Madison County at Sangamon County circuit court.”

MISC.

Sen. John Curran

2-3-22

South Cook News (1 other source)

Issue: Alzheimer’s Disease legislation

 

Sen. Jil Tracy 

1-31-22 

Edwardsville Intelligencer 

Issue: Mental Health care through Medicaid 

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

2-6-22

Rockford Sun

Issue: Rep Deb Conroy’s COVID-19 legislation

 

Republicans Back Package of Constitutional Amendments Aimed at Giving Illinois Residents more Say in Government

WSPY News

Ethan Kruger

01/31/2022

“Morris State Senator Sue Rezin is among the supporters. Rezin says voters are too often ignored by the state government.”

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

2-1-22

WCSJ Radio (Morris)

Issue: Voter Empowerment constitutional amendments

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

1-31-22

WSIL-TV (Harrisburg)

Issue: Shawneetown port project

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

2-4-22

Issue: “Together We Can” soup drive

 

Sen. Sue Rezin 

1-31-22 

Grundy Reporter 

Issue: Summer internships in her office 

 

Sen. Sue Rezin 

1-31-22 

McLean County Times 

Issue: Free Covid-19 tests 

 

Sen. Sue Rezin 

1-31-22 

WCSJ Radio (Morris) 

Issue: Voter empowerment constitutional amendments 

 

Sen. Win Stoller 

2-2-22

Illinois Valley Times

Issue: Income tax deduction (SALT)

 

With tax season underway, Stoller espouses benefits of SALT bill

Illinois Valley Times

John Suayan

02/02/2022

“With tax season underway, state Sen. Win Stoller (R-Germantown) took to social media to explain the benefits of his state and local tax (SALT) deduction law.”