Week of 05/09/2022

Events

Sen. Jason Barickman

5-10-22

WEEK-TV (Peoria) (1 other source)

Issue: Pontiac Correctional Center Town Hall

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

5-10-22

WHOI-TV (Peoria) (1 other source)

Issue: Pontiac Correctional Center Town Hall

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

5-10-22

Pontiac Daily Leader

Issue: Pontiac Correctional Center Town Hall

 

Watch now: Sen. Barickman hosts town hall to engage public in the fate of Pontiac prison

The Pantagraph

Staff

05/10/2022

“After a town hall, State Sen. Jason Barickman said he and the Pontiac community have taken the first steps in bringing the Department of Corrections preliminary plans to downsize Pontiac prison into the public sphere.”

 

Community wants answers about Pontiac Prison’s future

WEEK 25

Paige Blanzy

05/10/2022

“Two Republican critics of the Democratic governor’s administration, Bloomington State Sen. Jason Barickman and State Rep. Tom Bennett of Gibson City, hosted a townhall meeting to share information they have with the public and listen to community concerns.”

 

Southern Illinois Made Expo announcement Tuesday

KFVS 12

Marsha Heller

05/10/2022

“Buy Local! That’s the message from Illinois State Senator Dale Fowler and the Southern Illinois Chamber of Commerce.”

 

Southern Illinois Made Expo returns in October after being canceled for the last two years

WSIU Public Radio

Benjy Jeffords

05/10/2022

“Senator Dale Fowler announced the return of the Southern Illinois Made Expo will be in-person this summer.”

 

The Southern Illinois Made Expo is coming back and will be in person

WSIL TV 3

Madeline Parker

05/10/2022

“State Senator Dale Fowler said he is excited about the return to an in-person event as well as the success the event brings.”

 

Pontiac Correctional Center situation, as it is, discussed at town hall meeting

Pontiac Daily Leader

Erich Murphy

05/11/2022

“State Sen. Jason Barickman hosted the town hall for Pontiac Correctional Center. Also speaking were Pontiac Mayor Bill Alvey, Livingston County Board Chairperson Kathy Arbogast and AFSCME Local 494 President William Lee.”

Health

Nurses at 3 Advocate hospitals get special treat during National Nurses Week

Daily Herald

Advocate Aurora Health

05/12/2022

“Over the past several days, state Senators John Curran, Donald DeWitte and Dan McConchie joined nursing leaders at Advocate Good Samaritan, Sherman and Good Shepherd hospitals to hand out treats during a morning shift change.”

 

State senator celebrates National Hospital Week at QC area hospital

Quad Cities

Linda Cook

05/14/2022

“State Sen. Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) celebrated National Hospital Week on Wednesday by giving out goodie bags to the Health Care Team at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo.”

Infrastructure

Community leaders and lawmakers laud completion of upgrades to Chatham Road

State Journal-Register

Zach Roth

05/11/2022

“Mark Frech, 50th District state Sen. Steve McClure, R-Springfield, and 99th District state Rep. Sandy Hamilton, R-Springfield, to commemorate the finishing touches being placed on the $1.4 million project.”

 

Repairs to section of Chatham Road completed

News Chanel 20

WRSP/WICS Staff

05/11/2022

‘"This is really what it's about doing what we can for our citizens and this is a big deal, especially with the expansion of different projects in Springfield," Senator Steve McClure said. "Chatham Road is going to utilized even more."’

Interviews

Illinois State Senator Steve McClure

93.9 WTAX News Radio

Joey M.

05/13/2022

“Illinois State Senator Steve McClure talks with Joey McLaughlin about a bill signed into law last week that could help ease the bus driver shortage.”

Public Safety

Illinois Democrats’ public safety approach centers on funding infusion

Capitol News Ilinois

JERRY NOWICKI

05/11/2022

‘“If you're not going to put violent people behind bars and keep them there, you have accomplished nothing, no matter how much money you spend,” Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, said in a phone interview.’

 

Southern Illinois lawmakers demand action on child welfare failures

The Southern Illinoisan

Molly Parker

05/11/2022

‘“It’s time for the governor to be a leader and figure out how to solve this problem in Southern Illinois,” said State Sen. Terri Bryant, a Murphysboro Republican who sits on a subcommittee focused on family and child welfare issues.’

Veterans Affairs

Sen. Sue Rezin

5-9-22

WGEM-TV (Quincy)

Issue: Audit report on the LaSalle Veterans’ Home

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

5-9-22

WHOI-TV (Peoria) (2 other sources)

Issue: Audit of LaSalle Veterans’ Home

MISC.

Sen. Dale Fowler

5-10-22

Benton Evening News (2 other sources)

Issue: Week in Review

 

Pritzker signs bill to allow rehiring of former bus drivers

WCIA 3

Bradley Zimmerman

05/11/2022

“The bill, sponsored by State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) and State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield), would allow bus drivers to regain their licenses if they lost a license solely due to unpaid child support.”

 

Capital Development Board announces over $46 million in funding to state agencies in Downstate Illinois

My Radio Link (Mattoon)

05/12/2022

‘“These investments will improve public safety, assist our corrections officers, and shows a continued commitment to some of the most vulnerable Illinoisans,” said State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville).’

 

‘“Financial commitments of this magnitude demonstrate Illinois’ commitment to preserving its’ assets, while ensuring staff and residents have the tools needed for success,” said State Senator Terri Bryant (R – Murphysboro).’

 

Local correctional facilities, nature area receiving funding for improvements

WSIL TV 3

Staff

05/12/2022

‘“In my 20 years of service to the Illinois Department of Corrections, I saw the significant impact the services provided here had on inmates and their families, and I eagerly await this facility reopening," said State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro).’