Week of 05/16/2022

Health

Senator Win Stoller visits Hammond-Henry Hospital during National Hospital Week

Geneseo Republic

Claudia Loucks

05/16/2022

‘“Sen. Win Stoller shared in our celebration, spending time thanking members of our team and offering a gift bag with snacks and refreshments for all members of our health care team, both in the hospital and within our clinics,” Hoffman added. “We are thankful for the recognition and commit to continued advocacy to support the health care needs of our community!”’

 

Sen. John Curran

5-12-22

Daily Herald

Issue: National Nurses Week event

 

Governor Pritzker Signs Legislation Supporting Rural Healthcare Expansion, Coordination

My Radio Link (Mattoon)

Staff

05/17/2022

‘“The merger between St. Margaret’s Health and Illinois Valley Community Hospital will provide the residents of the Illinois Valley community with an opportunity for better and more coordinated healthcare,” said Deputy Minority Leader Sue Rezin (R-Morris).’

 

Farm Family Resource Initiative provides mental health support to agriculture community

WSIL TV 3

Madeline Parker

05/16/2022

‘"So it's super important for them to be able to call into these lines and get the help that they need, and that it be paid for, because they don't need one more stressor on how to pay for the mental health help that you need, at the same time you're trying figure out how to buy seed and fertilizer," said State Senator, Terri Bryant.’

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

5-12-22

Daily Herald

Issue: National Nurses Week event

 

Sen. Don DeWitte

5-12-22

Daily Herald

Issue: National Nurses Week event

Public Safety

Sen. Steve McClure

5-12-22

Pure Oldies 107.5 FM (Springfield)

Issue: DCFS problems

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

5-12-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce presentation (Green energy jobs/Democrat crime reform)

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

5-12-22

Chronicle Media (Chicago Suburbs) (1 other source)

Issue: Democrat crime reform

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

5-12-22

Illinois Issues

Issue: Pontiac Correctional Center closure

 

Sen. Jason Plummer

5-12-22

WJBD Radio (Salem)

Issue: $3.2 million project at Centralia Correctional Center

Taxes

State senator wants special session to cap Illinois' sales tax on gas

The Center Square

Scot Bertram

05/16/2022

“State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Cherry Valley, said his legislation to cap the state’s sales tax on motor fuel at 18 cents per gallon could provide real relief to consumers.”

 

Illinois quick hits: Special session to cap gas sales tax urged, Evanston schools require masks, 'Sixteen Candles' house for sale

The Center Square

Staff

05/16/2022

“With gas prices maintaining record highs across Illinois, Republican state Sen. Dave Syverson says state lawmakers should head back to the capitol immediately for a special session to address the situation.”

 

Illinois lawmaker wants revisit proposed tax cap on fuel

23 WIFR

Anthony Ferretti

05/17/2022

“As the average price of gas statewide nears $5 a gallon, State Senator Dave Syverson (D-Rockford) calls for the government to cap the state’s sales tax on motor fuel at 18 cents per gallon.”

 

Mahomet-Seymour borrowing limit raised with HB4688, a look at how the referendum would affect residential taxpayers

Mahomet Daily

Staff

05/20/2022

“In order to bypass the Illinois School Code regulation, the district was required to get legislative approval. Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) attached the request to a bill focused on teacher professional development that had a likelihood of being approved. Five other school districts were also added onto the same bill. The limit will only increase, though, if the referendum is passed.”

Veterans Affairs

Highway Dedication To Honor Two Keithsburg Veterans

WRMJ 102.3

Staff

05/16/2022

“State Senator Neil Anderson was the Chief Sponsor of the bill in the Senate.”

 

Highway dedicated to Illinois soldier killed in Vietnam

KHQA 7

WICS/WRSP Staff

05/19/2022

‘“It’s important that we remember the brave sacrifices of those who have given their lives in defense of our country,” said State Senator Jason Barickman. “Cpl. Janssen is a hero and I hope this dedication will help to keep his memory alive.”’

MISC.

Autism Day at Unity Point

WSIL TV 3

Brooke Schlyer

05/18/2022

“Illinois State Senators Terri Bryant and Dale Fowler will be in the classroom, getting a lesson from elementary school children on Wednesday, May 18th.”

 

Medium Security Unit at Pontiac Correctional Center has been closed

Pontiac Daily Leader

Erich Murphy

05/17/2022

“A letter-writing campaign is something that Sen. Jason Barickman was pushing at the town hall meeting, and it's something that Livingston County Board Chairperson Kathy Arbogast believes in doing.”

 

Senator Sally Turner Pet Adoption Day at HSLC encourages adoptions and volunteerism

Around Logan County

Staff

05/18/2022

“Illinois Senator and Logan County native Sally Turner hosted a pet adoption event at the Humane Society of Logan County (HSLC) on Saturday, May 14th. The event included snacks, face painting and corn hole toss as well as an opportunity for guests to visit with the numerous animals that are seeking forever family at the shelter.”

 

Sen. Craig Wilcox

5-12-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Conversation Untapped Tour

 

Sen. Don DeWitte

5-13-22

Daily Herald

Issue: Unclaimed Property Day event

 

Sen. Don DeWitte

5-12-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Conversation Untapped Tour