Week of 05/23/2022

Events 

Shawnee Community College breaks ground on student truck driving facility in Metropolis 

WSIL TV 

Ryan Davis 

05/24/2022 

“SCC also showcased a new truck driving simulator. Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) was on hand to try it out.” 

 

Sen. Plummer and Rep. Wilhour to Host Town Hall on Vandalia Correctional Center 

Effingham Radio 

Staff 

05/23/2022 

“Senator Plummer and Representative Wilhour are hosting a Town Hall in Vandalia to discuss the Vandalia Correctional Center.” 

 

TOWN HALL SET FOR JUNE 6TH REGARDING VANDALIA CORRECTIONAL CENTER 

WMIX 94 

Staff 

05/23/2022 

“State Senator Jason Plummer and State Representative Blaine Wilhour had earlier indicated the Town Hall would be scheduled when it appeared reductions in the inmate population at Vandalia might happen.” 

 

Sen. Brian Stewart 

5-25-22 

Ogle County Newspapers 

Issue: Dixon Gateway Project/$1 million grant 

 

Sen. Dale Fowler 

5-26-22 

Metropolis Planet 

Issue: Shawnee Comm. Coll. CDL program/promoting truck driving careers 

 

Sen. Dale Fowler 

5-25-22 

WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts) 

Issue: Promoting truck driving careers 

 

Sen. Dale Fowler 

5-25-22 

Paducah Sun (Paducah, KY) 

Issue: Promoting truck driving careers 

 

Sen. Jason Plummer 

5-24-22 

WMIX Radio (Mt. Vernon) (1 other source) 

Issue: Town Hall for Vandalia Correctional Center 

 

Sen. Jason Plummer 

5-23-22 

WXEF Radio (Effingham) 

Issue: Town Hall meeting on the Vandalia Correctional Center 

 

Sen. Dale Fowler 

5-24-22 

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

Issue: Sergeant Brian Rowe memorial highway 

 

Sen. Dale Fowler  

5-26-22  

Southern Illinoisan  

Issue: New distribution center in Marion  

   

Two Keithsburg Veterans Honored 

WVIK, Quad Cities NPR  

Herb Trix 

05/26/2022 

“Joining him for the 5 pm ceremony will be State Senator Neil Anderson from Andulusia and Representative Norine Hammond from Macomb.” 

   

Sen. Steve McClure  

5-27-22  

Jacksonville Journal-Courier  

Issue: Community Park clean up/state help requested 

Health 

Sen. Sue Rezin 

5-25-22 

WJPF Radio (Herrin) (2 other sources) 

Issue: Rural Health Care 

 

Sen. Sue Rezin 

5-24-22 

Kankakee Daily Journal (8 other sources) 

Issue: Rural Health Care 

 

Infant Formula Crisis - Onus on U.S. 

WCSJ News 

Tina Morrison 

05/26/2022 

“Senator Sue Rezin was on WCSJ’s People R Talking recently and, when asked about this situation, had this to say.” 

  

Bos Bills Supporting Child Victims & Ensuring Hospital Visits Signed 

The Patch 

IL House,Community Contributor 

05/27/2022 

‘"I want to express personal thanks the McGinnis family for their efforts. Their advocacy on behalf of their grandfather, Bob McGinnis, was an integral to helping Sen. McConchie and I advance this bipartisan law for the benefit of all Illinois families going forward."’ 

Public Safety 

Sen. Chapin Rose 

5-24-22 

Streeterville News (7 other sources) 

Issue: ISP Merit Board 

 

ISP Merit Board spends $550,000 in taxpayer funds to investigate former employee twice 

The Center Square 

Andrew Hensel 

05/24/2022 

‘"The employee in question, once finding out about the investigation into her, then contacted the Governor's office herself and made allegations against director Garcia," State Sen. and Commission member Chapin Rose said.’ 

MISC. 

‘Jelani Day’ missing persons bill signed into law 

WGLT 

Maggie Strahan 

05/23/2022 

“The bill passed the Senate 43 to 4 with bipartisan support including Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington. The bill passed unanimously through the House of Representatives.” 

 

Sen. Steve McClure  

5-25-22  

Illinois Times  

Issue: 2022 legislative session report 

 

Sen. Dale Fowler 

5-23-22 

Benton Evening News (2 other sources) 

Issue: Senate Week in Review/Economic development 

 

Sen. Jason Barickman 

5-23-22 

WCBU Radio (Peoria Public Radio) 

Issue: Jelani Day Law 

 

Sen. Sue Rezin 

5-24-22 

Ogle County Newspapers 

Issue: LaSalle Veterans Home/Pritzker responsibility (opinion column) 

 

Sen. Terri Bryant 

5-23-22 

Benton Evening News (2 other sources) 

Issue: Senate Week in Review/Economic development 

 

Illinois’ Attempt to Change School Testing is Pushed Back, for Now 

Center for Illinois Politics 

Margaret Rock 

05/29/2022 

“Another member of the senate education committee, senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris), who supported the “Too Young To Test” measure, did so because she hasn’t seen convincing data or evidence to suggest standardized tests are the best method for Pre-K through second grade students. “I believe the risks of forcing standardized tests on children so young may outweigh the potential rewards,” the senator wrote in a statement.”