Week of 06/13/2022

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