Week of 06/20/2022

Electric Costs

GOP lawmakers: Angst over rising electric bills demands legislative action

WGLT

Charlie Schlenker

06/21/2022

‘"I think what's going to happen is there's going to be a significant sticker shock. And we need to have found some viable solutions that could work," said State Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington.’

 

“Sen. Sally Turner, R-Lincoln, said the price hikes are also uneven in Illinois.”

Events

Leaders gathered in Cairo for updates on the Alexander-Cairo port project

KFVS 12

Colin Baillie

06/24/2022

“Illinois state senator Dale Fowler knows how critical this port is going to be for his district.”

 

Town Hall On Vandalia Correctional Center Sees Large Turnout

Effingham Radio

Staff

06/24/2022

“The event was hosted by State Senator Jason Plummer and State Representative Blaine Wilhour with local and district union officials in attendance as well as State Senator Terri Bryant and State Senator Steve McClure.”

 

Professional bullriding event in Marion results in large donation for kids' shoes

The Southern Illinoisan

JOHN D. HOMAN

06/20/2022

‘Judging by his actions, Sen. Dale Fowler may be taking a page from the Steve Miller Band of the 1970s as he makes every effort to "shoe the children with no shoes on their feet."’

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

6-22-22

Southern Illinoisan

Issue: Paying tribute to victims of the 1922 mine worker massacre

IDES Fraud

Republicans say Pritzker administration should have done more to combat IDES fraud

WSPY News

Ethan Kruger

06/22/2022

“Morris State Senator Sue Rezin says Governor J.B. Pritzker's administration should have done more to combat fraud in the Illinois Department of Employment Security.”

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

6-21-22

WCSJ Radio (Morris) (1 other source)

Issue: IDES fraud/Pritzker should have done more

Roe V. Wade Overturned

Illinois still a safe haven for abortion, regardless of Supreme Court decision

WIFR 23

Mike Miletich

06/24/2022

“Republican lawmakers already criticized the governor’s call for a special session to address reproductive rights. Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) said mainstream Illinoisans don’t want lawmakers to push the state to the utter extreme on abortion policy.”

 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls special legislative session on reproductive rights as Roe decision reverberates through Illinois politics

Chicago Tribune

Dan Petrella and Rick Pearson

06/24/2022

‘“Pritzker is embracing an extreme agenda that will make Illinois an outlier even amongst the most liberal states,” Senate GOP leader Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods said in a statement.’

 

Watch now: Pritzker calls for special session to address 'abhorrent' Supreme Court decision

Kenosha News

BRENDEN MOORE

06/24/2022

‘Illinois Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, accused Pritzker and Democrats of wanting "to push Illinois to the utter extreme on abortion policy."’

 

Illinois Gov. Pritzker calls for special session after Supreme Court overturns Roe

State Journal-Register

Zach Roth and Steven Spearie

06/24/2022

‘State Sen. Steve McClure, R-Springfield, said Pritzker was using the special session as "a campaign tactic in the general election to scare voters. It's very disturbing."’

 

‘State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Belvidere, called the special session "total politics" and "a huge cost to taxpayers."’

 

Pritzker to call special session on reproductive rights

Capitol News Illinois

PETER HANCOCK

06/24/2022

“Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie, of Hawthorn Woods, suggested in a news release that Democrats may also try to pass legislation to offer public funding for out-of-state residents to receive abortion services in Illinois.”

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

6-25-22

WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (Multiple newscasts)

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

6-25-22

Journal & Topics Newspapers (Northwest suburbs) (11 other sources)

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

6-24-22

Belleville News Democrat

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

6-24-22

Illinois Times

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

6-24-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

6-24-22

Belleville News-Democrat

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

6-24-22

Crain’s Chicago Business

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

6-24-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

6-24-22

Rockford Register Star

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Steve McClure

6-24-22

WAND-TV (Decatur) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Steve McClure

6-24-22

Peoria Journal Star (2 other sources)

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

6-24-22

Southern Illinoisan (5 other sources)

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

6-24-22

KFVS-Tv (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Win Stoller

6-24-22

WYZZ-TV (Peoria)

Issue: Roe v Wade

 

Sen. Win Stoller

6-24-22

WMBD Radio (Peoria)

Issue: Roe v Wade

MISC.

SEN. DALE FOWLER NAMED ‘CHAMPION OF FREE ENTERPRISE’ BY ILLINOIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

US 97.7

06/20/2022
‘State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) has been named a Champion of Free Enterprise by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce for his contributions “to the defense of free enterprise, and the furtherance of economic opportunities for all Illinoisans.”’

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

6-21-22

DuQuoin Evening Call (3 other sources)

Issue: Fowler named Champion of Free Enterprise

 

Stoller files legislation to prevent 9-1-1 funding sweep

93.3 The Drive

Staff

06/22/2022

“To help ensure public safety and access to federal funding, State Senator Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) has filed a bill to prevent a sweep of Illinois’ 9-1-1 Fund.”

 

Sen. Jason Plummer

6-26-22

Effingham Daily News

Issue: $5 million in state grants for Effingham

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

6-20-22

DeWitt Daily News

Issue: Caterpillar moves out of Illinois

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

6-21-22

Illinois Policy Institute

Issue: Illinois’ fireworks ban

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

6-21-22

DuQuoin Evening Call (3 other sources)

Issue: Illinois’ state snake

 

Sen. Win Stoller

6-21-22

WMBD Radio (Peoria)

Issue: Legislation to prevent 9-1-1 funding sweep

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

6-22-22

Quincy Herald-Whig

Issue: Honoring retiring Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb

 

Sen. Steve McClure

6-22-22

Illinois Times

Issue: Ending cash bail/SAFE-T Act opposition

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

6-23-22

Illinois Online Gambling (Industry media)

Issue: Legalizing online gambling