Week of 07/25/2022

DCFS

DCFS director grilled after audit

News Channel ABC 20

AJ Gersh, WICS

07/26/2022

‘“You are delusional," said Senator Chapin Rose, R-Champaign. "The facts are, that other state directors of agencies don't get held in contempt of court over 10 times for being nonresponsive, that is just inexcusable."’

 

‘You’re delusional:’ Lawmakers grill DCFS chief who maintains his office is improving despite ‘significant issues’ raised

The Daily Line

Ben Szalinski

07/27/2022

‘“Normally I say things will all due respect, but I can’t even say that this time,” said Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet).’

 

Lawmakers press DCFS director after recent audit findings

WAND

Staff

07/26/2022

‘"Where is the plan to get back to the basics? I mean, the sad part is we are here because of Ta'Naja Barnes," said Senator Chapin Rose (R) 51st District.’

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-27-22

KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, MO) (3 other sources)

Issue: DCFS audit

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-26-22

WCIA-TV (Champaign)

Issue: DCFS audit

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-26-22

WBBM-TV (Chicago)

Issue: DCFS audit

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-26-22

WAND-TV (Decatur)

Issue: DCFS audit

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-26-22

WICD-TV (Champaign) (2 other sources)

Issue: DCFS audit

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-26-22

Pure Oldies 107.5FM (Springfield)

Issue: DCFS audit

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-27-22

WQAD-TV (Quincy)

Issue: DCFS audit

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-26-22

WTHI-TV (Terre Haute, IN) (4 other sources)

Issue: DCFS audit

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-26-22

KWQC-TV (Quad Cities)

Issue: DCFS audit

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-31-22

WCIA-TV (Champaign) (8 other sources)

Issue: DCFS audit and contempt of court

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-31-22

Champaign News Gazette

Issue: DCFS audit and contempt of court

Energy

Sen. Bryant introduces bills to prevent energy rate hikes, rolling blackouts

WSIL TV

Staff

07/25/2022

“In response, Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has filed a legislative package aiming to prevent price spikes and rolling blackouts.”

 

Illinois GOP senator blames clean energy policies for rise in prices

My Stateline

Jack Baudoin

07/25/2022

“Republican Terri Bryant filed a package of bills on Monday rolling back the 2045 closure date for major coal and natural plants in the state.”

 

Southern Illinois lawmaker says fossil fuel plants should stay open to meet energy demand

WGEM

Mike Miletich

07/25/2022

“Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has filed three bills that could address the energy supply for Ameren customers.”

 

MISO board approves nearly $10.5 billion in new transmission investments

The Center Square

Andrew Hensel

07/25/2022

“State Sen. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, said that the change to clean energy could be done without closing several coal-fired power plants in southern Illinois.”

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-26-22

KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) (3 other sources)

Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25-22

WMAY Radio (Springfield) (10 other sources)

Issue: Energy grid/MISO investments

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25/26-22

WEEK-TV (Peoria) (multiple newscasts) (2 other sources)

Issue: Special Session needed to address rising energy prices

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25/26-22

WGEM-TV (Quincy) (multiple newscasts) (1 other source)

Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-26-22

WHBF-TV (Davenport, IA) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25/26-22

WTVO-TV (Rockford) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Energy grid/”clean” energy to blame for rising energy prices

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25-22

WQRF-TV (Rockford) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Energy grid/”clean” energy to blame for rising energy prices

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25/26-22

KWQC-TV (Davenport, IA) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Energy grid/”clean” energy to blame for rising energy prices

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25/26-22

WHOI-TV (Peoria) (multiple newscasts) (1 other source)

Issue: Special Session needed to address rising energy prices

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25/26-22

WMBD-TV (Peoria) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25/26-22

WPSD-TV (Paducah, KY) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-26-22

KMOV-TV (St. Louis, MO)

Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25-22

KLJB-TV (Davenport, IA)

Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25-22

WYZZ-TV (Peoria)

Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-25-22

WCIA-TV (Champaign) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Energy grid/fossil fuel plants should stay open

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-26-22

KWQC-TV (Quad Cities)

Issue: Alternative energy/Keep fossil fuel plants open

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-26-22

WEEK-TV (Peoria)

Issue: Special Session needed to address rising energy prices

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-26-22

WYZZ-TV (Peoria)

Issue: Special Session needed to address rising energy prices

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-26-22

WQRF-TV (Rockford)

Issue: New legislation to repeal parts of Illinois clean energy bill

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-26-22

KLJB-TV (Davenport, IA)

Issue: Protecting consumer access to affordable and reliable energy

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-26-22

WQRF-TV (Rockford)

Issue: New legislation to repeal parts of Illinois clean energy bill

Events

Senator Sally Turner hosts Agriculture Advisory Committee

Rural Review

Staff

07/26/2022

“In her ongoing effort to foster open dialogue regarding agricultural issues with industry leaders, State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) hosted her Agriculture Advisory Committee on July 21 at the McLean County Farm Bureau in Bloomington.”

 

Advancing technology helps local agriculture

WSIL TV 3

Katie Melvin

07/28/2022

“Not only are you able to speak to experts in their field of study and enjoy free lunch, but Senator Terri Bryant was there to open the event.”

 

Senator Turner honored by Illinois Chamber

The Lincoln Courier

Staff

07/31/2022

“Illinois State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) was named Outstanding Freshman of the Year by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.”

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

WCMY Radio (Ottawa)

Issue: Kids Safety Expo

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

7-25-22

EurekAlert (American Association for the Advancement of Science - AAAS) (2 other sources)

Issue: Argonne National Laboratory event

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

7-26-22

HPC Wire (Tech industry media)

Issue: Argonne National Laboratory

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

7-29-22

WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Speaking at Orthopedic Institute of Southern Illinois

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

7-28-22

Southern Illinoisan

Issue: Speaking at Orthopedic Institute of Southern Illinois

Gas Tax

The Illinois gas tax break: Does it make for good policy or politics?

Northern Public Radio

Maria Gardner Lara

07/28/2022

“State Senator Dave Syverson, a Republican representing parts of northern Illinois, said Gov. JB Pritzker and Democrats are giving the appearance the gas tax was suspended altogether, when only a portion of it has been delayed.”

Health

Mental Illness More Effective Focus Than More Laws

WSPY News

Tina Morrison

07/28/2022

“While State Senator Sue Rezin was a guest on People R Talking she was asked what, if any, legislative discussion followed the Highland Park shooting.”

 

State Senator says proper funding of health agencies important to fighting monkeypox outbreak

WSPY News

Ethan Kruger

07/29/2022

“Morris Republican State Senator Sue Rezin says that Illinois needs to ensure that health agencies are properly funded to counter the outbreak of the monkeypox virus.”

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

7-28-22

WCSJ Radio (Morris)

Issue: Mental Illness focus in the wake of the Highland Park shooting

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

7-29-22

WSPY Radio (Aurora) (1 other source)

Issue: Health agency funding for monkeypox

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

7-26-22

KWQC-TV (Quad Cities)

Issue: State employee retiree healthcare

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-27-22

Belleville News Democrat

Issue: Senior Health Fair — Aug. 2. – Red Bud.

Interviews

Capitol Connection July 31, 2022

WGN 9 (Chicago)

Dr. Robert Murphy

07/31/2022

“Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) joins Capitol Connection to discuss the ongoing issues at the Department of Children and Family Services.”

Public Safety

Sen. Dale Fowler

7-25-22

WMAY Radio (Springfield) (9 other sources)

Issue: SAFE-T Act/Ending cash bail

 

Illinois state's attorneys express concerns over the ending of cash bail

The Center Square

Kevin Bessler

07/25/2022

“During a Paul Simon Public Policy Institute appearance last spring, state Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said some Democrats may have realized they may have gone too far with some of the changes to the criminal justice system.”

MISC.

Which states will legalize iGaming next?

NewsWatch

Staff

07/26/2022

“According to state Senator Dave Syverson, the likelihood of Illinois legalizing iGaming this year is nil.”

 

Crusing Down the River on a Saturday Afternoon

McHenry County Blog

Cal Skinner

07/26/2022

“From State Senator Craig Wilcox: More summer fun in the 32nd Senate District”

 

Nowlan joins Stoller constituent team

Geneseo Republic

Beth Welbers

07/28/2022

“In an effort to provide better constituent services to the residents of the 37th Senate District, State Senator Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) is announcing the hiring of James “Jim” Nowlan as part of his district office staff.”

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

7-29-22

The Waterways Journal (Media for the towing and barge industry on the inland waterways of the US)

Issue: Cairo Port project

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-31-22

Champaign News Gazette

Issue: Selection for class of “Edgar Fellows”

 

Sen. Win Stoller

7-29-22

Kewanee Star-Courier

Issue: Senate certificates of recognition presented to Kewanee’s “Outstanding Citizen”

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

7-29-22

Illinois Ag Connection (farming industry media)

Issue: State snake designation

 

Sen. Win Stoller

7-28-22

Geneseo Republic

Issue: District office staff