Week of 09/05/2022

Cannabis

Minority cannabis stakeholders call on Pritzker to fix licenses; Bailey says bill is solution to crime

The Daily Line

Ben Szalinski

09/08/2022

“…bill filed by Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) repealing the SAFE-T Act is a solution to crime in Illinois.”

Crime

Illinois had 5th most police officers killed in the line of duty in 2021

The Center Square

Greg Bishop

09/08/2022

“Republican state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, said with an increase in crime, there are a slew of other problems with the bill. He doesn’t expect to turn bill sponsors into opponents.”

 

State Sen. Donald DeWitte launches petition to repeal SAFE-T Act

By Shaw Local News Network

09/11/2022

“State Sen. Donald DeWitte (R-St. Charles) is calling for a full repeal of the SAFE-T Act so that legislators can iron out significant issues that will place Illinoisans’ safety at risk and place unaffordable burdens on the court system.”

 

Sen. Sally Turner

9-10-22

WAND-TV (Decatur) (4 other sources)

Issue: SAFE-T Act

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

9-10-22

WUEZ Radio (Marion) (4 other sources)

Issue: SAFE-T Act

Education

Sen. Jil Tracy

9-7-22

Muddy River News (Quincy)

Issue: John Wood Community College Workforce Development Center expansion project

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

9-7-22

Quincy Herald-Whig

Issue: John Wood Community College Workforce Development Center expansion project

Energy

Clean Energy Projects Surge After Climate Bill Passage

The New York Times

Jack Ewing and Ivan Penn

09/07/2022

‘“The local issue and the state issue and the biggest challenge that we would have is building the transmission lines through the farmland,” said State Senator Sue Rezin, an Illinois Republican who sits on an energy task force with the National Conference of State Legislatures. “And I support the farmers, period.”’

Events

Sen. Dale Fowler

9-6-22

WSIU Radio (Carbondale)

Issue: Southern Illinois Made Expo

 

The Southern Illinois Made Expo returns in October

WSIU Public Radio

Benjy Jeffords

09/06/2022

“State Senator Dale Fowler and the Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce started the expo in 2018 as a way to encourage people to shop local and showcase what the region has to offer.”

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

9-9-22

WSIL-TV (Harrisburg)

Issue: Speaking at the 85th annual Illinois NAACP state conference in Cairo

 

State Sen. Stewart lists traveling district office stops in 45th District

Shaw Local News Network, Regional Media News

Staff

09/07/2022

“State Sen. Brian Stewart of Freeport will visit seven communities in the 45th district in coming days.”

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

9-9-22

Hannibal Courier-Post

Issue:  Senior Health Fair

Public Health

Egyptian Health Department breaks ground on Integrated Hub

Harrisburg Register

The Egyptian Health Department

09/07/2022

‘"We are excited and grateful to the State of Illinois and Senator (Dale) Fowler to have this project fully funded and are committed to provide quality care coordination for kids and adults in our community through partnerships," said Angie Hampton, CEO of Egyptian Health Department.’

Redistricting

Sen. Dan McConchie

9-6-22

Illinois Business Journal

Issue: Gerrymandered Judicial Sub-districts

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

9-6-22

EdGlenToday.com (Edwardsville/Glen Carbon online news site)

Issue: Gerrymandered Judicial Sub-districts

Republican Caucus Whip Dave Syverson

Republican Caucus Whip Jil Tracy

State Senator Sally J. Turner

State agencies

Sen. Jil Tracy

9-7-22

Freeburg Tribune (3 other sources)

Issue: Choate Mental Health Center abuse allegations

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

9-9-22

Chronicle Media (Cook County)

Issue: Choate Mental Health Center abuse

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

9-7-22

Freeburg Tribune (3 other sources)

Issue: Choate Mental Health Center abuse allegations

 

Pritzker calls for changes after “awful” reports of abuse at developmental center

Capitol News Illinois

BETH HUNDSDORFER

09/06/2022

“State Sen. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, whose district includes Choate, blamed some of the issues at the facility on broader failures of the state of Illinois. It can take months for job applicants to navigate the state’s bureaucratic hiring process, and by the time an offer is made, “sometimes what you’re left with is the folks that couldn’t get a job anywhere else,” she said.”

 

Reaction to Allegations at Choate Developmental Center

The Illinoize

Patrick Pfingsten

09/08/2022

“But Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro), who represents the facility, says Pritzker is acting nonchalant with allegations of abuse and mismanagement on his watch.”

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

9-9-22

Chronicle Media (Cook County)

Issue: Choate Mental Health Center abuse

MISC.

Sen. Dale Fowler

9-8-22

WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Cairo Heritage Foundation Gospel Fest

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

9-6-22

Bloomington Pantagraph

Issue: Wintergreen subdivision

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

9-5-22

Bloomington Pantagraph

Issue: Wintergreen subdivision rezoning and development plans

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

9-6/7-22

WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Fowler-Bodden Foundation

 

Normal OKs plan to build out, rename, section off Wintergreen subdivision

WGLT 

Michele Steinbacher

09/07/2022

“Hoffman and a few others name checked Fairlawn partner Jason Barickman, who also is a Republican state senator from Bloomington.”

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

9-10-22

Bloomington Pantagraph

Issue: Sons of the American Revolution speech

 

Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens honored for 75th anniversary

WSIL TV 3

Rachel Gartner

09/08/2022

‘So many of our cemeteries aren't cared for and they just fall into disrepair," Illinois State Senator, Terri Bryant said. "This one is, well, I wanted to take my shoes off and walk in the grass. So, I did for a minute. It's just a special family."’

 

Sen. Sally Turner

9-10-22

WHOI-TV (Peoria)

Issue: Highway designation/honor for John W. Frederick Jr.

Member recognition

44 State Lawmakers Recognized for Exceptional Support for Illinois Manufacturing in 102nd General Assembly

Technology and Manufacturing Association

09/08/2022

“Assistant Republican Leader, State Senator Donald P. DeWitte

Senate Republican Leader, State Senator Dan McConchie

Assistant Republican Leader, State Senator Jason Plummer

State Senator Darren Bailey

State Senator Dale Fowler

Assistant Republican Leader, State Senator Chapin Rose

State Senator Brian W. Stewart

State Senator Win Stoller

State Senator Craig Wilcox

 

Sen. Steve McClure

9-9-22

Alton Telegraph

Issue: Illinois Chamber of Commerce award