Week of 09/19/2022

Ethics

Sen. Emil Jones III latest Illinois lawmaker charged in a red-light camera scheme

The Daily Line

Ben Szalinski

09/20/2022

‘“Even in a post-Madigan-era, Illinois continues to have a systemic corruption problem—one that Democrats continue to enable," said Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) in a statement.’

 

Jones stripped of deputy majority leader role after indictment

The Center Square, KPVI 6

Greg Bishop

09/21/2022

“Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, said in a statement online that Democrats have refused for years to allow Republicans’ anti-corruption proposal to move forward.”

 

Illinois Senators accused of misconduct, Gov. calls for resignation

WSIL-TV 3

Staff

09/22/2022

“Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) released a statement on the allegations of misconduct and how the Governor responded.”

 

Republicans critical of Pritzker’s pre-election push to purge embattled Democrats

The Center Square

Greg Bishop

09/23/2022

‘Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, said in a statement the governor’s comments are nothing more than an attempt to “paper over his poor record on public corruption as he seeks reelection.”’

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

9-21-22

WMAY Radio (Springfield) (6 other sources)

Issue: Ethics/Emil Jones III

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

9-24-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Ethics/Emil Jones III

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

9-23-22

WMAY Radio (Springfield)

Issue: Ethics/Emil Jones III/Republicans push for Ethics Reform

Events

Sen. Jil Tracy

9-23-22

Muddy River News (Quincy/Hannibal)

Issue: Senior Health Fair

 

State Senator Sue Rezin hosting listening tour around district

WSPY News

Ethan Kruger

09/23/2022

“Morris State Senator Sue Rezin is making a district-wide tour beginning Monday at the Silver Dollar Restaurant in Yorkville from seven to eight in the morning.”

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

9-22-22

WCSJ Radio (Morris) (1 other source)

Issue: Listening Tour

 

Overpass dedication planned for Tuesday

Rochelle News-Leader

Staff

09/23/2022

“The community is invited to join Mayor John Bearrows, Representative Tom Demmer and Senator Brian Stewart at the library in honoring Roe by dedicating the overpass in his name.”

Health

Sen. Jason Barickman

9-24-22

Kankakee Daily Journal

Issue: HIV PrEP medication/Federal court ruling

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

9-20-22

Associated Press

Issue: HIV-PrEP availability

Public Safety

Lawmakers question prison officials about audit, criticize parole board chair no-show

The Center Square

Andrew Hensel

09/21/2022

“The PRB audit contained 17 current findings, including five repeated findings members of the audit commission said must be spoken for by the chair, according to state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet.”

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

9-22-22

KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) (2 other sources)

Issue: IDOC Audit/Pontiac Correctional Center

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

9-21-22

WMAY Radio (Springfield (9 other sources)

Issue: IDOC Audit/Pontiac Correctional Center

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

9-21-22

KWQC-TV (Davenport, IA.)

Issue: Pontiac Correctional Center/Closure

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

9-22-22

KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) (2 other sources)

Issue: Pontiac Correctional Center/Closure

SAFE-T Act

The SAFE-T act isn’t very safe

The Daily Journal

Daily Journal Editorial Board

09/21/2022

“State Sen. Don DeWitte, R-St.Charles, has an online petition where Illinois residents can support the repeal of the SAFE-T Act.”

 

Sen. Don DeWitte

9-21-22

WQRF-TV (Rockford)

Issue: SAFE-T Act/Online petition

 

Sen. Don DeWitte

9-21-22

Kankakee Daily Journal

Issue: SAFE-T Act/Online petition

 

Sen. Don DeWitte

9-25-22

Champaign News-Gazette/Letter to Editor

Issue: SAFE-T Act/DeWitte pushes for full repeal

 

Sen. Don DeWitte

9-20-22

Daily Herald

Issue: SAFE-T Act/petition drive

 

Will Pritzker’s SAFE-T Act Give Chicago its Own Ax-Wielding Madman, Like That Guy in New York?

Columns John Kass

John Kass

09/21/2022

“But Republican State Sen. John F. Curran of Downers Grove, a former longtime assistant Cook County State’s Attorney, doesn’t see analysis as propaganda.”

 

Sen. John Curran

9-19-22

Crain’s Chicago Business (1 other source)

Issue: SAFE-T Act

 

Sen. John Curran

9-21-22

Illinois Times (1 other source)

Issue: SAFE-T Act/cash bail

 

Sen. John Curran

9-20-22

Illinois Business Journal (1 other source)

Issue: SAFE-T Act/End of cash bail

 

Sen. Brian Stewart

9-21-22

Rockford Register Star (1 other source)

Issue: SAFE-T Act/How area lawmakers voted

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

9-21-22

Rockford Register Star (1 other source)

Issue: SAFE-T Act/How area lawmakers voted

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

9-24-22

WCSJ Radio (Morris) (1 other source)

Issue: SAFE-T Act lawsuits

MISC.

Sen. Chapin Rose

9-19-22

DeWitt Daily News

Issue: Illegal immigration/Migrants come to Illinois

 

Sen. Don DeWitte

9-24-22

Chicago Tribune/Elgin News Digest

Issue: Coat Drive for Lazarus House

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

9-25-22

WSIU Radio (Carbondale)

Issue: Youth Advisory Council member/SIU scholarship winner Leia Bryant of Marion

 

Sen. John Curran

9-21-22

Streeterville News (16 other sources)

Issue: Sterigenics verdict

 

Sen. John Curran

9-25-22

Bloomington Pantagraph (17 other sources)

Issue: Sterigenics verdict

 

Sen. John Curran

9-20-22

Chronicle Media (Cook County) (1 other source)

Issue: Sterigenics lawsuit

 

Sen. John Curran

9-20-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Sterigenics lawsuit