Week of 09/26/2022

Ethics

Sen. Barickman sounds off on ethics, prisons and immigration

WGLT

Charlie Schlenker

09/27/2022

“Bloomington state Sen. Jason Barickman says the recent indictment of another senator shows current ethics laws do a poor job of holding lawmakers accountable to the people they serve.”

 

State senator suggests more local control in fighting corruption

WSPY News

Ethan Kruger

09/28/2022

“Morris State Senator Sue Rezin wants local state's attorneys to have more ability to prosecute corruption on the state level.”

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

9-28-22

WSPY Radio (Aurora) (1 other source)

Issue: Ethics/Local state's attorneys-prosecute corruption on the state level.

Events

Rochelle overpass dedicated to late Illinois Senator

23 WIFR

WIFR Newsroom

09/27/2022

“Family and friends of Roe as well as Mayor John Bearrows, State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) and Illinois Sen. Brian Stewart (R-45) shared stories about Roe’s commitment to Rochelle during his time as a senator- resulting in the construction of the overpass, a much-needed improvement to connect the community.”

 

Ceremony held dedicating overpass to late Sen. John B. ‘Jack’ Roe

Rochelle News-Leader

Jeff Helfrich

09/30/2022

“Mayor John Bearrows spoke at the event along with State Rep. Tom Demmer and State Sen. Brian Stewart, who co-sponsored House Joint Resolution 57 in Springfield to designate the Illinois Route 251 overpass in Rochelle in honor of Sen. Roe.”

 

Senator Turner Hosts Law Enforcement Advisory Council Meeting

Cities 92.9

Tom Davis

09/30/2022

“In her ongoing effort to foster open dialogue between local law enforcement officials and state’s attorneys regarding issues impacting their professions and public safety, State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) hosted a Law Enforcement Advisory Council meeting on September 28 at her district office in Lincoln.”

 

Sen. Sally Turner

9-30-22

WRPW Radio (Bloomington/Normal)

Issue: Law Enforcement Advisory Council

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

9-27-22

WGEM-TV (Quincy)

Issue: Senior Health Fair

Immigration

Experts see immigrants having an impact on state economy

News Channel ABC 20

David Pierce

09/27/2022

“Conversely, Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) believes immigrants will become a burden to Illinois taxpayers.”

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

9-27-22

WICD-TV (Champaign) (1 other source)

Issue: Immigrants will be a costly burden on Illinois taxpayers

Interviews

NEWSRADIO WJPF INTERVIEW WITH TERRI BRYANT

WJPF NewsRadio

Staff

09/28/2022

“Illinois State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) joins The Morning Newswatch.”

SAFE-T Act

Illinois St. Sen says abolishing cash bail in SAFE-T Act is an overreach

1430 WCMY News

Steven Devine

10/02/2022

“Illinois St. Sen. Jason Barickman says abolishing cash bail through the SAFE-T Act is an overreach.”

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

9-26-22

DeWitt Daily News

Issue: SAFE-T Act/Renegotiation expected

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

9-29-22

WIFR-TV (Rockford)

Issue: SAFE-T Act/elimination of cash bail

 

Sen. John Curran

9-28-22

Marathon Pundit (Morton, IL. Blogger)

Issue:  SAFE-T Act/Pritzker misleads to defend

 

Sen. John Curran

9-30-22

Decatur Herald & Review

Issue: SAFE-T Act lawsuit

Unemployment Debt

Illinois paying off $450 million of unemployment insurance fund debt

23 WIFR

Mike Miletich

09/27/2022

“Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) said Tuesday’s announcement comes on the verge of the largest tax increase on businesses in state history and does little to prevent it from happening.”

 

“Sen. Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) said it is disingenuous for Democratic leaders to pat themselves on the back for the payment when the burden of paying the remaining $1.3 billion will be placed on struggling Illinois businesses.”

 

Sens. Rezin, Stoller release statements disapproving of UI Trust Fund payment

Morris Herald-News

Shaw Local News Network

09/28/2022

“State Sens. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) have released the following statements regarding Gov. JB Pritzker’s use of $450 million to pay back a portion of the state’s $1.8 billion borrowed under Title XII of the Social Security Act.”

 

Sen. Win Stoller

9-27-22

WGEM-TV (Quincy)

Issue: Unemployment Trust Fund loan repayment

 

Sen. Win Stoller

9-27-22

WIFR-TV (Rockford) (1 other source)

Issue: Unemployment Trust Fund loan repayment

 

Sen. Win Stoller

9-30-2

Champaign News-Gazette

Issue: Unemployment Trust Fund debt

 

Sen. Win Stoller

9-28-22

WCMY Radio (Aurora)

Issue: Unemployment Trust Fund debt

 

Sen. Win Stoller

9-28-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Unemployment Trust Fund debt

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

9-27-22

WIFR-TV (Rockford) (1 other source)

Issue: Unemployment Trust Fund loan repayment

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

9-30-2

Champaign News-Gazette

Issue: Unemployment Trust Fund debt

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

9-28-22

WCMY Radio (Ottawa)

Issue: Unemployment Trust Fund debt

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

9-28-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Unemployment Trust Fund debt

MISC.

Sen. Dale Fowler

9-30-22

Hometown Register (regional newspaper group) (7 other sources)

Issue: Comptroller Mendoza acknowledges working on issues with Sen. Fowler

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

9-29-22

Southern Illinoisan (6 other sources)

Issue: State funding of death benefits for first responders

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

9-28-22

Southern Illinoisan

Issue: Southern Illinois economy

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

9-26-22

McDonough County Voice

Issue: Macomb Chamber of Commerce speech

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

9-28-22

Southern Illinoisan

Issue: Southern Illinois economy

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

9-28-22

Rockford Register Star

Issue: Hard Rock Casino construction