Week of 10/10/2022

Ethics

'Sickened, but not surprised': What lawmakers are saying about new charges against Madigan

Daily Herald

Russell Lissau

10/14/2022

“Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods said he wasn't surprised by the new charges.”

 

Springfield’s scourge: Recent spate of federal charges and accusations of abusive behavior highlights ongoing problems

Chicago Tribune

Ray Long and Dan Petrella

10/14/2022

“Senate Republican leader Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods has called the governor “hypocritical” because his “failure to lead” enables corruption to permeate the state.”

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

10-14-22

Daily Herald

Issue: Madigan ethics charges/AT&T

Events

Southern Illinois Made Expo makes its in-person return this weekend

WSIL TV 3

Evie Allen

10/11/2022

“The event is a partnership between State Senator Dale Fowler and several southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce.”

 

Wilcox Opens Office as Toys for Tots Drop-off Point

McHenry County Blog

Cal Skinner

10/15/2022

“It may seem too early to start thinking about Christmas, but State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry) wants to make sure every Illinois child has something special to unwrap this holiday season.”

 

Wilcox and McConchie Sponsoring SAFE-T Act Presentation

McHenry County Blog

Cal Skinner

10/14/2022

“If you have questions and want to separate fact from fiction once and for all, please attend a SAFE-T Act Town Hall Meeting Senator Dan McConchie and I are co-hosting on Thursday, October 20 in Crystal Lake.”

 

Local officials to host virtual panel on SAFE-T Act

WSPY NEWS

Staff

10/13/2022

“Morris State Senator Sue Rezin will be joined by Kendall County Sheriff Dwight Baird and Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis.”

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

10-15-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Traveling office hours/Plano

 

State Sens. McConchie, Wilcox to host Conversations Untapped

Northwest Herald

Shaw Local News Network

10/11/2022

“State Sens. Dan McConchie and Craig Wilcox will host a Conversations Untapped event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Spirit Water, 3300 Three Oaks Road in Cary.”

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

10-10-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Participation in the Senior Resource Fair resource fair in Yorkville.

Health

St. Margaret’s Health to explore reclassifying area facility to a Rural Emergency Hospital

WALLS 102

Staff

10/12/2022

“State legislators – Representative Lance Yednock and Senator Sue Rezin – to facilitate the incorporation of the REH designation into the Illinois Hospital Licensing Act.”

 

Chilling audio provides glimpse into abuse at state-run facility

Capitol News Illinois

BETH HUNDSDORFER

10/10/2022

“State Sen. Terri Bryant, a Republican from Murphysboro whose district includes Choate, said she was alarmed by the department’s handling of this case.”

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

10-12-22

Chronicle Media (Cook County)

Issue: Choate Mental Health Center abuse/phone audio released

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

10-11-22

KWMU Radio (St. Louis Public Radio) (3 other sources)

Issue: Choate Mental Health Center abuse/audio released

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

10-12-22

WCMY Radio (Ottawa) (1 other source)

Issue: St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley and Peru pursuing a Rural Emergency Hospital designation

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

10-10-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley and Peru pursuing a Rural Emergency Hospital designation

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

10-12-22

MSN.com

Issue: Mental Health Now campaign/supporting

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

10-12-22

MSN.com

Issue: Mental Health Now campaign/supporting

Interviews

Illinois State Senator Steve McClure

93.9 WTAX News Radio

Joey Mclaughlin

10/13/2022

“Joey Mclaughlin talks with Illinois State Senator Steve McClure about his upcoming town hall meeting on the SAFE-T act, and about his youth advisory council.”

SAFE-T ACT

Lawsuits looking to block SAFE-T Act stacking up as Pritzker signals changes ahead

The Center Square

Greg Bishop

10/10/2022

‘“Many of our constituents are going to read about legislation that consisted of more than 700 pages that was debated at 4:30 a.m., and they’re going to read, watch, and listen to those news reports about this legislation and immediately cast suspicion about what’s being done in the eleventh hour of this lame-duck session,” the lawsuits quote state Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, from that January 2021 debate.’

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

10-10-22

WMAY Radio (Springfield) (9 other sources)

Issue: SAFE-T Act lawsuits

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

10-11-22

AdVantage News (Metro East online news) (3 other sources)

Issue: SAFE-T Act lawsuits piling up

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

10-13-22

Champaign News-Gazette

Issue: SAFE-T Act

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

10-13-22

WCIA-TV (Champaign) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: SAFE-T Act/Decatur police officers shot in attack

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

10-10-22

Muddy River News (Hannibal/Quincy)

Issue: SAFE-T Act Forum at John Wood Community College

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

10-13-22

WGEM-TV (Quincy)

Issue: SAFE-T Act

 

Sen. Steve McClure

10-16-22

Kewanee Star-Courier (1 other source)

Issue: SAFE-T Act/ ACLU supports reform

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

10-14-22

WCSJ Radio (Ottawa)

Issue: SAFE-T Act/Virtual panel

 

Sen. John Curran

10-13-22

Positively Naperville

Issue: SAFE-T Act forum

 

Sen. Steve McClure

10-13-22

Pure Oldies 107.5FM (Springfield/Capitol Radio Group stations)

Issue: SAFE-T Act

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

10-13-22

WSPY Radio (Aurora)

Issue: SAFE-T Act forum

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

10-13-22

WCIA-TV (Champaign) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: SAFE-T Act/Decatur police officers shot

Tax Rebates

Deadline to file for Illinois tax rebates Monday

WTWO 2 (WCIA)

Danny Connolly

10/14/2022

“Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) said many people in his district have contacted him about the property and income tax rebates and is warning Illinoisans to check their filing status before Monday.”

 

Senator Rose Warns Taxpayers: October 17 Key Deadline for Tax Rebates

Decatur Radio

Staff

10/14/2022

“State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) is hearing from a lot of confused taxpayers about the State of Illinois Tax Rebate program.”

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

10-14-22

WWVR Radio (Terre Haute, In.) (4 other sources)

Issue: Property tax rebates

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

10-14-22

Champaign News-Gazette

Issue: Property tax rebates

MISC.

Sen. Jil Tracy

10-10-22

Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Issue: Funding for WIU’s Center for Performing Arts

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

10-11-22

Raw Story (online news) (Meltwater says there are 12 other sources – with a reach of more than 2.5 million)

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

10-12-22

WLDS/WEAI Radio (Jacksonville)

Issue: Cass County Courthouse Square

 

Sen. Steve McClure

10-13-22

Illinois Times

Issue: Heartland Greenway Pipeline protests

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

10-14-22

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

Issue: Top legislative issues