Week of 10/17/2022

Events

High School Students Join Barickman to Try Their Hand at Lawmaking

Cities 92.2

Tom Davis

10/21/2022

“State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) welcomed dozens of high school students to take a deep dive government and try their hand at the lawmaking process.”

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

10-21-22

WRPW Radio (Bloomington/Norma)

Issue: Youth Advisory Council

 

Panel believes SAFE-T Act should be repealed

Herald-Whig

MIKE SORENSEN

10/19/2022

“At a town hall meeting hosted by state Sen. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, Wednesday at John Wood Community College, officials joined the chorus of other law enforcement and judicial officials across the state opposed to the changes.”

 

‘I’ve never seen anything like it … I’m appalled that it got passed’: Panel pleads for changes to be made to SAFE-T Act before Jan. 1

Muddy River News

David Adam

10/20/2022

“Yates joined Gary Farha and Todd Eyler from the Adams County State’s Attorney’s office, Brown County Sheriff Justin Oliver and State Sen. Jil Tracy, host of the event, for a discussion about the act, a nearly 800-page law which passed the Illinois Legislature on Jan. 13, 2021.”

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

10-21-22

Muddy River News (Quincy/Hannibal)

Issue: SAFE-T Act town hall

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

10-20-22

KHQA-TV (Hannibal, Mo.)

Issue: SAFE-T Act town hall

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

10-20-22

Muddy River News (Quincy-Hannibal)

Issue: SAFE-T Act town hall

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

10-20-22

WGEM-TV (Quincy) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: SAFE-T Act town hall

 

Sen. McClure hosts SAFE-T town hall

WTAX News Radio

Staff

10/19/2022

“Following a disruption by the Faith Coalition for the Common Good, State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield) hosted a town hall meeting in the clubhouse at Piper Glenn Golf Course Wednesday night.”

 

Advocates and opponents of Pretrial Fairness Act in Illinois spar in local town hall

State Journal-Register

Patrick Keck

10/20/2022

“State Sen. Steve McClure and state Rep. Sandy Hamilton, both Springfield Republicans, were joined by Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell and state's attorneys Dan Wright and Gray Noll of Morgan County during a question and answer session before a standing-room-only crowd.”

 

McClure Hosting Town Hall Event on SAFE-T Act on Wednesday in Springfield

WLDS/WEAI News

Benjamin Cox

10/17/2022

“State Senator Steve McClure is hosting a town hall-style event on Wednesday in Springfield about the SAFE-T Act.”

 

Sen. Steve McClure

10-17-22

WLDS/WEAI Radio (Jacksonville)

Issue: SAFE-T Act town hall

 

Sen. Steve McClure

10-17-22

Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Issue: SAFE-T Act town hall

 

More meetings set to discuss Illinois’ no cash bail law

The Center Square

Greg Bishop

10/18/2022

“State Sen. Steve McClure, R-Springfield, hosts a town hall in Springfield on Wednesday with officials from local law enforcement.”

 

“In Crystal Lake on Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, and state Sen. Craig Wilcox, R-McHenry, host a town hall meeting.”

 

Motion Filed to Consolidate SAFE-T Act Suits in Kankakee County

WLDS/WEAI News

Benjamin Cox

10/21/2022

“State Senator Steve McClure held a town hall Wednesday night at Piper Glen Golf Course in Springfield that was disrupted by demonstrators from the Faith Coalition for the Common Good who say Illinois Republicans are attempting to dismantle the SAFE-T Act.”

 

Sen. Steve McClure

10-19-22

WIND Radio (Chicago)

Issue: SAFE-T Act forum

 

Sen. Steve McClure

10-18-22

WMAY Radio (Springfield) (5 other sources)

Issue: SAFE-T Act forum

 

Sen. Steve McClure

10-20-22

WMAY Radio (Springfield)

Issue: SAFE-T Act town hall

 

Sen. John Curran

10-18-22

Fox 32 (Chicago) (1 other source)

Issue: SAFE-T Act town hall

 

Sen. Craig Wilcox

10-18-22

WMAY Radio (Springfield) (5 other sources)

Issue: SAFE-T Act forum

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

10-18-22

WMAY Radio (Springfield) (5 other sources)

Issue: SAFE-T Act forum

Mental Health

Pritzker’s oversight of social services questioned amid abuse allegations at Choate mental health facility

Chicago Tribune

A.D. Quig and Sarah Macaraeg

10/21/2022

‘“I have to lay it at the feet of the governor because the buck stops with him,” state Sen. Terri Bryant of Murphysboro said of the incidents at Choate, which is just west of her district.’

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

10-21-22

Decatur Herald & Review (2 other sources)

Issue: Choate Mental Health Center/Pritzker oversight

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

10-21-22

Southern Illinoisan (1 other source)

Issue: Choate Mental Health Center/Pritzker oversight

Public Safety

Sen. Chapin Rose

10-19-22

Piatt County Journal-Republican

Issue: Violence against police

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

10-20-22

WCSJ Radio (Ottawa)

Issue: Amending the SAFE-T Act

 

State senator says SAFE-T Act amendment is in the works

WSPY News

Ethan Kruger

10/19/2022

“Morris Republican State Senator Sue Rezin says an amendment to the SAFE-T Act is in the works.”

 

Sen. Steve McClure

10-23-22

WIND Radio (Chicago) (1 other source)

Issue: SAFE-T Act

 

Sen. Steve McClure

10-21-22

WLDS/WEAI Radio (Jacksonville)

Issue: SAFE-T Act lawsuits

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

10-22-22

Daily Herald

Issue: SAFE-T Act impact on county finances

MISC.

Wheels keep turning on connector

Monroe County Republic-Times

Andrew Unverferth

10/19/2022

“State Senator Terri Bryant and other government officials have played a role in revitalizing the project for its most recent attempt.”

 

Illinois puts another $3.4 million toward Cairo port project

The Southern Illinoisan

LES O'DELL

10/19/2022

“State Sen. Dale Fowler applauded the release of the additional funds.”

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

10-21-22

DeWitt Daily News

Issue: School Report Card results/Pritzker fails Illinois children

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

10-18-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Ottaway YMCA groundbreaking