PLAINFIELD – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is launching a brand new website for constituents to leave any and all ideas they think could benefit the State of Illinois.

Rep. Batinick stated, “This past year I have brought many ideas to the House Floor in an effort to bring cost-saving measures to the state in order to help it function more effectively for the citizens it serves. There are many ideas we could initiate, and I’d like to help our concerned citizens get their own ideas heard while the state is still struggling to pass a budget, and find the money to fund a budget. No idea is too small. After you submit your thousand dollar idea, I'd love to hear your nephew's hundred dollar idea. We are not in a position to let dollars go to waste. With this project I intend to bring everyone’s ideas to the table, and allow them to be heard as they should. Negotiations and ideas can be exchanged to help our state’s cause. If our valued constituents can do it, certainly we can too.”

Rep. Batinick is asking all constituents with ideas to submit them at www.ideasforillinois.com. All effective ideas will be considered for potential delivery to the House Floor in the form of cost-saving legislation.

OSWEGO – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was excited to join administrators with Oswego Community Unit School District 308 as together they planned to provide the school district’s high school students with free Electrocardiogram heart screenings. The health initiative will be achieved via Chicagoland’s very own Young Hearts 4 Life Program. The school district also received $1,000 from AT&T to help implement the health program.

Rep. Batinick stated, “It’s wonderful to see these school administrators, health providers, and AT&T come together to help save young lives. This work ensures that School District 308 students are not only receiving a quality education, but also a health assessment that ensures their own safety now and into young adulthood.”

Jeff Adducci, a community affairs manager with AT&T that attended the meeting, stated, “There are great non-profit organizations improving lives in Illinois. By supporting these organizations we’re strengthening the communities we serve.”

The free Electrocardiogram heart screenings will be implemented at Oswego East High School on Thursday, October 19th. Students must be registered with Young Hearts 4 Life at yh4l.org prior to screenings.