On Tuesday, February 9th, Rep. Batinick will be hosting a free class from 6 to 9PM on women’s self-defense at the Troy Township Community Center located at 25448 Seil Road in Shorewood. The class will be conducted by the educators at One Light Self Defense, who have taught self-defense, distraction and awareness tactics across the world. It’s never a bad time to learn some new defense methods to help keep yourself safe, and meet a few more neighbors.

Any donations will go to help Women at Risk, International for their fight against human trafficking, rehabilitating victims, and giving a voice to the silent cries of the oppressed. For more information about the group visit
onelightselfdefense.com, and please E-mail debk.repbatinick@gmail.com to RSVP.
It has been a privilege to work on behalf of the people of District 97 this past year, and in my first year as your State Representative I have brought many initiatives to Springfield that would help Illinois’ state government become more efficient. I would like to highlight some of these for you today, and go over my various forms of outreach I have used to remain at the forefront of our District’s main concerns.


Obviously an issue on everyone’s mind is the lack of a budget and the partisan divide that has gripped Springfield. At the root of the budget impasse is a fundamental disagreement between the Democrat leaders who control the House and Senate and the Republican Governor about how Illinois should proceed with allocating funds and taxing Illinoisans. On one side of the debate are the House Speaker and Senate President, who want to approve a wildly unbalanced spending plan and raise taxes immediately to close the funding gap. On the other side of the issue is our Governor, who has stated emphatically that he will not discuss additional revenues until fiscal reforms are put in place to control spending and eliminate waste. While this impasse moves on, I continue to help undo the issues that have helped create the deadlock.
On February 2nd, Rep. Batinick will be hosting a free class from 6 to 9PM on women’s self-defense at the Oswego Senior Center located at 156 E. Washington Street. The class will be done with the educators at One Light Self Defense, who have taught self-defense, distraction and awareness tactics across the world. It’s never a bad time to learn some new defense methods to help keep yourself safe, and meet a few more neighbors.

Any donations will go to help Women at Risk, International for their fight against human trafficking, rehabilitating victims, and giving a voice to the silent cries of the oppressed. For more information about the group visit
onelightselfdefense.com, and please E-mail debk.repbatinick@gmail.com to RSVP.

On Tuesday, January 26th, from 6 to 9PM, the Plainfield Junior Women's Club will be hosting a Self-Defense Class for women ages 11 and up. It will be held at the Plainfield Township Community Center, located at 15014 S. Des Plaines Street.

The seminar will be done with the world-renowned educators at One Light Self-Defense, who will teach self-defense, distraction and awareness tactics.

There is a $5 suggested donation for any participants. All donations go to help Women at Risk, International for their fight against human trafficking, rehabilitating victims, and giving a voice to the silent cries of the oppressed. For more information visit onelightselfdefense.com and the PJWC Facebook page. Please E-mail debk.repbatinick@gmail.com to RSVP.

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) has filed a new bill to amend the Illinois Constitution to ensure public accountability by making all Illinois elected officials subject to recall. The proposal, House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 44, was filed this week and is co-sponsored by Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) and Representative Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove).

Specifically, HJRCA 44 provides for the recall of all State Executive Branch officers and members of the General Assembly; changes the signature requirements for affidavits and petitions for recall of the Governor and expands them to include all State Executive Branch officers and members of the General Assembly. The amendment also provides for the recall of all elected officials of any school district, community college, or unit of local government.
Task force makes 27 recommendations for streamlining local government, empowering communities & saving taxpayer dollars
 
 
OAK BROOK - On Monday January 4 Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti formally presented Governor Bruce Rauner with the Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates Task Force’s final report. Rep. Batinick was pleased to be a part of this work. Many informed constituents inquired about the Final Report, and it can be found here.