Plainfield – State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is pleased to announce the dates, locations and times of his three major Summer Fairs within the local community.
 
On Friday June 17, Rep. Batinick will host a Senior Fair from 9AM to noon at St. Mary’s Immaculate Parish in Plainfield. State, county, and local government resources will be made available to all participating Seniors, and a Free Shred Truck will be on hand to properly dispose of a limit of two paper boxes per attendee.
 
On Saturday June 18, Rep. Batinick will host a Children’s Expo from 9AM to 12:30PM at Plainfield Central High School. There will be many fun demonstrations (including a State Police K-9 Unit, and Reptile Show), local program organizers, local information, and also a Touch-A-Truck area with many exciting vehicles. Admission, refreshments and giveaways will all be free.
 
On Saturday June 25, Rep. Batinick will co-host a Jobs Fair with State Rep. John Anthony at Minooka Central High School from 9:30AM to 12:30PM. Many local employers will be on hand, and there will also be workshops on stand-out resumes, successful interviewing, and mastering your job search. Job seekers should bring plenty of resumes and dress to impress!
 
Rep. Batinick stated, “I’m thrilled to have these Fairs each summer in order to meet more of our community. These Fairs help me stay in tune with District 97, and also add to my office’s service to our constituents. The goal with these Fairs is to offer something that people from any age group can enjoy and utilize, and I hope we see even larger numbers than last year. Please consider placing these dates in your Summer calendar.”
 
 
Chicago – State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was one of ten General Assembly members to first question the appointment of former Rep. Frank Mautino to Auditor General. Today he joined several legislators at the Thompson Center in Chicago to demand that Mautino remove himself from the position of Auditor General until the federal and state investigations surrounding his campaign fund, The Committee for Frank J. Mautino, are completed.
 
Rep. Batinick stated, “This governmental office has for decades upheld the standard of ethics that Illinoisans expect from their entire state government, and I must ask that Mr. Mautino step aside from his position as Auditor General until it is proven he has not tainted the office. Illinois has endured many governmental scandals in its history, but it has not seen one from its Auditor General. The people of this State deserve clean government, and they deserve their government to be checked and audited by someone not under the weight of investigation. Knowing this, today I joined my colleagues demanding that Auditor General Mautino take an unpaid leave of absence until investigations surrounding him are completed.”
 
A letter has been sent to Auditor General Mautino demanding that he take the unpaid leave of absence.