Plainfield State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was awarded the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2016 Friend of Agriculture Award earlier this month, which recognized his voting record in line with the needs of Illinois farmers. On October 18th, in order to maintain his connection to District 97’s farming operations, he joined Will County Farm Bureau’s John Andermann atop his combine harvester.
 
Mr. Andermann said, “I was happy to have him along during my day’s work, as he has been consistently receptive to farming needs and issues. I thank him for that, and for coming to talk with me today.”

Rep. Batinick stated, “We must always support Illinois’ agriculture as it will remain vital to our State and country’s well-being. Many constituents of District 97 make their livelihood through farming, and I am grateful that John Andermann allowed me to go to work with him today.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is studying improved access to I-55 at Airport Road/Lockport Street and at IL 126/Essington Road. The project stakeholders are a large and varied group that includes teams from Plainfield, Romeoville and Bolingbrook in conjunction with IDOT and the Federal Highway Administration. A consultant team from V3 Companies is performing engineering studies and coordinating stakeholder outreach.
 
A stakeholder is anyone that is affected by the project and its outcome, so this effort involves outreach to residents, owners of nearby properties, users of I-55, Weber Road, IL 126, Airport Road, Lockport Street, local businesses, elected officials, local agencies and the general public. The project's website is located at www.airportand126study.com.
 
 

The roadway alternatives that have been developed during the I-55 Interchange study are being evaluated through a three step process. 30 alternatives were produced for study. Rounds 1 and 2 of the screening process are completed.
Plainfield – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was awarded the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2016 Friend of Agriculture Award, which recognized his voting record in line with the needs of Illinois farmers.
 
Rep. Batinick stated, “It is important that the State remains attentive to Illinois’ agricultural industry, because this industry is vital to our State and our country. From my post in District 97, many constituents make their livelihood through Illinois’ vast agriculture, and I’d like to thank all of them for this recognition.”
 
Mark Schneidewind, a Manager of the Will County Farm Bureau, stated, “The Illinois Farm Bureau tracks important pieces of legislation on behalf of farmers, and we are grateful to the efforts of all lawmakers that keep farmers in mind. Representative Batinick’s voting record has been a great help to Illinois agriculture, and it’s a privilege to present the Illinois Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture Award to him this year.”