PLAINFIELD – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) will host an Identity Theft Prevention Seminar on Tuesday, March 21 at the Troy Township Center from 10:00 A.M. to Noon. The community center is located at 25448 Seil Road in Shorewood. A liaison from the Attorney General’s Office will speak on how to prevent fraud and what to do if you’re a victim. The seminar is free and open to the public. Free refreshments will be provided.

“Illinois has one of the highest rates of identity theft in the country, particularly with seniors being targeted as victims,” Rep. Batinick said. “I have partnered with the Attorney General’s Office in the past to help empower local residents to take steps to protect themselves from falling prey to identity theft and scams. We look forward to bringing this presentation to Shorewood.” 

For more information or to RSVP, please call Rep. Batinick’s office at (815) 254-0000.

Representative Batinick serves the 97th District, which includes portions of Oswego, Montgomery, Naperville, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Joliet, and Shorewood.
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Rep. Mark Batinick
PLAINFIELD – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is providing a new resource for local residents to submit feedback on current state issues by announcing the launch of his 2017 online constituent survey, available on his legislative website.   

The survey covers a wide range of issues including property taxes, the minimum wage, government reforms and the state budget, to name just a few. Rep. Batinick will utilize constituent feedback to help represent the district effectively during the 2017 legislative session of the Illinois General Assembly.

“All of the issues covered in the survey have been considered by the state legislature in the past; and are likely to be again in 2017,” Rep. Batinick said.  “Your feedback helps me to know where residents of our district stand on a wide range of policy questions of concern to Illinois families and taxpayers.”
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More than a year and a half after a blown budget deadline, plans are popping up to break Illinois’ longstanding stalemate.
State Rep. Mark Batinick, R-Plainfield, released a plan last week that he said would give the long-standing budget standoff a clearer perspective. His “1-2-3 Plan” isn’t a budget, but a method of going about negotiations.
Batinick said the biggest problem with the budget talks that have happened thus far is that no sides are willing to start by making the cuts necessary to keep the state living within its means.
“Any new budget idea should start with the money that we have coming in and do a baseline budget based on that,” he said. “It would give everybody a reality of where we are.”
PLAINFIELD – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) has been appointed to serve on the Legislative Audit Commission, the panel responsible for the oversight of the stewardship of public funds and monitoring action to correct weaknesses disclosed by the audits of state agencies.

The Legislative Audit Commission is comprised of 12 legislators appointed by the General Assembly leadership with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans from both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate. 

“Ensuring the integrity of how public funds are spent is one of the most basic responsibilities of state government,” Rep. Batinick said. “I am honored to accept this appointment to serve as a taxpayer watchdog on the Legislative Audit Commission.”