M106 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: (217) 782-8206
140 Carlinville Plaza
Phone: (217) 854-4441
Fax: (217) 854-5311
- Carol Mansfield said02/12/2011
Please support SB2198 and SB2197. We need bills that protect both parents rights. My Ex daughter-in-law does not go by the court agreement for visitation. She believes that a Christian County court will do nothing to her. She witholds visitation from my son and will not allow anyone but him to pick her up. She needs a BIG wake up call as do alot of custodial parents. My son is harasses by her via text messages and if he does not answer or comply with her wishes he is denied visitation. I was a single parent and never treated my ex or his parents in this manner. We need to send a wake up call that family(both sides) should be first. Thank you for your support in this issue
- Greg Neff said09/26/2010
You and your fellow Democrats have controlled the Springfield Senate and House for more years than I can remember. What has it got the people of Illinois? Illinois is out of control, deep in entitlement debt, and rampart wasteful spending. How many chances do you folks get? I'm stupid if I keep voting Democratic year after year and the conditions in Illinois keep getting worse year after year. Don't give me the excuse that some of the Governors were Republican. The Governor does not write the laws. Greed, power, and SELF is what it has all become. It's time for a change. I'd vote for Mickey Mouse before I will vote for and incumbent Democrat or business as usual Republican. Greg Neff
- MICHAEL SAATHOFF said03/13/2009
PLEASE OPPOSE SB1351! LET US HAVE SOME SORT OF FREEDOM!I AM A STRONG SUPPORTER OF YOU.I HOPE YOU SUPPORT ALL THE MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS IN YOUR DISTRICT. THANK YOU, MICHAEL SAATHOFF
- David Rix said03/03/2009
House Bill 687, sponsored by Representative Kenneth Dunkin (D- Chicago),
Dear Senator Demuzio
I hope that you are an understanding Senator that realize that the southern part and probably most of your Senate district contains a large majority of sportsman who own firearm legally and are law bidding. To support this bill would be nothing more to us than a slap in the face to force us to endure a large penalty such as this insurance would create. I implore you to not vote for this bill and discourage the rest of the IL senate from endorsing this atrocity
- Mary A Bates said12/30/2008
Dear Senator Demuzio,
I am not against coal mining.
Nevertheless, the possible reopening of Monterey Mine No. 1,
is of concern. It is important that all applicable mining rules
be strictly adhered to for the protection
of the environment and human health.
Applicable mining rules require at a minimum
the slopes of the huge coal slurry impoundments
be vegetated, and obviously they are not,
see attached photo, which you may print.
The erosion and contaminant seepage are signs of trouble on the
south face of the coal waste slurry impoundment #6 at Monterey 1
The impoundment is estimated to
hold 25 to 30 million cubic yards of
gob and slurry, if itÃ¢Â€Â™s 2/3'rds slurry then itÃ¢Â€Â™s 4 billion gallons.
This is much larger that the recent coal waste impoundment
failure in Tennessee. Will the new mine owner fix the high hazard
dam at Monterey 1?
The coal waste is slurry sludge left over from washing coal.
All coal waste impoundments contain very toxic metals such as
Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Beryllium, Chromium,
Cobalt, Manganese, Nickel, and Selenium. The lake that
provides drinking water for Carlinville is near the mine waste impoundments.
Permanent waste impoundments are not allowed and a mine
permit's Operation Plan must describe removal of
waste impoundments. Yet this is not the case for the existing
Monterey 1 permit. If left permanently, engineers tell me
that the dams will eventually fail, it is only a matter of time.
There is no reason why the prosperity that the reopening
of the mine might provide should be compromised by allowing
the mine to avoid existing mining rules and regulations.
Mary A. Bates
936 Vandalia Street
Hillsboro, Illinois 62049
- Sponsored bill SR096412/19/2008
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- Sponsored bill SR095912/19/2008
- Sponsored bill SR096012/19/2008
- Sponsored bill SR095812/19/2008
- Sponsored bill SR092011/13/2008
- Sponsored bill SB307511/13/2008
- Co-Sponsored bill SJR010811/12/2008
- Sponsored bill SB306711/12/2008
- Sponsored bill SR087309/23/2008
- Sponsored bill SR083708/20/2008
- Sponsored bill SR083808/20/2008