Friday, March 30th, 2018
Update on school safety; Medicaid match moves closer

School safety and gun legislation likely to be high on the agenda in SpringfieldI recently attended a ceremony at Dwight High School in remembrance of the 17 students who were…

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
FEMA flood damage assessment; rail upgrades coming

FEMA assessing flood damage in our areaFollowing last month’s flooding in the eastern part of the 106th district, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this week joined with state officials…

Friday, March 16th, 2018
Tackle football legislation; opioid crisis worsens

House considering legislation on youth tackle footballThe House Mental Health Committee has advanced legislation that would prohibit organized youth sports tackle football for any child under the age of 12….

Friday, March 9th, 2018
Ford sheriff testifies in House committee; Preparing for severe weather

Sheriff Doran testifies before House committeeThis week the House held committee hearings to discuss the issue of school safety. These lengthy hearings produced several ideas which we will be exploring…

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Rep. Tom Bennett’s March 8 Update from the Capitol
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
Flooding emergency; helping family farms

Flood disaster declared in eastern 106th districtLate last week Governor Rauner declared areas in the eastern part of the 106th district to be disaster areas due to the heavy flooding…

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Rep. Bennett’s Update from the Capitol for March 1