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Friday, February 26, 2021
Governor signs police overhaul bill; Ongoing difficulty at IDES

Governor signs House Bill 3653, policing overhaul bill On Monday Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 3653 into law, enacting controversial legislation which dramatically changes policing in Illinois and which a…


Friday, February 19, 2021
Governor proposes budget; More legislation introduced

Governor proposes new state budget Governor Pritzker delivered his 2021 budget address on Wednesday. He is once again proposing an unbalanced budget based on hypothetical revenues and tax hikes. This…


Thursday, February 11, 2021
House stumbles out of the starting block; New legislation introduced

House gets off to a disappointing start The House met for a single day this week to get organized for the 2021 legislative session. The first item on the agenda…


Friday, February 5, 2021
Calling for veto of police bill; Session days cancelled

Urging a veto of dangerous bill which changes policing House Republicans are calling on Governor Pritzker to veto House Bill 3653, a measure passed in the closing minutes of the…


Friday, January 29, 2021
Leadership appointment; Opposing another tax increase

Named to House Republican leadership team I was honored this week to be selected by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin as a member of his leadership team for the upcoming…


Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Rep. Bennett named to House Republican leadership team

SPRINGFIELD –State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) has been named to the House Republican leadership team and will serve as an Assistant Republican Leader in the 102nd General Assembly. “I…


Friday, January 22, 2021
Moving toward more re-openings; More details on vaccinations

Illinois begins re-opening again Illinois has finally begun taking steps forward again in getting back open for business. After coronavirus case numbers went up in the fall and then declined…


Friday, January 15, 2021
New General Assembly; New House Speaker

New 102nd General Assembly sworn in I was honored on Wednesday to once again take the oath of office as the representative from the 106th district. It is a privilege…


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Bennett comments about ‘No’ vote on police bill in Illinois House

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Legislature called into ‘lame duck’ session; Some details on vaccines

House to meet on Friday After refusing to call the House back into session for months during the pandemic, Speaker Madigan has announced that there will be a ‘lame duck’…