Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Rep. Bennett: New Year Ushers in 237 New Laws

January 1st ushers in the New Year and also 237 new state laws in Illinois, State Representative Tom Bennett said today.  Bennett (R-Gibson City) said local families should be aware…

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Update from the Capitol 12/8/15

 Budget MeetingThe Governor and all four legislative leaders sat down last week for the first time since May to discuss the budget. Following some brief, public comments, they met privately…

Monday, November 16, 2015
Update From The Capitol 11/16/15

On Tuesday, November 10, the Illinois House of Representatives convened and debated several matters before the General Assembly. Unfortunately, House Democrats sent a signal they have no intention of compromising…

Friday, October 2, 2015
Update from the Capitol 10/1/15

Democrat majority continues piecemeal budget strategyAlthough Illinois is close to ending its third month without a spending plan for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2015, recent House…

Friday, September 18, 2015
Please Join Rep. Bennett for Tips on Protecting your Personal and Financial Information

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Statement of State Rep. Tom Bennett on the SB 1229 Veto Override

“This week I voted to not support the override of the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 1229. I have studied this matter and have talked with several on the ramifications…

Friday, August 14, 2015
Update from the Capitol 8/14/15

The budget stalemate is dragging on in Springfield, but there was a bit of good news this week with passage of a “Federal Funds” budget that will allow for the…

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Governor Rauner Declares Local Counties Ag Disaster Areas

This week Governor Rauner declared all of the counties in the 106th district Agricultural Disaster Areas due to crop losses caused by the rain and flooding. Farmers who believe they…

Friday, August 7, 2015
Governor Signs Locally-Initiated Financial Protections for Seniors and the Disabled

Illinois seniors and the disabled will be better protected from financial abuse under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Governor Rauner. State Representative Tom Bennett, the measure’s chief House Sponsor,…

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Rep. Bennett’s School Security Measure Becomes Law

 Local school districts in Illinois will now have the flexibility they need to thoroughly discuss measures to keep students and staff safe from threats of harm, thanks to a new…