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Friday, August 5, 2016
New State Job Creation Agency, Concealed Carry Update, Motor Vehicle Renewals Made Easier and More

As always, you can contact me via webform at www.repbennett.com, or by phone at (815) 844-9179 (Pontiac) or (815) 432-0106 (Watseka). New State job-creation agency is officially unveiled  ‘Intersect Illinois’,…


Friday, July 29, 2016
New license renewal process in place, watch out for faster trains

New process now in use for drivers’ license renewalsIllinois drivers looking to renew their licenses should take note of some new processes now in place at the Secretary of State’s…


Friday, July 22, 2016
Some notable accomplishments, new program for homeowners

As always, you can contact me via webform at www.repbennett.com, or by phone at (815) 844-9179 (Pontiac) or (815) 432-0106 (Watseka). Despite bad news, some accomplishments in the past year…


Monday, July 18, 2016
School funding reform commission, county fairs to be funded

As always, you can contact me via webform at www.repbennett.com, or by phone at (815) 844-9179 (Pontiac) or (815) 432-0106) Watseka. New School Funding Reform Commission Appointed The commission will…


Friday, July 8, 2016
443 bills passed this spring, possible waiver of sticker renewal fee

As always, you can contact me via webform at www.repbennett.com, or by phone at (815) 844-9179 (Pontiac) or (815) 432-0106) Watseka. 443 bills passed both houses this springSince the beginning…


Friday, July 1, 2016
Education budget passed, many state services funded through end of the year

As always, you can contact me via webform at www.repbennett.com, or by phone at (815) 844-9179 (Pontiac) or (815) 432-0106) Watseka. State K-12 budget will enable schools to open on…


Friday, June 24, 2016
Road construction in jeopardy; working groups still working

As always, you can contact me via webform at www.repbennett.com, or by phone at (815) 844-9179 (Pontiac) or (815) 432-0106 (Watseka). Continuing budget stalemate threatens road and bridge maintenanceIllinois’ lack…


Monday, June 20, 2016
Bennett to host Senior Fair in Pontiac June 28

State Representative Tom Bennett will host a FREE Senior Fair from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday June 28 at the Pontiac Recreation Center, which is located at 900…


Friday, June 17, 2016
Push for education funding continues; state faces another credit downgrade

House Republicans continue to push for 2016-17 school fundingThe House Republican Caucus has been working with all sides, including Governor Rauner and rank-and-file Democrats, to ensure that funding is in…


Friday, June 10, 2016
Legislation to ensure schools open on time, progress on budget talks?

As always, you can contact me via webform at www.repbennett.com. House Republicans file legislation to ensure schools open during ongoing budget stalemateOne year ago, Illinois public schools and their pupils were…