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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Rep. Bennett’s SIDS Education Enhancement Becomes Law

New parents in Illinois will be ensured to leave the hospital with good, updated information on how to protect their newborn from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) under a new…


Thursday, July 16, 2015
Rep. Bennett talks state budget, flooding and more on WDWS

Rep. Bennett talked with WDWS morning hosts Dave and Elizabeth about the state budget stalemate, worker paychecks, local flooding and more. Click here to listen!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Flooding updates from the Red Cross and Watseka Police and Fire Departments

Watseka Flooding Update From the American Red Cross-Central Illinois Chapter: The American Red Cross continues to provide food, shelter and comfort to the flood victims in Watseka.  The shelter is…


Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Rep. Bennett: Watseka Flood rellef efforts in full swing

Representative Bennett has been on scene today in Watseka to lend his office’s support to the flood relief efforts. “We have  great cooperation between the different agencies,” Representative Bennett said. “Special thanks…


Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Watseka Flooding Update 7-14-15

Updated information from a City of Watseka press release reported in the Times-Republic. “…As of today the Watseka Fire Department, assisted from other area departments, has evacuated families from 28…


Monday, July 13, 2015
Flooding in Watseka-Please take precautions to stay safe!

Representative Bennett today toured several sites in the Watseka area experiencing flooding. Mayor Bob Harwood is executing plans to help deal with the rising water. Some major roads are impacted. Approximately 20…


Friday, July 10, 2015
Rep. Bennett Refuses Pay for the Duration of the Budget Stalemate

As the state budget stalemate continues into mid-July, State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) this week officially gave notice to the State Comptroller that he will refuse his own pay…


Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Rep. Bennett: Despite budget stalemate, state & university employees must be paid

As Illinois begins a new fiscal year this week with no state budget in place, State Representative Tom Bennett has signed-on to legislation to ensure thousands of state and university…


Wednesday, July 1, 2015
State Employees: CMS answers questions about benefits during the onging budget stalemate

The information below was put together by the Department of Central Management Services (CMS) to answer state employees’ questions about pay and benefits while no state budget is in place. FAQs…


Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Update from the Capitol 6-29-15

Governor Rauner signs education budget bill, vetoes the rest of the unbalanced budgetGovernor Rauner this past week signed the elementary and secondary education component of the Fiscal Year 2016 State…