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Friday, October 25, 2019
Visit to One Earth Energy

Last week I joined with Senators Bill Cunningham and Scott Bennett to visit with Steve Kelly, One Earth Energy, and the Illinois Corn Growers as part of an opportunity to…


Friday, October 25, 2019
Road projects plan released; Visiting a local ethanol plant

Six-year plan released for state highway projects On Monday the Illinois Department of Transportation released its long-awaited list of projects to be funded by the Rebuild Illinois capital program we…


Thursday, October 24, 2019
Rep. Bennett announces transportation projects for all five counties of 106th district

WATSEKA –State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) announced today that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has approved 113 transportation improvement projects across all five counties of the 106th District….


Friday, October 18, 2019
Photo contest deadline approaching

Friday October 25 is the deadline to submit photos for the Hometown in the Heartland 106th District photography contest. Winning submissions will be displayed in my Capitol and district offices….


Friday, October 18, 2019
State Police examining new firearm dealer law; Growing concerns about crop yields

State Police developing rules for new firearm dealer licensing law Last year, over my strong opposition and the opposition of most of the Republicans in the House, the state enacted…


Friday, October 11, 2019
Speaking in Eureka and Ashkum

I was glad to have the opportunity to deliver a Springfield update to the Rotary Club in Eureka and the Lions Club in Ashkum recently. There was a lot to…


Friday, October 11, 2019
Crop report shows improvement; Donating another pay raise check

USDA reports improvement in crop conditions Earlier this year we were all very concerned about the extremely wet spring and the potential damage to the 2019 planting season in our…


Friday, October 4, 2019
New addition to Peterson Elementary

It was great to join Paxton-Buckley-Loda superintendent Cliff McClure, members of the PBL school board, faculty, staff and local residents in the grand opening of the new addition to Clara…


Friday, October 4, 2019
Opening new agricultural markets; time for FAFSA applications

Taiwan trade mission comes to Ford County, will purchase $2.2 billion in ag products Finding markets for Illinois agricultural products, both domestically and overseas, is essential to the continued success…


Friday, September 27, 2019
Visit to Pontiac Junior High

Every time I visit a school in our district and talk with the students I come away feeling very optimistic about our region’s future. Senator Barickman and I had that…