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Friday, August 26, 2016
Honoring our veterans; tourism spending up in Illinois

New legislation increases veterans services, honors Gold Star familiesSeveral pieces of legislation to aid Illinois veterans have been signed into law over the past couple of weeks. The bills provide…


Friday, August 19, 2016
Helping local governments and families of fallen firefighters, Agricultural Education award

Two more bills signed into lawI am proud to report that two more of my bills have been signed into law. House Bill 4603 helps local governments cut down on…


Friday, August 12, 2016
Legislation affects farmers, state park to honor vets with PTSD

Lots of action affecting agriculture in the spring sessionThe stopgap budget passed by the General Assembly, as well as some other legislation passed by both houses and expected to be…


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…