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Friday, April 24, 2015
Rep. Bennett Advances Crucial Protections for Seniors and the Disabled

Illinois seniors and the disabled would be better protected from both physical and financial abuse under legislation guided through the Illinois House Friday by State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City). The…


Thursday, April 23, 2015
Update from the Capitol 4-22-15

We’re in the final six weeks of our scheduled spring legislative session and we have a lot of work left to do. In the coming weeks decisions will be made…


Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Rep. Bennett’s Traveling Office Coming to El Paso, Minonk

State Representative Tom Bennett is taking his office on the road to meet with local residents in communities throughout the 106th district. On Thursday, May 7th, El Paso and Minonk…


Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Remembering Abraham Lincoln on the 150th Anniversary of his Death

On the morning of April 15, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln died from a gunshot wound he sustained the night before at the hands of assassin John Wilkes Booth. Today, Rep….


Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Bennett/Barickman Recycling Event Coming in May – Please Join us!

The following items WILL BE ACCEPTED for electronics recycling: * All computer related equipment * Typewriters, fax machines, printers* Scanners, copiers, overhead projectors* Blenders, can openers, food processors* Sewing machines,…


Monday, April 13, 2015
Rep. Bennett Seeks Local Input at Legislative Town Halls

State Representative Tom Bennett is inviting area residents to discuss important state and local issues at Legislative Town Hall meetings he is hosting throughout the 106th District in the coming…


Friday, March 27, 2015
Governor Rauner Visits the House Floor

Rep. Bennett greeted Governor Rauner on the House Floor Thursday. Thursday evening, the governor signed into law the emergency FY15 budget provisions passed by the House earlier in the week.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Rep. Bennett: Emergency Budget Measures Not Perfect, But Necessary

Statement of State Rep. Tom Bennett on House Bills 317 and 318, the emergency FY 15 budget measures advanced today by the Illinois House: “It’s very unfortunate that former Governor…


Monday, March 23, 2015
Rep. Bennett’s Agriculture Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting

To ensure local families, groups and organizations are involved in the legislative decision making process, State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) is forming local Advisory Committees. The new 106th District…


Friday, March 13, 2015
Rep. Bennett’s School Safety Bill Clears House

School Boards in Illinois will be better able to ensure student safety while discussing building security under legislation guided through the Illinois House Thursday by State Representative Tom Bennett. House…