Friday, August 14, 2015
Update from the Capitol 8/14/15

The budget stalemate is dragging on in Springfield, but there was a bit of good news this week with passage of a “Federal Funds” budget that will allow for the…

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Governor Rauner Declares Local Counties Ag Disaster Areas

This week Governor Rauner declared all of the counties in the 106th district Agricultural Disaster Areas due to crop losses caused by the rain and flooding. Farmers who believe they…

Friday, August 7, 2015
Governor Signs Locally-Initiated Financial Protections for Seniors and the Disabled

Illinois seniors and the disabled will be better protected from financial abuse under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Governor Rauner. State Representative Tom Bennett, the measure’s chief House Sponsor,…

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Rep. Bennett’s School Security Measure Becomes Law

 Local school districts in Illinois will now have the flexibility they need to thoroughly discuss measures to keep students and staff safe from threats of harm, thanks to a new…

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Illinois Ag Director Nelson, Rep. Bennett Tour Flooded Fields in Iroquois County

Illinois Agriculture Director Nelson was in Watseka this week, joining Rep. Bennett to tour flooded fields and survey damage to farms in Iroquois County. Officials say parts of the county received more…

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Update from the Capitol 7/21/15

We’re back in Springfield again this week, but  I’m afraid there’s still no sign of any real progress on negotiating a budget. I’m ready to travel to Springfield as long…

Monday, July 20, 2015
Gov Rauner Tours Watska Flood Damage with Rep. Bennett, Additional Updated Information

Update from the City of Watseka and the Watseka Police and Fire Departments: Governor Bruce Rauner, IEMA Director James Joseph, State Representative Tom Bennet and State Senator Jason Barickman toured…

Friday, July 17, 2015
Watseka debris removal – Items Can be placed curbside beginning today

Watseka flood cleanup: Debris removal protocol via Watseka Police and Fire Departments: CITY OF WATSEKA DEBRIS REMOVAL PLAN, JULY 2015 FLOOD CLEAN UP IS FOR NEIGHBOROODS AFFECTED BY FLOODING ONLY….

Friday, July 17, 2015
Watseka Flood Update: Curfew Partially Lifted, Contractor Guidelines in Place

Update from Watseka Police and Fire Departments: CURFEW LIFTED FOR CERTAIN AREAS.The curfew for areas of Watseka not directly affected by flooding will be lifted at 6 AM Friday July…

Thursday, July 16, 2015
the latest flood relief update from Watskea Police and Fire

The latest flood update from  Watseka Fire and Police Departments: Sugar Creek has dropped 10 inches from 6pm to 8am Iroquois River dropped 9 inches from 6pm to 8am South Second…