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Friday, May 15, 2015
the Illinois House celebrates the life of Paxton’s Clayton Hale

Rep. Bennett passed a resolution in the House this week celebrating the life of Clayton Hale, an exceptional young man from the Paxton community who at the young age of…


Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Update from the Capitol 5-13-15

We’re coming down to the wire in Springfield – just a little more than two weeks left in our scheduled spring session and we have a lot of work yet…


Monday, May 4, 2015
Great Turnout at Watseka Reclycling Fair

“We had a Great event Saturday at our Recycling Fair with Senator Barickman in Watseka. It was a wonderful turnout! I was amazed at the number of old TVs, computers, vacuum…


Monday, May 4, 2015
Bennett: Grant Funding Restoration is Great News for our Communities

State Representative Tom Bennett today said Governor Rauner’s restoring $26 million in grants for human services and public health programs is a step in the right direction. The Governor’s decision…


Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Update from the Capitol 4-28-15

Last Friday was “3rd Reading Deadline” in the House and Senate – the deadline for the House to pass bills over to the Senate, and for the Senate to pass…


Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Rep. Bennett Tours Pontiac Prison

“This is a different world. Highly professional group of administrators and employees. It is an important asset to our district and state! Greatly appreciate the Warden leading us through the…


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….