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Scott Bennett Endorsed by Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board begins endorsements for the Illinois General Assembly. While the choice of a U.S. president attracts more attention, lawmakers in Springfield arguably influence the lives of Illinois citizens as much as the next White House occupant will. Voters, please pay attention to these down-ballot races.

52nd District: […]

Scott Bennett works to end statute of limitations for sex crimes against children

ILLINOIS — There’s a push to change child sex abuse laws in light of the case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Senator Scott Bennett (D) and Attorney General Lisa Madigan want to remove the statute of limitations for felony sex abuse and sex crimes against children.

For the first time, Scott […]

Scott Bennett launches petition against court ruling to suppress voter rights

CHAMPAIGN- Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is launching a petition and informing voters about a court ruling that will suppress voter rights.

On National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 28, a federal judge blocked Election Day voter registration at polling places in Illinois, declaring a state law allowing the practice unconstitutional because […]

Scott Bennett backed by Illinois Firefighters

The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, an organization representing over 15,000 firefighters and paramedics in 220 communities across the state, is proud to endorse Scott Bennett for Illinois state Senate.

Scott has a proven record of supporting legislation important to firefighters — issues […]

Scott Bennett honored to participate in Danville Gateway to Lincoln designation

 

DANVILLE — Thursday was a big day for the community and tourism.

Danville was the first stop for Looking for Lincoln officials to visit the six official Gateway Communities to the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.

Local and state officials were on hand at a […]

SCOTT BENNETT DESIGNATED A “FRIEND OF AGRICULTURE” AND ENDORSED BY ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU ACTIVATOR

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) ACTIVATOR today announced State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by the local ACTIVATOR trustee committee in the 52nd State Senate District.

The endorsement by IFB ACTIVATOR places Bennett in a […]

Scott Bennett’s law signed to deal with rape test backlog

Landmark legislation signed into law Friday puts in place requirements for law enforcement agencies designed to improve the response to sexual assault crimes and encourage victims to come forward.The law also will address the Illinois State Police’ department’s nearly decade-long backlog of rape kits by removing a barrier in the […]

Bennett: “Schools need to open their doors on time this fall”

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers approved what is primarily a short-term spending plan Thursday, although one of the people who negotiated it — Gov. Bruce Rauner — declined to even call it a budget.

But Rauner did sign the spending bill (SB 2047) early Thursday evening, about four hours after the Senate […]

Scott Bennett endorsed by Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer

DANVILLE — Tammy Duckworth said Sunday that the U.S. needs to invest more in education and infrastructure and keep American businesses from moving overseas.

Duckworth, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., in the Nov. 8 election, spoke at a “We Are the Change” event sponsored by the Vermilion County […]

Not all Lawmakers are created Equal

In response to a letter last week stating that Illinois lawmakers have failed us, I have to disagree that not all lawmakers have and that many are trying to do the right thing.

I know because I live next to Scott Bennett, an Illinois state senator. I have watched Scott for […]