Bennett CUB Utilities 2022

URBANA — To help save homeowners money on rising utility bills, State Senator Scott Bennett is teaming up with the Citizens Utility Board for two utility bill clinics in Urbana and Danville.

“Utility bills are on the rise, which is hurting our working families,” said Bennett (D-Champaign). “With so many people struggling, these clinics will give individuals the opportunity to learn how to reduce their utility bills.”

The clinics will be held on Wednesday, July 27 at the Urbana Free Library in the Auditorium, located at 210 W. Green St. in Urbana and Thursday, July 28 at the Danville Public Library in the Community Room, located at 319 N. Vermilion St. in Danville. Both clinics will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.

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033122CM0834CHAMPAIGN – State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn the precedent of self-determination for generations of women:

“I am absolutely appalled at the Supreme Court’s ruling to block a woman’s right to choose to make their own choices when it comes to their reproductive health. This is a complete step in the wrong direction and it’s alarming that our progress is being crippled by this decision.

“Reproductive rights and bodily autonomy are the most basic and fundamental human rights. Fortunately, Illinois won’t suffer the same fate as other states, but I hope that our neighbors will take note of the actions the legislature has taken in recent years to protect the health and wellbeing of women across the country.”

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CHAMPAIGN — To encourage young people to continue learning this summer, State Senator Scott Bennett is reminding parents to sign up their children for his Summer Book Club for students who live in Champaign and Vermilion Counties.

“Even though school’s out, it’s critical for students to keep their minds active,” said Bennett (D-Champaign). “It is my hope that kids of all ages will take advantage of this opportunity to stay sharp, creative and have fun during the summer months.”

The Summer Book Club requires students to read eight books of their choice during the summer break, record the names of the books on a form and return the form to Bennett’s office by Aug. 12. Everyone who completes the Summer Book Club will receive a gift card and certificate from Senator Bennett. 

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BENNETT HB 4161

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Scott Bennett supported a new law signed Friday that gives residents a new option to support families of first responders who were killed in the line of duty.

“Our law enforcement officers show up with bravery and courage to protect our communities each day,” said Bennett (D-Champaign). “The least we can do is support the children and families of our first responder heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for us.”

The new law, House Bill 4161, creates a new option on state individual income tax returns for individuals to donate directly to the 100 Club of Illinois Fund.

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Office Info

Champaign Office:
45 E. University Suite 206
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 355-5252

Danville Office:
201 N. Vermilion St. Suite 323
Danville, IL 61832
P: (217) 442-5252

Springfield Office:
311C State House
Springfield, IL 62706
P: (217) 782-2507