CHAMPAIGN – State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is hosting an Estate and Succession Planning Workshop with CliftonLarsonAllen Champaign County Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial on Wednesday, June 13.

“Estate and succession planning is essential to the process of passing a farm on to the next generation as smoothly and successfully as possible,” Bennett said. “I encourage everyone to come learn about important rules related to taxes, land transfers, incorporation and more.”

The joint session will be held at the Champaign County Farm Bureau (801 N Country Fair Drive) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Discussions will include tax changes and issues to address, as well as considerations for succession and retirement plnning.

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bennett cub 011718CHAMPAIGN – To help people throughout his district reduce their utility bills, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) will be hosting a free workshop with the Citizens Utility Board (CUB).

Bennett will be hosting workshops in Urbana and Danville on Wednesday, January 17. The first workshop will be held at Urbana Public Library (210 W. Green St. Urbana) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second workshop of the day will be at Danville Public Library from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“These workshops will be helpful to anyone the community who is interested in learning how to reduce their utility bills,” Bennett said.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their gas, electric and phone bills for a free individual consultation with one of CUB’s experts who will provide information on spotting billing errors and incentives designed to help people improve energy efficiency.

To register for the CUB workshop, call (217) 355-5252 or fill out the online registration at

CUB Workshop in Urbana:
Wednesday, January 17
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Urbana Free Library (210 West Green St., Urbana, IL 61801)

CUB Workshop in Danville:
Date: Wednesday, January 17
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Danville Public Library (319 N. Vermillion St., Danville, IL 61832)

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DANVILLE – To better serve his constituents, State Senator Bennett is relocating his Danville district office to the third floor of the former federal courthouse on Vermilion Street.

Effective April 3, Bennett’s Danville district office will now be located at 201 N. Vermilion Street, Danville, Illinois 61832.

His other contact information will remain the same:

Phone: (217) 442-5252
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011415CH0001State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is a fifth-generation Central Illinoisan. Before joining the Illinois Senate, Bennett was a Champaign County Assistant State's Attorney.

Bennett grew up in Gibson City, where five generations of his family worked on their family farm. He moved to Champaign-Urbana to attend law school at the University of Illinois after graduating from Illinois State University.

He is the past President of the Urbana Rotary, Co-Chairperson of the United Way’s 2015 Ready.Set.Grow! Young Children’s Expo, a 2016 Edgar Fellow, a member of the Community Justice Task Force as well as many other civic organizations.

As an attorney and prosecutor, Bennett has seen the firsthand dangers that accompany a lack of educational and employment opportunities for community youth. He draws on those experiences to fight for education funding and economic development opportunities for the 52nd State Senate District.

Bennett's first priority as state senator has been to protect the Mahomet Aquifer. The Aquifer serves as the primary water supply for 15 counties across Central Illinois including Champaign and Vermilion counties. He is working to find a permanent solution to protect our children and children for generations to come to ensure they can rely on this tremendous resource.

Bennett serves on the Agriculture (Vice Chair), Appropriations II, Criminal Law (Chairman), Gaming, Higher Education and Labor Committee. Senator Bennett also chairs the Subcommittee on Public Higher Education Administrative Costs, Tuition and Fees as well as the Subcommittee on Confined Animal Feeding Operations.

Senator Bennett lives in Champaign with his wife and two children.

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