In 2017, Bennett carried the bill for the museum funds in the Senate and former State Rep. Chad Hays (R-Danville) took it to the House. The remaining cost came from money raised for the project by the Rantoul Historical Society.

“I am thrilled that this museum will be around for a very long time to celebrate history and culture and to champion the successes and achievement of our community here in Rantoul,” Bennett said.

The museum is located at 1040 Klein Ave.

 

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