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DANVILLE – To inform and educate local residents on the latest frauds and scams, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is hosting a fraud prevention seminar with Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office.

The free informational seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at 3 p.m. at the Danville Public Library located at 319 N. Vermilion St. in Danville.

“Scammers are getting more and more creative over the phone and internet, and they’re targeting older Illinoisans’ wallets,” Bennett said. “Join me next month and learn how to protect yourself.”

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Open business 2022 B2BCHAMPAIGN – Local businesses in Champaign and Vermilion Counties were awarded more than $8.2 million in funding from the Back to Business program thanks to advocacy and support from State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign).

“We’re starting to see businesses move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic, however, there are still some that need a helping hand to fully recover,” Bennett said. “Grant programs like Back to Business have been vital to keeping the doors of thousands of small businesses across the state open.”

The B2B grants are awarded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity using funds allocated to them by the American Rescue Plan through last year’s state budget.

So far – thanks to strong support from Senator Bennett – DCEO has provided $200 million in B2B grants to small businesses throughout the state with an emphasis on disproportionately impacted areas. With nearly $50 million left to go, more businesses will have the opportunity to get a share of the relief funds.

“Every dollar is important for our small business community,” Bennett said. “I’m glad to see so many businesses in Champaign and Vermilion County take advantage of this opportunity.”

Grants will continue to be awarded on a rolling basis. Visit the DCEO website for more information on the B2B program or check the status of an existing application by logging into the portal.

05162019CW0071WESTVILLE – In an effort to support the people of Ukraine that are facing ongoing military conflict, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) and State Representative Mike Marron (R-Fithian) will be collecting donations in Westville on Saturday, March 19.

“Those who have remained in Ukraine are in desperate need of supplies, and I’m proud to partner with Rep. Marron and Westville to give folks an opportunity to donate,” Bennett said. “We encourage everyone that is willing and able to consider donating in support of Ukrainian families this Saturday.” 

The event will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 231 North State Street in Westville from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The town and church will be collecting donations to send to humanitarian charities in support of families in Ukraine.

“Here in the United States we know our freedom is far from a given, and we all consistently fight to protect our shared values of peace and democracy,” Marron said. “This local event is a great way to show support to the people in Ukraine battling one of their toughest fights against tyranny and destruction.”

Bennett and Marron are encouraging monetary donations so Ukrainians can get the supplies they need.

“The Village of Westville would like to invite all residents of Westville and neighboring communities to come out and help Ukrainian people,” said Mayor of Westville Mike Weese. “Any small or large donations would be appreciated.”

With questions, contact Sen. Bennett’s Danville office at 217-442-5252 or visit SenatorBennett.com.

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SPRINGFIELD – A joint resolution was adopted in the Senate Thursday creating the first Soil Health Day and Week celebration in Illinois, thanks to State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign).

“Soil Health Day and Week is a wonderful opportunity to educate people who might not understand how healthy soil can benefit our food and drinking water,” said Bennett, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. “I’m glad to bring awareness to the importance of soil health protection through this joint resolution.”

Throughout the Soil Health Week celebration, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance and participating partners will bring together farmers and eaters, organizations, state leaders, legislators and other partners to virtually celebrate with a variety of educational opportunities and resources.

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

Danville Office:
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Danville, IL 61832
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Springfield, IL 62706
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