Bennett named to key rail panelSPRINGFIELD — State Senator Scott Bennett (D – Champaign) was appointed this week to represent Illinois on the Midwestern Interstate Passenger Rail Commission (MIPRC).

“Affordable and rapid transportation throughout Illinois, especially Champaign-Urbana to Chicago, is vital for economic development and job creation in our community,” said Bennett. “Champaign-Urbana has a lot to offer. We need to continue to work toward making our community easily accessible to ensure everyone is able to take advantage of our community’s amenities.”

MIPRC brings state leaders from across the nation together to advocate for coordinated passenger rail improvements. Members currently include Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

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Bennett ready for the start of the new General AssemblySPRINGFIELD — One of the Illinois Senate’s newest members, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is excited to begin the start of the 99th General Assembly.

“I’m honored and humbled by this entire experience. We have a lot of important issues to tackle this year and I look forward to representing our district,” said Bennett. “Over the next couple of weeks, I will be meeting with as many people as possible to set an active agenda for the district.”

Bennett was sworn in Monday in Champaign to fill the vacancy left by Treasurer Michael Frerichs.

New State Senator Meets with Danville MayorDANVILLE — After being sworn into office on Monday, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) headed to Danville to meet with Mayor Scott Eisenhauer.

They discussed the importance of keeping funding for key projects in Danville, such as the remodeling the David S. Palmer Arena and on going dam removal initiatives.

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