Bennett100216CHICAGO – Former Speaker of the U.S. House Dennis Hastert is an admitted sex offender. But he is in prison for bank fraud, not sex crimes.

That’s because the deadline to prosecute his crimes against students ran out long ago and prosecutors are powerless to do anything.
That would change under a proposed law being sponsored by State Senator Scott Bennett (D – Champaign). His proposal to extend that deadline was the subject of a committee hearing Tuesday that included testimony from one of Hastert’s victims.

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VeteranCemeteryRANTOUL – George Haworth was perusing through a St. Joseph antique shop last year when he discovered a grave marker belonging to a World War I veteran.

While the back of the grave marker listed the veteran’s name, military unit and day of his death, it did not contain any further information.

“I didn’t know where the marker belonged, but I knew at that moment I wanted to do everything I could to return it to its rightful place,” Haworth said.

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0916 shredding event ltr 2URBANA - State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is hosting a Shredding and Mini Recycling Fair in Urbana on Saturday, September 24. The free event will give area residents the opportunity to dispose of sensitive documents as well as recycle ink-jet printer cartridges and single use batteries (regular, lithium or rechargeable).

Date: Saturday, September 24
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Note: Shredding will end at noon or earlier if shredding truck reaches capacity.)
Location: Urbana Free Library (210 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801)

For more information, click on the flyer to the left or contact Senator Bennett's Champaign office at (217) 355-5252.

bennett senior fraudCATLIN - State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is hosting a Senior Fraud Seminar to ensure seniors in the area know how to protect themselves from becoming a victim of fraud. Senator Bennett will also discuss other issues important to seniors and our communities.

The event is free for seniors and is co-sponsored by the Catlin United Methodist Women.

Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Catlin United Methodist Church (106 W. Vermilion St., Catlin, IL 61817)

For more information, click on the flyer to the left or contact Senator Bennett's Champaign office at (217) 355-5252.

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