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Student senate, community leaders promote same day voting

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 13, 2016

Maddie Wilson, freshman in engineering,JT didn’t think she was going to vote in the Illinois primary election. She wasn’t registered and didn’t know if she had the time.“I almost didn’t vote,” she said. “You have to go out of your way to vote, but these are decisions that will directly affect us and it’s important...

State senator Scott Bennett: Illinois budget is not a partisan issue

Senator Scott Bennett addresses the student senate regarding financial issues in the Illini Union on February 3, 2016.

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 4, 2016

State senator Scott Bennett attended the Illinois Student Senate meeting Wednesday to address student-centered issues in Springfield.“He is probably the biggest advocate for higher education in the state of Illinois and our biggest ally in the state senate,” said Mitch Dickey, student body president ...

Town hall meeting discusses state budget negotiations

State Rep. Carol Ammons and State Sen. Scott Bennett discussed Illinois budget proposals with Champaign-Urbana residents at a town hall meeting on Thursday, July 9.

By Ben Lash

July 10, 2015

In response to current negotiations for a state budget, State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, and State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, held a town hall meeting on Thursday, where local residents could voice their concerns.The meeting, which was held at Carpenter's Local 24...

Bennett advances bill to create the Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus Act

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 13, 2015

State Senator Scott Bennett, D-52, advanced House Bill 821 Wednesday to help combat sexual assault.According to a press release from the Illinois Senate, Bennett advanced the bill in order to give more protections to Illinois students. Bennett, the chief sponsor of the bill, said he experienced many ...