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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

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

February 4, 2016

State senator Scott Bennett attended the Illinois Student Senate meeting Wednesday to address student-...

Town hall meeting discusses state budget negotiations

Town hall meeting discusses state budget negotiations

July 10, 2015

In response to current negotiations for a state budget, State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana,&...

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 sexual violence proceedings...