December 6, 2023
Benton Urges Signing of Bill to Create Jobs, Expand Cutting Edge Energy Production
Following the passage of a bipartisan bill to create jobs and expand Illinois’ clean energy production by paving the way for small, modern nuclear projects, state Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, is advocating for the bill to become law.
November 3, 2023
Benton Introduces Bill to Help More Seniors with Their Property Taxes
State Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, is working to help ease property taxes for older adults by introducing a bill to ensure they remain eligible for a key tax exemption amidst continued inflation.
October 23, 2023
Benton Bill Would Restore Tax Break for Workers’ Union Dues
State Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, is supporting union workers by introducing a bill to restore a tax benefit which was recently taken away by Washington politicians.
September 29, 2023
Benton: Plainfield Community
Condemns Act of Hate
“I join my Plainfield community in mourning the loss of a 6-year-old child, Wadea Al-Fayoume and praying for the recovery of his mother, Hanaan Shahin. This brutal violence is tragic and unacceptable under any circumstances."
September 29, 2023
Benton Law Eases Access to Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Licenses
State Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, is helping make hunting and fishing more accessible with a new law extending game licenses, as well as creating an automatic license renewal option.
September 18, 2023
Benton Law Expands Housing Options for Veterans
State Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, is working to end veteran homelessness with a new law expanding access to affordable housing for returning service members.
August 25, 2023
Benton Invites Community Members to Senior Fair
State Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, is inviting residents to a Senior Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA, 15120 Wallin Dr. in Plainfield.
August 17, 2023
Benton Presses DCFS to Lessen Burdens on Childcare Providers Through Improved Flexibility
State Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, is questioning recent decisions by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in response to concerns voiced by childcare providers across the state following DCFS’ decision to issue new rules ending the so-called “three hour rule,” which had been put in place to address childcare staffing concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 15, 2023
Benton “Pets for Vets” Bill Becomes Law
Military veterans in Illinois will soon be able to take in adoptable pets free of charge under a bill passed by state Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, that recently became law.
August 4, 2023
Benton Bill Aimed at Aiding Military Families Moving to Illinois Becomes Law
Military members and their spouses who require professional certifications will have an easier time when moving to Illinois under a new law introduced by State Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, that became law on Monday.
July 6, 2023
Benton Passes Law to Provide for Children with Disabilities During School Emergencies
Students with disabilities can expect better planning for their safety in the event of an emergency at school after a new law passed by state Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield became effective last week.
June 5, 2023
Benton Spotlights Budget Focused on Communities, Working Families
Communities and working families will be the main beneficiaries of the recently passed state budget, says state Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, following a robust and comprehensive process aimed at promoting growth and fiscal responsibility.
May 11, 2023
Benton Voices Support for Volunteer Firefighter Tax Credit
State Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, is joining legislative colleagues in
voicing support for a recent push to include tax credits for volunteer firefighters in the FY2024
March 31, 2023
Benton Works to Waive Exam, License Fees for Military Members, Spouses
“Military members and their families consistently represent the best that Illinois, and the United States, have to offer,” Benton said.
Feb 16, 2023
Benton Reacts to State of the State Address, Calls for Focus
on Middle Class Families
“I came to Springfield to speak up for middle class families and to represent something different from the typical norm..."
Feb 7, 2023
THE ILLINOIZE: Our campaign finance and ethics laws are broken...Bears to Arlington bill emerges...The House is back full strength...Meet Rep. Harry Benton
“Good government should be like a good marriage,” he said. “If you aren’t willing to compromise, it’s never going to work.” -Rep. Benton