Happy Thanksgiving


As we approach Thanksgiving, I am full of gratitude and eager to share my thanks with all of you. It is an honor to serve you as your Senator, and I am deeply thankful for that.

Thanksgiving is a chance for us to come together, appreciate each other, and savor the good things in life that often go unnoticed.

During the holiday hustle, I hope that this Thanksgiving becomes a source of joy, reflection, and unity for you and your loved ones. May you find reasons to feel gratitude during this season of thanks and throughout the year.

Once again, I am profoundly thankful to have the opportunity to represent you in Springfield, addressing the issues that matter most to our community and state.

I wish you and your loved ones a Thanksgiving brimming with happiness, reflection, and a bounty of reasons to be grateful.

Warm regards,

State Senator Tom Bennett

Representing the 53rd District

Five Thanksgiving jokes to use at your family gathering

  • “What did one pumpkin pie say to the other? “You wanna piece of me?”
  • “How’d the Thanksgiving cheese plate go over? Everyone was grateful.”
  • “What did the Thanksgiving turkey say to the Christmas ham? Nice to meat you.”
  • “Why don’t side dishes tell jokes? They’re too corny.”

“What is a turkey’s favorite dessert? Peach gobbler!”

How much do we owe?

As of the time of this writing, the State of Illinois owes $1,499,565,410.14 to  state vendors, including 20,034 pending vouchers. This figure represents the amount of bills submitted to the office of the Comptroller and still awaiting payment. It does not include debts that can only be estimated, such as our unfunded pension liability which is subject to a wide range of factors and has been estimated to be more than $139 billion. At the same time last year, the state’s accounts payable stood at a little less than $2 billion.

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