CHICAGO – Following the death of his friend and colleague, Scott Bennett, State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. released the following statement.

“To say that I am devastated by the loss of my friend and colleague Scott Bennett is an understatement. 

“Senator Bennett always led with much grace and dignity, and I will forever be grateful for his stewardship, partnership and friendship.

“Scott worked tirelessly on behalf of his constituents, evidenced most recently by his work on the subsequent trailer bills of the SAFE-T Act where he willingly sacrificed time with his family over the holiday weekend to improve the lives of people he would never meet. His service is indicative of his commitment to his District and the people of Illinois. 

“I will forever remember his smile, words of encouragement, quick wit and unmatched sense of humor. 

“My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Stacy, two children, and all who knew him. Scott loved the people he represented, but he loved his family more — they truly were his pride and joy. His legacy will forever live on.”

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