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Vella Connects Employers with Workers, Hosts Local Hiring Event

Vella Connects Employers with Workers, Hosts Local Hiring Event

ROCKFORD, Ill. – As part of his efforts to provide important resources to his district, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, joined The Workforce Connection and other community groups in hosting a Hiring Event. At the event, local jobseekers were able to meet and interview with representatives from dozens of hiring businesses. In addition, attendees were able to access the many services The Workforce Connection provides to jobseekers.

Ramirez to Host Housing Fair to Fight Housing Instability as Eviction Moratorium Ends

Ramirez to Host Housing Fair to Fight Housing Instability as Eviction Moratorium Ends

CHICAGO, Ill – State Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, is hosting a Housing Fair to combat housing instability in the Chicagoland area. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Association House of Chicago, located at 1116 North Kedzie Avenue. Representative Ramirez and Senator Aquino will make remarks to attendees and media at 10:15.

Speaker Welch’s Statement on the Passing of State Trooper Gerald Mason

Speaker Welch’s Statement on the Passing of State Trooper Gerald Mason

“I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing of an Illinois hero yesterday. State Trooper Gerald Mason lived a dedicated life of service and I want to extend my condolences and prayers to his family, as well as the Illinois State Police and the broader law enforcement community, as we grieve this heartbreaking loss.”

Slaughter Fights to Reverse Racial Disparities at DCFS

Slaughter Fights to Reverse Racial Disparities at DCFS

CHICAGO – To address longstanding racial disparities facing children and families under the care of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and increase the legislature’s oversight of the department, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation that requires DCFS to submit an annual report on the state of it to the legislature.

Manley Highlights Relief Programs for Households

Manley Highlights Relief Programs for Households

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – To ensure that residents have the financial resources they need to get through the winter months, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is encouraging residents to take advantage of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs, which can provide aid to residents for a variety of household expenses.

Stuart Hosts Senior Fraud Seminar

Stuart Hosts Senior Fraud Seminar

GLEN CARBON, Ill. – To protect senior citizens from identity fraud and scams, Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, recently partnered with the Attorney General’s Office to host a Senior Fraud Seminar at the Glen Carbon Senior Center.

Reps. Ford, Hurley to Co-Chair Public Safety & Violence Prevention Task Force

Reps. Ford, Hurley to Co-Chair Public Safety & Violence Prevention Task Force

CHICAGO – Focused on the need to create comprehensive, long-term solutions to address the root causes of violence, state Representatives La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) and Frances Hurley (D-Chicago) will co-chair a new Public Safety & Violence Prevention Task Force that will bring together local officials, community advocates, law enforcement, public defenders and bipartisan representatives from across the state to address this dire emergency.

Stuart Hosts Senior Fraud Seminar

Stuart to Host FAFSA Workshop

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To assist students in understanding options regarding financing their higher education, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, will host a free FAFSA Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Collinsville High School in partnership with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).