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State Senator Patricia Van Pelt

5th Senate District

Upcoming summer events celebrate ADA 25

adaThis year, ADA Chicago commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. There are many exciting events scheduled throughout the summer.

July 18th - The annual Chicago Disability Pride Parade. Register for the event at www.disabilityprideparade.org.

July 19th - The annual Beyond the Waters Beach Party in Edgewater. Register for the event at adaptiveadventures.org/event/2015/beyond-waters-beach-party.

For a list of more ADA events, please visit: ADA Chicago Calendar of Events.

Employment opportunities with the Illinois State Fire Marshal

Illinois-State-Fire-MarshalThe Illinois State Fire Marshal has a current opening for an Administrative Assistant in Cook County. Applications for this position will be accepted through Tuesday, July 14th at 5 p.m.. You may find the full job description, along with application information, at Work4Illinois.gov.

For more links to employment opportunities with the Illinois State Fire Marshal's office, you may also visit the Illinois State Fire Marshal's site.

Capacity Building - CORRECTEDClick here to RSVP for Senator Van Pelt's July 13 Capacity Building & Sustainable Funding for Non-Profit Organizations event being held at the People's Church of the Harvest, located at 3570 West 5th Avenue in Chicago. 

Illinois tollway to host workshops for professional services firms

move-ilDOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway will host two free Professional Service Bulletin workshops on June 30 and July 1 to provide an opportunity for large and small businesses – including disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned business enterprises (D/M/WBE), as well as veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses – to learn how to submit statements of interest to participate in upcoming projects as part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

For more information and registration, please visit the Doing Business section on the Illinois Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com. Space is limited, so pre-register today.

The full release may be found here.

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1016 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607 
(312) 888-9191
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Springfield, IL 62706

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