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State Senator Patricia Van Pelt

5th Legislative District

Flyer Make a Connection March 20 2015SPRINGFIELD — On Friday, March 20th, State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago), along with the Illinois Department of Central Management Services and colleagues from the Illinois General Assembly, will be holding an event for the small business community to help provide opportunities.

The Making the Connection: “Connecting Communities to Illinois Business Opportunities will be held at the Malcolm X College Auditorium from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM. The event is designed to help small businesses navigate the processes of doing business with the state as well as additional programs and resources.

Registration for the event is recommended. To register, please visit www.cms.illinois.gov/events. There you will find the forms needed to become a part of this event.

“I encourage residents to take the time, register and attend this workshop. It will be informative and help provide networking opportunities to help grow your businesses and succeed,” Senator Van Pelt said.

For more information, please view the attached flyers or contact the Department of Central Management Services.

State Senator Patricia Van Pelt is encouraging residents to attend the 2015 Diversity Job Fair, sponsored by the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. The event is Saturday, March 7th from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. For more information, please view the flyer below or visit the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools webpage.

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040214cm0270SPRINGFIELD — State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) is supporting a plan put forth by the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus to help solve a child care crisis in the state. The plan comes after high-level talks between Illinois Senate Democrats and the office of the Governor on how to keep the Child Care Assistance Program, or CCAP, funded for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015.

“This plan provides the Governor’s office with powers they requested to help fund CCAP for the remainder of the year. The legislation will let this important program continue without putting other programs at risk, without borrowing and without raising taxes,” Senator Van Pelt said.

The plan would allow the Governor’s office to shift already existing funds in the state budget to help fill financial gaps in programs such as CCAP, a program to help working families with needed child care. That program has been at risk recently due to lack of funding which has threatened to close many providers, not only putting their clients in jeopardy, but eliminating good paying jobs.

“After over a month, we feel it is time to provide our working families and child care businesses with the solution they are demanding. With this plan, the Governor’s office will now have the tools they say are necessary to resolve this crisis for the remainder of the Fiscal Year,” Senator Van Pelt said.

Flyer Make a Connection March 20 2015CHICAGO - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) is urging residents to attend the "Make a Connection" Small Business event, sponsored by Senator Van Pelt and others, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Central Management Services.

The event is designed to help small business owners navigate the processes of doing business with the State of Illinois.

The event is to be held on March 20th from 8:30AM to 1:00PM at the Malcolm X College Auditorium, 1900 West Van Buren in Chicago.

The event is free to the public and parking is available.

For more information, please click on the flyer to the left or contact the Illinois Department of Central Management Services at www.cms.illinois.gov/events.

 

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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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