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State Senator Patricia Van Pelt

5th Senate District

CHICAGO - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) is asking area students to apply for the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Undergraduate Scholarship for 2015.

The scholarship is available for students working to achieve their undergraduate degree at an accredited institution of higher learning, including community colleges, private institutions as well as certified vocational training.

Applicants must be Illinois residents, complete the Undergraduate Scholarship Application along with a personal statement about interests, community involvement and public service history.

Please view the application for all requirements necessary.

For more information, please visit the Illinois Black Caucus website.

CHICAGO - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) is asking businesses within the 5th Illinois Senate District to apply for opportunities to conduct business with local and state government entities. Over the last week, many prospects have been made available, including:

  • The Chicago Botanic Garden will be hosting their annual Harvest Ball on September 19, 2015. The CBG is asking businesses for proposals for catering the event. The request can be found here and is due by April 20. The CBG is also looking for proposals for decorating. The proposal can be found here and is due by April 27.
  • The Chicago Botanic Garden is also looking for bids for the construction of the new Children’s Education Building. Bids are due May 4 by 10AM. To learn more, please view this flyer.
  • The Illinois Tollway is currently accepting applications for the positions of Payroll Analyst and Payroll Manager. Applications for both positions are due April 20.
  • The City of Chicago’s youth summer job program, One Summer Chicago, is currently accepting applications for a variety of entry level positions for youths age 14 to 24. To learn more about the program or to apply, please visit www.onesummerchicago.org.

Reentrey-Flyer 3-27-15CHICAGO - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt is hosting a "Re-Entry Resource and Education Summit" for residents who have been released from the Corrections System and are looking to get their lives back on track.

The event will be held on Thursday, April 9th from 10:00AM until 2:00PM at Malcolm X College, 1900 West Van Buren Street in Chicago.

Attendees will be able to meet and talk with experts who can assist with successful community re-entry, sealing and expunging of records, assistance with housing and work placement as well as help registering for educational opportunities.

The event is sponsored by Senator Van Pelt and Congressman Danny K. Davis. Co-sponsors include Secretary of State Jesse White, the Illinois Department of Corrections and other elected officials.

For more information, please view the attached flyer or click the flyer link at the side of the page.

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.

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District Office
1016 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607 
(312) 888-9191
(312) 277-3716 FAX

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218A Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

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