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State Senator Patricia Van Pelt

5th Senate District

Satellite Flyer r6CHICAGO - Residents who are suffering a financial hardship due to job loss, illness, military deployment, disability, or as a senior citizen may be eligible for assistance through ComEd's Residential Special Hardship program.

Income-eligible, residential customers can apply once every two years for grants of up to $500 based on need and availability of program funds.

Temporary satellite locations are open now to assist customers with Residential Special Hardship applications.

Grant amounts may vary while funds are available.

This grant is available to residential customers with household incomes up to 250% of the federal poverty level ($59,625 for a family of four) who demonstrate a hardship – job loss, documented illness, military deployment, senior or disability hardships, among others.

This option may be available to ComEd customers who receive traditional LIHEAP benefits.

ComEd customers who participate in PIPP are not eligible for the Residential Special Hardship program.

For more information, please view the above flyer.

CHICAGO - The Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago is seeking potential employees for a variety of openings around Chicagoland. For more information, please visit the Council's website here.

Corrections Flyer August 12CHICAGO - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-5th Senate) would like to inform residents of the 5th Senate District of an employment opportunity thiw the Safer Foundations Crossroads Adult Transition Center. Applications are being accepted on August 12 for the position of Entry Level Security Staff.

Successful candidates will work with a team of corrections professionals to provide supervision and guidence to residents at an all-male residential correctional facility.

For more information, please view the attached flyer.

METRO CHICAGO EXPORTS GRANT PROGRAMCHICAGO - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-5th Senate) would like to let small businesses in the 5th Senate district to know about the availability of the "Metro Chicago Exports Grant Program" presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Grant awards of up to $5,000 are available for specific targeted industries, such as fabricated metals, precision computer instruments and others.

For more information, please view the attached flyer.

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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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