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State Senator Patricia Van Pelt

5th Senate District

EnviroTownHall102615Senator Patricia Van Pelt will sponsor an Environmental Town Hall with the Illinois Sierra Club, Faith in Place and the Environmental Law and Policy Center.

This is an opportunity to hear Illinois’ top environmental leaders give their up-to-the-minute analysis of environmental and   conservation issues, including the status of legislation that would create 32,000 new jobs a year in energy efficiency and clean  power. Come explore issues that have an impact on the health of your family, as well as on the health of the natural world.

 Monday, October 26, 2015 from 6pm to 7:30 pm.

The Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624

For more information, call (312) 251-1680.


By car: Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). Exit at Independence Boulevard (Exit 26A) and travel north. Turn right (east) onto Washington Boulevard. Turn left (north) onto Central Park Avenue (3600W). Travel two blocks north past the Garfield Park Golden Dome field house and the Lake Street public transit line. The Conservatory is on the west side of the street at 300 N. Central Park Ave.

By train: Take the Green Line to the “Conservatory” exit.

vanpelt hiringCHICAGO - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-5th Senate), along with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Goodwill Industries of Metropolitan Chicago, the Salvation Army and SER Central States, will be holding two events to help prospective job seekers and employers.

On Friday, October 9 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM, a 'Career Readiness' event will be held. Attendees will be provided assistance with available resources and support.

Registration is required. Those interested may register by clicking here.

On Thursday, October 15th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, a 'Hiring Event' will take place. Employers will be in attendance, with support and resources made available to job seekers.

Registration is required. Employers may register here. Job seekers may register here.

Both events will take place at Malcolm X College, 1900 West Van Buren in Chicago.

For more details, please view the attached flyer or call Senator Van Pelt's district office at (312)888-9191.

CHICAGO - The DuSable Museum is now accepting applications for the 'Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs Scholarship'. The scholarship will award $2,500 to an African American single mother who is pursuing educational opportunities.

Applications are due October 16 at 5:00 PM.

For more information, please click here.

LIHEAP PY2016 NewLocationsCHICAGO - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-5th Senate), in cooperation with the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA), would like to let the constituents of the 5th Senate District to know of changes to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.

First, new program application dates have been announced.

Starting on October 1, Priority Period I begins, with Seniors aged 60 or older and disabled persons available to apply

Starting on November 2, Priority Period II begins, with reconnection assistance available and households with children under 6 available to apply

Starting on December 1, the Regular Application Period opens with the general population available to apply.

Second, a variety of office openings and closings has been announced.

The following offices will no longer be accepting applications:

CEDA Central Office
567 W. Lake St. in Chicago

Heartland Alliance
208 S. LaSalle St. in Chicago

Offices open in the 5th Senate District taking applications are:

Labor Coalition for People's Action            
37 S. Ashland Ave in Chicago - (312) 243-9481
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00pm- 5:00pm

Spanish Coalition for Housing Satellite Office    
1915 S. Blue Island Ave. in Chicago - (312) 850-2660    
Monday-Thursday 9:00am- 6:00pm; Friday 9:00am- 4:00pm

Strategic Human Services                
1211 S. Western Ave, Suite 203 in Chicago - (312) 492-9090    
Monday- Friday 9:30am- 2:00pm

Cabrini Rowhouse TMC    
530 W. Locust St. in Chicago - (312) 280-2298    
Mon to Fri, 10:00am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-3:30pm

Marillac Social Center    
212 S. Francisco Ave in Chicago - (773) 722-7440        
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am- 12:30pm; Wednesday 1:30pm-6:00pm

St. Vincent De Paul Center (appointment only)    
2145 N. Halsted St. in Chicago - (312) 943-6776    
Mondays: 9:30am-3:30pm, Tuesdays: 2:00 pm-4:00pm,  Wednesdays: 10:00 am-6:00pm, Fridays: 9:00am-1:30pm

Chinese American Service League    
2141 S. Tan Ct. in Chicago - (312) 791-0418    
Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

European American Association     
2827 W. Division St. in Chicago - (773) 342-5868    
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday 9:00am- 4pm (closed 1pm-2pm) Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm

Puerto Rican Cultural Center     
2640 W. Division St. in Chicago - (773) 661-2304    

Puerto Ricans Unidos En Accion (PRUA)    
2606 W. Division St. in Chicago - (773) 235-5274    
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Spanish Action Committee of Chicago    
2452 W. Division St. in Chicago - (773) 292-1052    
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Amor de Dios United Methodist Church     
2356 S. Sawyer Ave. in Chicago - (773) 972-3143    
Monday- Wednesday, Friday- Saturday 9:00am- 5:00pm (closed Thursday)

Our Lady of Guadalupe    
2955 W. 25th St. in Chicago - (773) 231-6262    
Mon to Fri, 9am - 5pm  Saturday: 10am-5pm

Operation Brotherhood    
3745 W. Ogden Ave. in Chicago - (773) 522-0433    
Monday-Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm

North Lawndale Employment Network    
906 S. Homan Ave., 8th floor in Chicago - (773) 638-1825    
Monday- Friday 9:00am- 4:00pm

People's Church    
3570 W. Fifth Ave. in Chicago - (773) 533-6877    
Monday- Friday, 9:00am- 5:00pm

Universal Prayer Tower     
4540 W. Washington Blvd. in Chicago - (773) 378-3464    
Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:30pm

CRDDC (Chetwyn Rodgers Drive Development Center)    
25 N. Cicero Ave. in Chicago - (773) 261-6098    
Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday by request

South Austin Coalition Community Council    
5071 W. Congress Pkwy. in Chicago - (312) 743-1538    
Monday- Friday 9:00am- 3:00pm

San Lucas United Church of Christ     
2914 W. North Ave. in Chicago - (773) 227-5747    
Monday- Friday 9:00am- 2:00pm

Healing Temple Church     
4941 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago - (773) 287-6964    
Monday- Friday 8:30am- 4:00pm

Northwest Austin Council    
5730 W. Division St. in Chicago - (773) 379-7961    
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm

For more information, please view the flyers posted below in English and Spanish.

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Career Readiness & Hiring Workshop Event

Career Readiness Event

Hiring Event - Oct. 15th

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Office Info

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

Springfield Office
218A Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

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