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State Senator Patricia Van Pelt

5th Senate District

CHICAGO - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt is asking the people of the 5th Senate District to attend an open house of the Better Center in Lawndale. The center is a new resource center where local residents will have the opportunity to be more involved in their community.

The center has a goal of helping residents learn about and make healthy choices in life, including nutrition, fitness, attitude, finances, safety, educational advancement and connecting with others.

The open house will be on Monday, May 4 from 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM at 3954 West Cermak in Chicago.

For more information, please call (312)344-1163.

IAAFC logo-BlackSPRINGFIELD — State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago), along with the Illinois African American Family Commission are urging area businesses and community-based agencies to participate in the Commission’s Survey of the impact of Fiscal Year ’15 budget cuts have had on the community. The surveys will also help identify the services available and necessary for businesses and community-based agencies.

“In order to efficiently and properly support our economy and our community, it is necessary to gain a fuller picture. We hope these surveys will help give us that greater view that will help us grow and thrive in the future,” Senator Van Pelt said.

The Illinois African American Family Commission is a state commission established in 2004 to help state agencies advocate and promote policies to help African American families and children. The commission also does policy research and development to help boost economic development and support African American small business owners.

“I fully support the Commission’s work and intend to work with them in the future as we develop strategies to better our community, strengthen our families and make the future brighter for everyone,” Senator Van Pelt said.

Business owners are asked to take the 2015 Black Owned Business Survey.

Community organizations are asked to take the 2015 Budget Cut Impact Survey.

Surveys are due May 15.

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.

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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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