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I am proud to serve as the State Senator from Illinois’ 5th District. I hope you’ll find this site a useful resource in keeping up-to-date with what’s happening in our district and in Springfield.

Please contact any of my offices with questions or ways I can better serve you. It is my honor to represent you in Springfield.

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State Senator Patricia Van Pelt

5th Senate District

Employment opportunity with Illinois Tollway

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CHICAGO - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-5th Senate) would like to pass along word of an employment opportunity with Illinois Tollway.

Buyer ($16.00 /Hour) Deadline to apply 2/9/16

This position requires an individual with an Associate degree. This position also requires a minimum of three (3) years' work experience in the procurement/contract field and/or purchasing-related work.

A working knowledge of the State of Illinois Procurement Code is desired. The ability to write contract specifications in a clear and concise manner, from sources ranging from non-existent to overly detailed, is required. Comprehensive skills in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) are required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail are required. The ability to concisely and accurately communicate with using departments and vendors is required. 

Sign Maker/Hanger ($23.97 /Hour) Deadline to apply 2/8/16

High school graduate or GED equivalent is required. Ability to spell and differentiate colors. A Class "A" CDL permit with an endorsement for air brakes is required at the time of interview. Candidates will be required, as a condition of employment, to obtain a Class "A" CDL with an endorsement for air brakes within the first 30 days of employment and maintain said license throughout the term of their employment. Failure to obtain and/or maintain said license shall be grounds for termination. All costs associated with the permit and license is the responsibility of the candidate/employee. Must be able to work in an elevated position on a ladder or lift truck and on elevated structures. Ability to lift and carry 50 - 100 pounds. Have knowledge of and familiarity with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Two (2) years' experience in sign fabrication and installation is desired. Ability to perform in an outside environment in all types of weather. Must be available to participate in Snow & Ice Control Operations including mandatory overtime as required by Storm Conditions. Knowledge of computer based sign design is desired. Must pass written exam with a 75% or higher in order to qualify for an interview.

Roadway Lighting Technician ($23.97/Hour) Deadline to apply 2/8/16

High School Graduate or equivalent GED is required.  Regardless of grade, all electricians shall have a general knowledge of roadway electrical maintenance operations. A Class "A" CDL permit with an endorsement for air brakes is required at the time of interview. Candidates will be required, as a condition of employment, to obtain a Class "A" CDL with an endorsement for air brakes within the first 30 days of employment and maintain said license throughout the term of their employment. All costs associated with the permit and license is the responsibility of the candidate/employee.  A Roadway Electrician shall have a minimum of five (5) years on control wiring (Photo cell time controls). Also extensive background on 480 volt single and three phase. Incumbent must be able to lift 60 pounds. Must pass written examination with a 75 % or higher to qualify for an interview. 

Employment opportunity at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

CHICAGO - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-5th Senate) would like to pass along word of an employment opportunity with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

Applications are being accepted for several positions. For more information, please view.

Van Pelt tackles lack of accountability within Chicago Police Department

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CHICAGO - Last Wednesday, State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago), who represents some of Chicago'€™s most violence-stricken neighborhoods, standing with colleagues and members of the community called for accountability within the Chicago Police Department. Van Pelt is sponsoring legislation a series a legislative initiatives directly targeting that lack of accountability: SB 2210, SB 2231 and SB 2233.

The package of bills pertains to creating an independent police review board, retention of police misconduct records and FOIA requests detailing police misconduct.

"Accountability has been a major issue throughout the City of Chicago, specifically as it relates to policing. Introducing and passing these measures are a strong step in the right direct," Sen. Van Pelt said.

In the past year, Illinois has seen numerous efforts from the General Assembly to pass measures for policing reform. Most notably, Senate Bill 1304, a measure signed into law by the governor after passing both chambers, establishes wide-ranging rules for body cameras, largely prohibits chokeholds, introduces bias-free policing and demands more data collection on arrests.

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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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