pexels christina morillo 1181605CHICAGO – During Women’s Small Business Month, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will host a series of virtual webinars titled, “All in for Women: BIG Webinars”, and State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) is encouraging businesswomen to take advantage of the opportunity.

“It’s important that women are equipped with all the resources they need as they move up in the business world,” Van Pelt said. “These webinars are specified to the needs of women in business, and will be especially useful during the pandemic.”

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CHICAGO – Wednesday, a grand jury indicted a former police officer involved in the March shooting of Breonna Taylor, but on charges of wanton endangerment. None of the three officers involved in the shooting were charged for Breonna’s death, and State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) is infuriated.

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startup 593327 640CHICAGO — The second wave of Business Interruption Grants opened Thursday, and State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) is urging eligible businesses to apply.

“As more types of businesses reopen, they, too, are in need of support,” Van Pelt said. “I know these grants won’t solve everything, but it will provide businesses with a chance to recuperate from all the loss they have suffered.”

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CHICAGO – Chicagoans reentering the workforce face new challenges, given the record high unemployment rates caused by the pandemic, which is why State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) wants people to be aware of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Second Chance Program.

“The Second Chance Program is exactly that: a second chance,” Van Pelt said. “It provides opportunities for people who have been struggling to find work and for people looking to turn their lives around.”

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