October 20, 2015
Finding a job isn't easy, especially when you've been out of the workforce for a while. That's why I'm co-hosting the Rogers Park Job Fair and Employment Resource Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Willye White Park Field House (1610 W. Howard).
More than 30 employers and organizations will be on site to talk with you, answer your questions, connect you with valuable resources and, more importantly, open doors to job opportunities.
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Chicago Urban League
City of Chicago
Westside Health Authority
and many more
In addition to meeting prospective employers, you'll be able to attend a workshop on improving your resume, get job search tips and find assistance tailored to those reentering the workforce. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Ald. Joe Moore, Commissioner Larry Suffredin, the Howard Area Community Center and I are sponsoring this event. Please attend, and share this announcement with your friends and neighbors.
Sincerely,Senator Heather Steans7th District – Illinois
5533 N. Broadway • Chicago, IL 60640
773-769-1717 (Phone) • 773-769-6901 (Fax)
122 Capitol Building • Springfield, IL 62706
October 1, 2015
It can be difficult and confusing to obtain all the resources and services you need as a senior citizen. That's why Ald. Joe Moore, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Commissioner Larry Suffredin, several hospitals and community groups and I are sponsoring the 49th Ward Senior Resource Fair next Wednesday, Oct. 7. In one location, you can renew your state identification card or get a new ID, meet with social services and health care providers and even enjoy a free lunch and entertainment.
I also hope to see you at Apple Fest, where our office will sponsor kids' activities. A 28-year tradition in Lincoln Square, Apple Fest is a fun, fall celebration for the whole family. Please keep reading for more details on both of these events.
Resources for seniors - all in one place this Wednesday
It's Apple Fest time
Fall is here, and that means pumpkins, squash and APPLES. The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce celebrates apples on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Apple Fest, a 28-year Lincoln Square tradition.
Come to the 4700 block of N. Lincoln Ave., between W. Leland and W. Lawrence, for food, spices, gifts and informational booths. Of course, you'll have the opportunity to purchase just about anything apple, from apple pies and cider to candy apples and apple pizza, not to mention fresh apples by the bushel.
I'll be sponsoring activities for the kids, so please look for our kids' table and stop by to enjoy fall with your family.
September 18, 2015
Fall is in the air, and I'm excited to tell you about some upcoming events I'm sponsoring in our community.
Please keep reading for information on Apple Fest, the Glenwood Sunday Market, the Edgewater Fall Art Fair, GRalley, an opportunity to have your pet microchipped and a town hall meeting on digital safety.
As always, feel free to contact me at (773) 769-1717 with any questions or concerns about legislation or what's happening in our community.
Pet Extravaganza in Pottawattomie Park
Ald. Joe Moore, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, the City of Chicago Dept. of Animal Care and Control and I will sponsor Sunday's Pet Extravaganza. This Sunday, Sept. 20, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Paw-ttawattomie Dog Park in Pottawattomie Park (7340 N. Rogers), bring your pet for a free goody bag and other giveaways. For the first 100 pets, microchipping and chip registration are free. After that, the charge will be $15 per pet. City of Chicago dog registrations and vaccinations will also be available for a fee. All fees must be paid in cash, and all pets must be leashed.
I hope to see you there with the furry members of your family!
Also on Sunday, I will host a table from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Glenwood Sunday Market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on southbound Glenwood Ave. between Morse and Lunt on the west side of the CTA tracks.
Fall is here, and that means pumpkin, squash and APPLES. The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce celebrate apples on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Apple Fest, a 28-year Lincoln Square tradition.
Edgewater Fall Art Fair
On Sept. 26 and 27, I'm proud to sponsor the third annual Edgewater Fall Art Fair. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the festival, attend one of Chicago's premier artistic events, and enjoy the work of 120 Chicago-based artists in a wide variety of media.
You'll also find live music - jazz, country, jazz, choral and more - on three stages, an activity corner for the kids, food and craft beer, a young artists' gallery, theatrical performances and even a pet parade. Click here for more information.
Tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 19) from noon to 10 p.m., join me for GRalley, a festival at Granville and Glenwood Avenues sponsored by St. Gertrude's. Enjoy live music and entertainment, a pie contest and a chili cookoff. It's fall fun for the whole family.
Save the Date - Digital safety forum
On Tuesday, Oct. 27, Rep. Greg Harris and I will host a town hall meeting on digital safety. Stay tuned for more details on this important informational event.
July 24, 2015
Please be aware of an upcoming event in our district. The "Sponsor-a-Student" event is a partnership with Care for Real - Edgewater's food and clothing pantry, Hamdard Center, Howard Area Community Center, Housing Opportunities for Women and Family Matters to provide school supplies for children in Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Uptown. For all of the event's detailed information, including all drop off locations, you may download the event's flyer here.
As always, please contact me with your questions and concerns through my website or by calling (773) 769-1717 .
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Springfield Office 623 Capitol Building 301 S. Second St. Springfield, IL 62706 Office: 217-782-8492