January 8, 2016
This Sunday, January 10th at 2 p.m., along with Congresswoman Schakowsky, Alderman Joe Moore, and Representative Kelly Cassidy, I'll be hosting an informational event on the rights of individuals when confronted by immigration authorities. The presentation will be conducted by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Centro Romero.
The event will be held at St. Jerome's Church (1709 W Lunt Ave.)
Please see below for a Spanish-language flyer, and share this information with your friends and neighbors.
I'd also appreciate it if you'd join with me in helping our fellow Illinoisans who have lost homes and belongings in the devastating flooding of the past few weeks. My colleague Rep. Brandon Phelps has organized a statewide supply drive to assist the victims, and I'm collecting donations to take with me when I go to Springfield next week for the start of a new legislative session.
Items needed include mops, buckets, bleach, rubber gloves, face masks, bottled water and non-perishable food. We are not accepting monetary donations at this time. Please bring your donations to my office (5533 N. Broadway) by Tuesday, Jan. 12. Call (773) 769-1717 with any questions.
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 30, 2015
As October draws to a close, I'm excited to share with you some of our upcoming events planned for the month of November. Please keep reading for information about a prenatal and neonatal care seminar, a community resources fair and a food drive I'm co-hosting to benefit your neighbors in need through Care for Real.
I've also included information about a paid internship opportunity with the General Assembly. Illinois has one of the nation's oldest and best legislative staff internship programs. Many of its alumni have gone on to make outstanding contributions in state government and other fields. I would encourage you to share this announcement with anyone who has completed college (or will graduate by next spring) and has an interest in politics and public service.
Quality care for mothers and babies
Share with your neighbors in need: help us with our food drive
Please join Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Ald. Harry Osterman and me in helping those in need this holiday season. We will be accepting cans at our offices through November 23.
Learn about the many resources in our community
Paid legislative staff internship - apply by March 1, 2016
The Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program (ILSIP) accepts applicants from all academic backgrounds who have completed either their undergraduate or advanced degree. Using the Capitol as both a workplace and a classroom, the program offers interns the opportunity to work as professional legislative staff members with either the partisan leadership of the Illinois General Assembly or the Legislative Research Unit. ILSIP interns work full-time for 10.5 months for a monthly stipend of $2,100, along with a tuition waiver for four graduate credit hours. Interns also attend a mandatory academic seminar conducted by UIS faculty. The program is intended to broaden the perspective of those planning academic, business or government careers so they may carry into their chosen fields an understanding of the legislative process. Applications are due in the ILSIP office by March 1, 2016 and final selections and placements are announced late April to mid-May. Internships begin August 16, 2016. For more information, call 217-206-6579 or click here.
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.
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.
District Office 5533 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60640 Office: 773-769-1717 Fax: 773-769-6901
Springfield Office 623 Capitol Building 301 S. Second St. Springfield, IL 62706 Office: 217-782-8492