Illinois Legislative Black Caucus
 SPRINGFIELD – In response to the governor’s State of the State address, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D- Chicago) released the following statement:

“The governor has once again promised to make Illinois compassionate and competitive but we’re still waiting for his actions to match his rhetoric. In today’s address, the governor did not mention the crisis facing youth unemployment.

Black and brown youth, especially our young men, are suffering from joblessness due to the lack of opportunity around the state.

It is criminal of the governor to stand in front of the legislative body touting business development while his agenda fails to include job opportunities for young minorities.

We have seen unemployment numbers increase over the years, but Governor Rauner has not made the necessary changes to improve the lives of all youth. We are going to have to fix this problem ourselves because this governor has failed to lead.”

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Veteran Fair

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Guilty verdict CHICAGO – In response to the guilty verdict in the death of Willie and John Lee Hunter, Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) released the following statement.

“I’m relieved that there’s been justice for my two nephews. This verdict brings closure for my family but also reminds me as a state senator the need to continue my efforts to reduce the devastating effects of gun violence in Chicago. What happened to my nephews drives me to support gun violence prevention, improving the educational system and increasing afterschool opportunities for youth. I hope that no family ever has to feel the pain of losing a loved one to violence. Together, we must all commit to changing the community culture of crime, death and despair.”

Senator Hunter’s nephews, Willie Lee Hunter and his younger brother John Lee Hunter were shot to death while visiting Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend in 2015.

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Hunter calls on Jackson SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) issued the following statement in response to Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool’s resignation:

“With the departure of Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool, I am calling on Janice Jackson and Frank Clark to keep our schools open and put the resources in place to educate and support our children.”

Janice Jackson currently serves as Chief Education Officer for Chicago Public Schools. Frank Clark currently serves as President of the Chicago Board of Education.

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Office Information

Springfield Office:
619 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5966
(217) 782-1631 FAX
 
District Office:
2929 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 102
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-1908
(312) 949-1958 FAX