GOV0084ESouthside Chicagoans seeking to improve their marketability while searching for jobs can gain the necessary tools at State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s Re-Employment Resource Fair on July 30.
“Job-search preparation will put South Side Chicagoans in the running for successful careers in today’s tough job market,” said Hunter, a career-long advocate for employment opportunities in underserved communities. “After IDES and I hosted a successful workshop in February, we developed this larger re-employment fair. We’ve invited career-building professionals and state agency representatives to help residents become business savvy.”

To secure a spot at the re-employment resource fair, attendees should visit to register.

The resource fair will take place on the following day:

Monday, July 30, 2014
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church
1936 South Michigan Ave.

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051914 js 0227Illinois lawmakers have strengthened their commitment to protect seniors from financial exploitation with new law.

A measure sponsored by State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and State Representative Esther Golar, requires The Department of Human Services to create a health care worker registry of employees under final investigation of financial theft from the elderly.

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NBCC Carol B Mosley AwardFriday, the National Black Chamber of Commerce honored State Senator Mattie Hunter with the Carol B. Mosley Award for her efforts in securing minority business contracts.

“The revolving loan fund creates equal economic opportunities for disadvantaged businesses and minority contractors,” said Hunter, a career advocate for social and economic equality for underserved communities. “I am honored the National Black Chamber of Commerce recognized the tireless work of my colleagues and I to secure necessary start-up resources for minority and women enterprises.”

House Bill 3267 was signed into law in 2013.

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State Senator Mattie Hunter commemorates Juneteeth Day

HunterJuneteenth2014On June 19, 1865, Texan slaves learned two-and-a-half years later of their pending freedom and the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. On the 140th anniversary of their freedom, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) passed legislation designating the third Saturday of every June, Juneteenth Day in Illinois.

Hunter, an advocate for civil and human rights, released the following statement today:

“Juneteenth, the oldest celebration of the ending of slavery, marks freedom for all African-Americans. African-American history is American history. It is Illinois’ history.

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