Children, families and residents filled Illinois Institute of Technology’s campus to receive free health screenings before the new school year. State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and the Institute for Positive Living hosted their 11th Annual Health, Fun & Fitness Fair last Saturday.

“Every year, the Institute for Positive Living and I host this fair to offer families free health services,” said Sen. Hunter. as she spoke to the crowd. “We understand the difficulties of affording regular doctor visits, receiving immunizations every year and buying expensive school supplies. This is why we wanted to give back to the community.”

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Illinois youth will now have greater say in their quality of care under DCFS and better opportunities to attend college with new scholarships thanks to State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago).

House Bill 4773 is the latest Hunter-supported measure aimed at reforming DCFS. The law requires the agency director to listen to youth advisory board recommendations.

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Diabetics will no longer have to worry about being charged with indecent exposure while administering insulin shots in public. The health-rights plan sponsored by State Senator Mattie Hunter, a member of the Illinois Legislative Diabetes Caucus, was signed into law today.

“When someone needs an insulin shot, they do not have time to find the nearest restroom sometimes,” Hunter said. “This new law can save lives, end embarrassment and make it easier for people who already manage a difficult disease. As more Illinois residents develop diabetes, we need to have laws that reflect the growing need of timely care.”

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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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