Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day message and Upcoming events

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"For love of country they accepted death."
-- President James A. Garfield
Unfortunately, some have come to see Memorial Day only as a day off to barbecue or socialize with family and friends. But on this Memorial Day, and every day, it is important that we remember our fallen heroes and their families for the sacrifices they made to protect and preserve the freedoms we enjoy.
It is our duty and responsibility to celebrate them and their memories so their sacrifices will never been forgotten.
The men and women who serve in our country's armed forces put themselves in harms way everyday and are prepared to pay the ultimate price to protect and preserve our way of life. Let each of us say THANK YOU to our veterans and their families this Memorial Day.
Warmest regards,
Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
State Representative - 34th District
Employment Fair at River Oaks Center

What: Employment Fair
When: May 29, 2014 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: River Oaks Center, 159th Street and Torrence Ave., Food Court

With summer right around the corner, River Oaks Center, at 159th Street and Torrence Avenue, will host an employment fair to help mall merchants fill several full- and part-time positions to better serve mall patrons.

Interested applicants are invited to meet with hiring managers from several mall retailers to learn more about available positions and participate in screening interviews.

Potential applicants should come dressed to impress, and are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes or work history.

Some retailers that will participate in the employment fair include:
Magic Photo
Payless ShoeSource
Deb Shops, and more.

Jobs in management, on the sales floor, and in stockrooms are all available, and the first 50 applicants will receive a special treat.

For more information about River Oaks Center Employment Fair, visit www.Facebook.com/RiverOaksCenterMall or follow the mall on Twitter @RiverOaksCenter.

City of Chicago - Youth Summer Employment
One Summer Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel & Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are proud to support One Summer Chicago.One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and companies to offer over 22,000 employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults.
To sign up

The Workforce Development - Youth Summer Employment Program

For Ages 16 to 24 The Workforce Development Department is gearing up for the Urban League's
2014 Summer Youth Employment Programs. We will operate the Green Corps and Summer Youth Employment programs funded by the City of Chicago. A
select number of youth will receive jobs between now and June 30, 2014.
We are accepting applications for eligible youth that meet one or more of the following low income criteria and reside in cook county:
1. National School Lunch Program
2. Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
3. SNAP Program
4.Low Income by HUD guidelines
6 week jobs pays $9 an hour--part-time.
Interested? Contact Kermitt Collins by email. Include resume and cover letter at:

After School Matters - Youth Summer Employment
After School Matters is accepting applications for summer programs and internships.
Welcome Home Illinois Program
Although the housing market has shown a steady recovery over the last few years, a restrictive lending environment is preventing many credit-worthy households from becoming homeowners. First-time buyers are especially hurt by tougher credit standards and are disappearing from the market, slowing the pace of the housing recovery. In order to become homeowners and begin building equity of their own, many need an extra boost.
Welcome Home Illinois is a loan program launched by Governor Quinn on April 1 to help make homeownership a reality for Illinois' first-time homebuyers. The program provides $7,500 in down payment assistance with an interest rate as low as 3.99 percent for a secure, 30-year fixed rate mortgage.
It is important to note that households who have not owned a home in the last three years are considered first-time homebuyers.
For more information, please visit: to www.WelcomeHomeIllinois.gov
Call 877-456-2656 today to learn about the resources available through the state that can make homeownership a reality.
34th District State Representative
Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
8658 South Cottage Grove #404
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone 773-783-8800
Fax 773-783-8773
Email info@repelgiesims34.com
"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices."
-President Harry S. Truman
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Crear Church Health & Wellness Day
Youth Summit & Job Expo
Summit of Hope
Veteran's Resource Fair
Expungement Summit
Chicago Vehicle Sticker Sale
Youth Employment Resources
8th Ward Shred A Thon
West Chesterfield Community Party
Welcome Home Illinois Program
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