CHICAGO – State Senator Ira Silverstein (D‐Chicago) introduced a measure in the Senate tsilverstein gunloophole 102616his week to close a dangerous loophole allowing felons to receive FOID cards and concealed carry licenses in Illinois.

After a recent incident in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, a convicted felon involved in a self-defense shooting was discovered to have changed his identity and successfully received a FOID card and concealed carry permit when he applied under his new legal name.

“Fingerprints could have identified this man as a felon and disqualified him from owning a gun, but fingerprinting is not required in Illinois now to get a firearm owner’s identification card or concealed carry permit,” said Silverstein. “We must close this loophole and ensure permits are only issued to those proven to be legally eligible in a thorough background check with mandatory fingerprints.”

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2016 silverstein hiring thumbUPDATE: More than 30 employers are registered to be at this event with a total of more than 500 openings available! Click here for a list of employers scheduled to attend.

— State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago), along with Alderman Debra Silverstein and the Illinois Department of Employment Security are holding a Hiring Fair on Thursday, August 4. Doors open for veterans only starting at 10:00 AM. The general public is invited from 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM. The workshop will be held at the West Ridge Elementary School, 6700 N. Whipple St. in Chicago.

The hiring fair will give employers the chance to meet prospective employees, and help those prospective employees find work along with other opportunities.

•    WHO: State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago), Alderman Debra Silverstein and the Illinois Department of Employment Security

•    WHAT: Hiring Fair

•    WHEN: Thursday, August 4 – Veterans welcome starting at 10:00 AM, General Public welcome from 10:30AM until 2:00PM

•    WHEREWest Ridge Elementary School, 6700 N. Whipple St. in Chicago

Employers may register here.

Job seekers may register here.

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zootopia2On Monday night, Alderman Debra Silverstein and I sponsored a Movie in the Park at Chippewa Park. We had a great turnout for Zootopia and appreciate assistance from Rep. Lou Lang together with Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Performing Arts Limited, Dunkin' Donuts, 7-Eleven and Tel Aviv Pizza.

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silverstein breast cancer eventOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I invite you to join Alderman Debra Silverstein and I for a round-table discussion with a panel of experts on the subject:

Understanding Breast Cancer

Free Round-Table Discussion

Monday, October 19, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Bernard Horwich JCC, 3003 W. Touhy

Light refreshments will be served.

We can all become better informed about this serious health issue globally and in our community.

I hope you will join us. If you have any questions, you may call my office at 773-743-5015.

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