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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Chicago Hiring Fair

UPDATE: Job seekers, here is a list of employers who will be at our Hiring Fair on Thursday.


SPRINGFIELD — 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 6. Doors open for veterans only starting at 10:00 AM. The general public is invited from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The workshop will be held at the West Ridge Elementary School, 6700 N. Whipple St. in Chicago. The hiring fair will help provide employers the chance to meet prospective employees, 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 6 – Veterans welcome starting at 10:00 AM, General Public welcome from 11:00AM until 1:00PM

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

Employer registration is now closed.

Job seekers may register here.

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silverstein townhall flier 2015State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago-8th District) will host four town hall meetings over the next two weeks. The meetings give residents the chance to ask Silverstein questions and discuss issues important to the state.


Two meetings will take place in Chicago, and two others in Morton Grove and Skokie.


All events are open to the public and the press.


Wednesday, July 8         

7:00 – 9:00 pm          

North Park Village Apartments                                     

5801-H North Pulaski Rd, Chicago

Monday, July 13

7:00 – 9:00 pm          

Skokie Park District

Oakton Center, 4701 Oakton St, Skokie

Wednesday, July 15      

7:00 – 9:00 pm          

Devon Bank Center   

6445 N Western Ave, Chicago

Tuesday, July 21            

7:00 – 9:00 pm          

Prairie View Community Center

6834 W Dempster, Morton Grove


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oharepresser060815 300SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Ira Silverstein (D–Chicago) joined other state and federal lawmakers and local officials at a press conference today about concerns with rising noise levels from O’Hare International Airport.


The FAiR Coalition is a group of local organizations pursuing solutions to a mounting number of complaints from residents unhappy with a major increase in airport-related noise. They attended the press conference with officials today to call for action on these complaints, numbering 350,000 in March 2015 alone. House Joint Resolution 83, passed by both chambers of the General Assembly this spring, urges the City of Chicago to meet with the FAiR Coalition, federal officials and citizens to discuss solutions.

“It is past time to bring officials with the city, the airport and the FAA together to reduce the burden on O’Hare’s neighbors,” Sen. Silverstein said. “I co-sponsored this resolution to find an open, transparent means to compromise for neighboring communities and reasonable airport capacity.”

The resolution calls for timely and open communication about hearings in areas surrounding the airport and a halt to runway expansion until public input is complete.

“O’Hare is a critical transportation and economic hub to our region and our nation, but it can’t continue to be an unbearable burden on surrounding neighborhoods,” Silverstein said.

The noise issues stem from a dramatic shift in air traffic capacity from diagonal runways to east-west runways.

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2951 West Devon
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 743-5015

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121B Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
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