Yesterday I joined Senator Don Harmon to talk about concerns regarding the governor's ongoing efforts to move seniors with in-home services through the Community Care Program to an unproven pilot program designed to save money. CCP keeps seniors in their homes and out of nursing homes, which costs us all more.

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silverstein silver beat 042017 2On Thursday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m., I will host a Silver Beat event with the Illinois Attorney General's office.

We invite you to learn about how to protect yourself and loved ones from the numerous ways scammers seek to steal from you and your loved ones. Often seniors are likely targets because they are seen as more vulnerable.

A representative from Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office will tell us what scams are circulating now and how you can avoid falling victim to them.

Please call my office (773-743-5015) if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you at the Croatian Cultural Center at 10:30 a.m. on April 20.

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CHICAGO – State Senator Ira Silverstein (DÔÇÉChicago) 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.


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 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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