Senator Melinda Bush and several experts discuss Senate Bill 1466 — also known as Lali's Law — which would increase access to naloxone, a life-saving medication that reverses the effects of a heroin overdose.


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081414 dh 0075RZION - State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) held a job fair and hiring event last Thursday for the citizens of Lake County. Nearly 300 jobseekers attended the event. Senator Bush, Congressmen Brad Schneider, the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Jobs Center of Lake County collaborated with over 50 employers to provide instantaneous matching between job-seekers and on-site employers.

The gymnasium at the Zion Park District Leisure Center was filled to capacity as job seekers handed out over 800 resumes to prospective employers. As people made their way through the crowded gymnasium, over 90 interviews were conducted on-site.

“Unemployment remains disproportionately high in the Zion area,” Bush said. “That is why we have chosen to hold this hiring event here and will continue to do so in the future.”

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Ounce of PreventionREarly childhood education is integral to the lifelong success of our children. State Senator Melinda Bush, a strong advocate for early childhood education, spent time yesterday with members of the Ounce of Prevention, an organization dedicated to furthering quality early childhood experiences in the crucial first five years of life.

The Ounce of Prevention serves more than 4,000 children and families directly through birth-to-five programs in Chicago and throughout Illinois.  Their program provides opportunities for children born into poverty that they would likely not otherwise receive.

“I am glad to be working closely with the Ounce of Prevention and Governor Quinn to ensure that early childhood education is a priority in our fiscal year 15 state budget. More cuts to education, early childhood education, child care services, early intervention programs and health care would put the lives and futures of many children in our communities in jeopardy.”

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