GRAYSLAKE — An advocate and proponent of conservation and the environment herself, State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) is congratulating a local high school graduate for being one of just five recipients of a statewide conservation scholarship.

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Mariama Bah, a New Tech High at Zion-Benton East graduate, received the 2021 Conservation Achievement Scholarship through the Illinois Conservation Foundation. Bah was awarded $2,000 for her research on erosion along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

“Mariama has proven she has a bright future ahead of her — before even entering college,” Bush said. “Her interest in conservation combined with her intellectual curiously have demonstrated a real commitment to making a difference. Her work will have a positive impact on the Zion community for many years.”

On a visit to Lake Michigan, Bah noticed the amount of sand on the beach had washed away. Bah’s curiosity and academic background led her to embark on a stewardship project alongside Lake County’s Center for Conservation Leadership. She collected data and helped scientists measure and document the impacts of the shoreline’s erosion.

With a passion for the helping the world around her, Bah also researched and wrote on environmental justice issues and impacts on people and their communities.

“It is always encouraging to see young people involved in ways that will benefit their communities and the sustainability of the planet.” Bush said. “Encouraging more students to take in and analyze the nature around them will help create a better tomorrow. I thank Mariama for her work, and congratulate her on her recent and future success.”

Bah plans to attend Northwestern University.


 

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Last week, State Senators Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) and Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove) hosted a virtual job expo with more than a dozen employers.

A full list of organizations hiring, as well as who to contact or how to apply can be found below.

Jessup Manufacturing

Apply here: https://www.jessupmfg.com/career-at-jessup.html

Contact: Helen Drexel, Human Resources Assistant

Phone: 815-322-5252

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jiffy Lube

Apply here: https://www.jiffylube.com/careers

Contact: John Andersen, District Manager

Phone: 402-540-3458

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Fedex Ground

Apply here: https://groundwarehousejobs.fedex.com/groundwarehousejobs/jobs?stretch=10&stretchUnit=MILES&location=Romeoville,%20IL&woe=7&src=googlebrand&gclid=Cj0KCQjw2tCGBhCLARIsABJGmZ5Yyy5O2G0RBBBoptoj5ETwCblkWm8MmwwvLDq75RDyRHrhKW0BzKwaAhD-EALw_wcB

Non-Package Handler Website: https://groundcareers.fedex.com/groundcareers/jobs

Contact: Jennifer Sanchez, Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Phone: 847-665-3186

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Illinois Department of Human Services

Apply here: Email your CMS100 Employment Application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact: Jesse Kamees

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Allendale Association

Apply here: https://allendale4kids.org/careers/why-should-you-come-to-allendale/

Contact: James Walleck, Talent Acquisition Specialist

Phone: 847-245-6142

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Pipefitters Local 597

Apply here: https://www.pftf597.org

Contact: Adam Sutter, Admissions Director

Phone: 708-326-9239

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pace Suburban Bus

Apply here: https://www.pacebus.com/careers

Contact: Anthony Rubino, Community Relations Specialist

Phone: 847-989-8304

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Goodwill – Great Lakes

Apply here: https://www.goodwillsewcareers.com

Contact: Anka Starke

Phone: 847-774-3002

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Great Wolf Lodge

Apply here: https://jobs.greatwolf.com

Contact: Darcey Meyer

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Navy – Naval Station Great Lakes

Apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov (Can filter by location – Great Lakes)

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Consumer Credit Union

Apply here: https://www.myconsumers.org/about/what-we-do/careers

Contact: Carla Schroeder, Talent Acquisition Director

Phone: 847-672-1299

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Hidden Valley Manufacturing

Apply here: https://www.thecloroxcompany.com/careers/

Contact: Jaron Urban, Business Support Admin

Phone: 847-229-5540

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Sherwin Williams

Apply here: https://careers.sherwin-williams.com/home

Contact: Daliris Rosa & Jo-Ann Miller

Phone: 847-520-8703

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Nosco

Apply here: https://www.nosco.com/careers

Contact: Kendra Saemann, People Operations Recruiter

Phone: 847-894-4124

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Advanced Resources

Apply here: https://jobs.advancedresources.com

Contact: Samantha Bahena, Associate Staffing Consultant

Phone: 847-418-3783

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) released the following statement Tuesday after the passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget:

“Following a year of financial turmoil for so many people, businesses, and schools, passing a comprehensive, balanced budget that helps bolster the middle class, encourages economic growth, and increases evidence-based education funding was of utmost importance.

“Despite the effects the pandemic had on the state’s bottom line, we were able to shift our focus to ensure we kept our promise to public schools to increase evidence-based funding and reduce tax burdens on local homeowners.

“The budget passed today is a win for everyone. I look forward to watching the funding from the budget help thousands of Illinoisans get back on their feet.”

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SPRINGFIELD – A longstanding champion of ethics reform in Illinois, State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) helped pass a measure to hold elected officials to the highest standards.

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“Ethics needs to be taken seriously and members of the General Assembly need to be held accountable,” Bush said. “This measure is about adopting ethics changes that will address the systemic culture within Illinois government.”

Senate Bill 539 makes a number of changes to current ethics laws, including prohibiting elected officials from lobbying other units of government for entities that lobby them, instituting a revolving door for executive branch elected officials and legislators becoming lobbyists and pro-rating salaries of General Assembly members who leave office prior to the end of their term, among other items.

Senator Bush has been a steadfast advocate of ethics-related measures since first entering the General Assembly in 2013. Most recently, she passed sweeping reforms targeting harassment and discrimination and included major reforms to the state’s ethics investigation process.

“Today’s move is just one step toward meaningful stride of restoring public trust in its elected officials,” Bush said. “Our work does not end until every person under the dome – from lawmakers to lobbyists – acts with morality and ethics.”

The measure passed has passed both chambers.

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