ZION - 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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SPRINGFIELD - An economic development and job retention proposal was signed into law on Friday that seeks to improve business retention in Illinois counties that border other states.

State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) was the Senate sponsor of the new law that recognizes the unique business retention concerns specific to border communities.

As a life-long resident and board member of a county that borders another state, Bush knows all too well about about the business-poaching practices of the states surrounding Illinois. She feels that the new law will improve the economic conditions of Illinois border communities, keeping them competitive with the states that they border.

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no smokingSPRINGFIELD – Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) applauded the governor’s decision to sign a law to limit smoking on college campuses yesterday.  

The new law prohibits smoking on state university and community college campuses in Illinois.

Each campus will have a task force to coordinate the implementation of the Smoke-Free Campus Act.  

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Tightened lending practices are preventing many first-time homebuyers from accessing the needed capital to buy a home.

Recently, the Illinois Housing Development Authority launched the Welcome Home Illinois program, which is a loan program to help make homeownership a reality for Illinois' first-time homebuyers.

Please visit www.WelcomeHomeIllinois.gov for more information or click on the graphic below.

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