Senator Melinda Bush is hosting a job fair in Zion on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The first hour gives priority to veterans.

Job seekers who are planning on attending can RSVP here.

Employers interested in participating can register here.

Employers at the event will be looking to hire on the spot. Job seekers are strongly encouraged to visit to get resume help and tips.

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 847-548-5631.

A list of participating employers can be found at the bottom of this page.

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List of Participating Employers

Name of Business


Accurate Personnel

Addus Homecare


Allendale Association


Andy Frain Services

Apex3/Premier Security

Binny's Beverage Depot

Bridge Personnel Services

Burris Equipment Co

Catholic Charities

Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield

City of Zion

Club Demonstration Services

Comfort Keepers

Community Action Partnership of Lake County

Crown Services Inc


CVS Health

Durham School Services

Fed Ex Ground


First Class Workforce Solutions

First Institute, Inc

First Midwest Bank

First Student



Goodwill Great Lakes

Goodwill TalentBridge

Help At Home

Homewatch CareGivers Northshore

Ikonix USA


Intermark Transport


Jessup Manufacturing Company


JST Corporation

K-Log, Inc.

Lake County Government



Multimedia Sales and Marketing

Northern Rose Caregivers

NorthPointe Resources

Pace Suburban Bus

Paramount Staffing

People Ready

Peoplelink Staffing

Pharma Logistics (A Staples Company)

Regional Transportation Authority


Ruprecht Company

Sam's Club # 6228/Vernon Hills

Santana Equipment

Senior Strategies Group

Sherwin Williams

Six Flags Great America


Sure Staff, INC.

The Affordable Housing Corp. of Lake County

United States Postal Service


We Care Senior Home Care

Youth Conservation Corps

Category: District Events

Senator Bush speaks on the Senate floorSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) issued the following statement today after Illinois became the 10th state to enact automatic voter registration:

“We should be doing everything possible to make it easier for eligible citizens to participate in our elections,” Bush said. “Automatically registering eligible voters when they interact with state agencies instead of requiring them to fill out duplicative paperwork is a common-sense reform that removes a barrier to voting and saves taxpayer dollars. I am proud that Illinois lawmakers came together to unanimously support this good-government measure.”  

Senator Bush is a chief co-sponsor of Senate Bill 1933, which will automatically register eligible Illinoisans when they interact with certain state agencies. If an individual does not want to be registered, they can opt out. Currently, there are more than 2 million Illinoisans who are eligible to vote but aren’t registered.

Senate Bill 1933 was signed into law today.


Category: Press Releases

dry cleaner 104.7 WLMD Macomb - August 23, 2017 | original article

By Veronica Carter

It soon will no longer be OK in Illinois to charge women more than men for services such as dry cleaning and salon appointments. Legislation that increases transparency in pricing among some service providers and exposes gender-based price discrimination has been signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

State Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, said most folks assume that this type of discrimination would have disappeared by now - but it hasn't. She said women have long been charged more for certain services - which doesn't make it right.

"Women pay more for dry cleaning, and you'll also see it in some hair salons, where women will pay more for the same services, and tailors," she said. "So, it's just trying to make sure that women do know what the prices are, so that they can ask, 'Is there a reason for a price difference?' "

Bush sponsored Senate Bill 298, which requires hair salons, barbers, dry cleaners and tailors to provide customers with a price list for services upon request. The law takes effect Jan. 1.

Last year, the same senator's "pink tax" legislation repealed state sales tax on feminine hygiene products. She said it's another part of the effort to remove economic barriers for Illinois women.

"My hope is that the law will make service providers take a second look at what they charge women," she said, "because what women pay, you know, these are dollars that are coming out of our family."

Bush said gender inequity is a problem across the country. In a study published in late 2015, New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs compared nearly 800 products of more than 90 brands and found, on average, products for women and girls cost seven-percent more than similar products for men and boys.

Category: In The News

Senator Bush speaks on the Senate floorSPRINGFIELD – Senator Melinda Bush’s (D-Grayslake) measure to increase transparency in pricing among service providers and expose gender-based price discrimination was signed into law today.

Senate Bill 298 requires hair salons, barbers, dry cleaners and tailors to provide customers with a price list for services upon request, giving consumers the resources necessary to make educated choices when deciding which businesses to frequent.

“Women have been unfairly charged more than men for the same services for far too long,” Bush said. “Transparent pricing among service providers will help women know whether they are getting a fair deal for services.”

Dry cleaners, barbers and tailors have frequently been examined in studies on gender-based pricing and have been found to charge women more than men for the same services.

“My hope is that this new law will make service providers take a second look at their prices and charge women more fairly,” Bush said.

Last year, Senator Bush’s “pink tax” legislation repealed sales tax on feminine hygiene products. This latest measure builds on Senator Bush’s work to remove economic barriers for Illinois women.

Senate Bill 298 takes effect on January 1, 2018.


Category: Press Releases

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