GRAYSLAKE — It’s National Park and Recreation Month, and State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) is encouraging Lake County residents to take advantage of the dozens of parks in the area.

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“It’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful parks Lake County offers,” Bush said. “Whether going out for a leisurely jog with friends or having a picnic with family, parks present so many opportunities for enjoyment and community.”

According to the National Recreation and Park Association, parks play an important role in maintaining quality of life in a community. Parks provide gathering places for members of a community to interact with each other, host public events and offer recreational programs.

Additionally, parks provide a public place where people can go to keep healthy and fit. A Penn State University study showed that the length of visits to parks has a connection with reductions in stress, lowered blood pressure, and perceived physical health.

Parks also provide an economic benefit to their communities. A review by Texas A&M University found that parks and open space raise nearby property values and increase revenue from tourism. Trees and other growth are also estimated to save cities money in environmental impacts and the effects of storms.

“The local parks and recreation opportunities throughout Lake County give residents so many options to enjoy the fresh air and get active,” Bush said. “Visiting local parks is one of my favorite things to do — and I hope to see you out.”

Learn more about local parks and public events by visiting LakeCountyParks.com.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goodwill – Great Lakes

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

Contact: Anka Starke

Phone: 847-774-3002

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

Great Wolf Lodge

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

Contact: Darcey Meyer

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

Navy – Naval Station Great Lakes

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

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

Consumer Credit Union

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

Contact: Carla Schroeder, Talent Acquisition Director

Phone: 847-672-1299

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

Hidden Valley Manufacturing

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

Contact: Jaron Urban, Business Support Admin

Phone: 847-229-5540

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

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

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

Advanced Resources

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

Contact: Samantha Bahena, Associate Staffing Consultant

Phone: 847-418-3783

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LAKE COUNTY, Ill. – To help Lake County residents whose jobs were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) and Senator Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove) will host a virtual job expo with the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Job Center of Lake County next Thursday.

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“The job expo is an opportunity for Lake County residents to find new jobs that can turn into long-term careers,” Bush said. “No matter if you’re someone looking for a job after COVID-19 layoffs or wanting a new career path, the job expo is for you.”

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, June 17, job seekers from a number of different employment sectors will explain their open positions and company benefits via Zoom.

“The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on our state’s labor force and economy. Now that we’re entering recovery, many workers are planning to re-enter the career world, too,” Johnson said. “At this virtual job expo, Lake County residents can connect with a wide range of employers and find a job that suits their experience and goals.”

The event will be moderated by Bush and Johnson. All job openings discussed during the webinar will be posted on IllinoisJobLink.com. Some of the businesses and organizations participating include the Illinois Department of Human Services, FedEx Group and The Sherwin Williams Company – among a dozen others.

Registration for the virtual job expo can be found by visiting bit.ly/JobExpoRegister.

Anyone with questions should contact Bush’s office at 847-548-5631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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