City News 10/20/2017
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Mayor Delivers Keynote Speech at Bloom High School Manufacturing Day 2017

Bloom 206 celebrated National Manufacturing Day 2017 by gathering local manufacturers to inspire students to explore careers in the manufacturing field. Students had a first-hand look at the field that built America and laid the foundation for industrial development in Chicago Heights. Mayor David Gonzalez delivered the keynote speech. He discussed the evolution and impact of manufacturing in Chicago Heights, and provided examples of the resurgence of the manufacturing industry in the city. The mayor spoke of the regional and global opportunities for students seeking a career in manufacturing, and the ability to obtain career skills in automation, robotics or computer aided drafting and manufacturing at area schools.
“Manufacturing is at the forefront of a new era of technology and automation,” said Mayor Gonzalez. “Take this opportunity to learn and equip yourself with the skills that will create a career in manufacturing…in Chicago Heights or somewhere around the globe.”
Students were scheduled for tours of 22 participating manufacturing facilities, including Chicago Heights manufacturers Ford Motor Company, FH Ayer, Esmark Steel Group, NuFarm Americas, Inc., ARYZTA, Morgan Li, and TrialCo. The students also toured Prairie State’s manufacturing and technology machine shop.

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From left to right: Mayor David A. Gonzalez, Chicago Heights; State Rep. Anthony DeLuca; Bloom Superintendent Dr. Lenell Navarre; Director Paul Pulliam, DCEO; Mayor Annie R. Coulter, Ford Heights
From left to right: Mayor David A. Gonzalez, Chicago Heights; State Rep. Anthony DeLuca; Bloom Superintendent Dr. Lenell Navarre; Director Paul Pulliam, DCEO; Mayor Annie R. Coulter, Ford Heights

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Illiana Financial Credit Union and Juntos Avanzamos

Illiana Financial Credit Union Receives National Designation for Commitment to Community

Mayor Gonzalez spoke at a ceremony held by Illiana Financial Credit Union in celebration of their national designation through Juntos Avanzamos, a nationwide Hispanic credit advocacy group that recognizes credit unions that actively meet the needs of Hispanic consumers.
The Illinois based financial institution was acknowledged for it’s dedication to serving and empowering Hispanic consumers by maintaining a physical presence in the local Hispanic community and providing access to affordable credit. The partnership between IFCU and Juntos Avanzamoa acknowledges the devotion to better serve our Hispanic residents and provide financial education, products, and services to this vital group within our city. “Providing more access and better products and services not only puts Latinos in a stronger financial position,” Gonzalez said, “but also allows financial institutions to cultivate relationships with Latino consumers who will play an important role in the future of this country’s economy.”

For more information on Juntos Avanzamos, visit their website here.
For more information on Illiana Financial Credit Union and their commitment to serving the community of Chicago Heights, visit their website.

DREAM Act Awareness March 10/21/2017

DREAM Act Awareness March-- Saturday, October 21, 2017

A DREAM Act awareness march, sponsored by Communidad en Acción de IL and St. Agnes Catholic Church, will be held this Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Please click the link to view the full flyer for more information.

Una Marcha para ser concienca y dar entender el DREAM Act, sera presentada por la Comunidad en Acción de IL y La Iglesia Católica de Santa Inés, tendra ugar este sábado, 21 de octubre de 2017 a las 10:30 am. Visite el link para ver el anuncio completo para obtener más información.

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7 Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

For young children, Halloween night is one of the best of the year. However, trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents aren’t careful. Take a look at some vital trick-or-treating tips before you accompany your child.

  1. Plan a route in advance.
  2. Wear comfy shoes.
  3. Stay in well-lit areas.
  4. Make sure children are dressed for the weather.
  5. Avoid masks.
  6. Use flexible props.
  7. When sorting through candy at the end of the night, be sure to throw away any candy that is not in its original wrapper, or looks as though it has been opened.
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Trick or Treat Hours 3 PM to 7 PM

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