State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park), visited Sternberg Lighting’s Roselle production facility and headquarters Monday. Sternberg Lighting manufactures and sells architectural and exterior lighting installations.
“It is important that we appreciate the vital role that manufacturing plays maintaining economic stability and employment security in our communities,” Cullerton said.
Sternberg Lighting has been an important source of manufacturing and engineering jobs in Chicagoland since it was established in 1923. The 150,000 square foot facility is specially designed to reduce heating and cooling costs and optimize natural light.
When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For their Tomorrow, we gave our today
--inscription from Fallen Soldiers Memorial
BEARDSTOWN—Students, teachers, veterans and family members gathered together to unveil a memorial commemorating Beardstown High School alumni who died in military service. The Beardstown High School Fallen Soldiers Memorial was dedicated on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The memorial includes three granite tablets containing an epitaph, emblems of five branches of the military and the names of fallen servicemen.
During the dedication, veterans and local officials eulogized some of the former students. State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) spoke during the ceremony.
As the heat of summer slowly makes way for the cool of fall and winter, the state is opening enrollment for its annual home energy assistance program for seniors, the disabled as well as low-income residents and families in need. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, is open for residents of Illinois who are having trouble keeping up with the high cost of energy, especially in the cold of Illinois winters.
The program helps alleviate financial burdens on households that may be put in a tough spot, especially in light of the costs of schooling for families, prescription drug costs for seniors and other financial hardships.
Tuesday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. The Illinois Department of Public Health provides resources to help save lives in Illinois, available on their www.itonlytakesone.org/ website.
More than 1,000 Illinoisans die each year by suicide. Adolescents and veterans are at higher risk for suicide, and the It Only Takes One website has resources and information on helping those specific groups, as well as information about risk factors, signs and behaviors for anyone concerned about suicide.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 for support for yourself or a friend or loved one: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Senator William Delgado (D – Chicago) recently hosted the 20th Annual 2nd Legislative District Health Fair, an event that connects thousands of area residents with needed health and wellness services.
The event was held at Mozart Park in Chicago’s Logan Square community, a diverse working-class area on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Students were offered free backpacks full of school supplies as well as access to free dental and other health care services. Fun activities were also offered, including face painting and inflatable play areas.
Local performance groups provided entertainment and fun for attendees on a constructed stage. Seniors were offered services as well as Bingo games in an indoor section of the event.
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