TCSeniorFlyer2State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) and several state agencies will host a senior fair Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bartlett Community Center’s Oak Room.

State, local and private senior programs will be on hand to give out information and answer questions. Health organizations will also be providing medical screenings for participating seniors.

The Illinois Department on Aging, comptroller’s office, attorney general’s office, the secretary of state’s office, the Illinois Department on Veteran’s Affairs and the Illinois State Police are co-sponsoring the fair and will have representatives in attendance.

schoolpensState Senator Tom Cullerton will serve on two newly created taskforces: The School Security and Standards Task Force and the Task Force on Civic Education, which were formed this year.

The School Security and Standards Task Force

"Sadly, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, ongoing violence in some of our neighborhoods and the potential for other tragedy changed how we look at security in our schools," Cullerton said. "We need to make sure our schools and our children are safe and secure."

The School Security and Standards Task Force will study the safety and security of schools in the state, make recommendations to the Illinois State Board of Education and create minimum safety guidelines for schools.

Read more: School safety and civics task forces created, Cullerton appointed

gunThe Illinois State Police announced instructors can begin training individuals for concealed carry licenses Tuesday. ISP has finalized training materials and guidelines for instructors.

ISP approved 757 instructors from across the state and has also released a listing of existing training programs that can help satisfy the 16 hour requirement.

Applications for licenses will be available Jan. 5, 2014, but people interested in applying must complete the required 16 hours of training beforehand.

To find a registered concealed carry license instructor click here.

For a listing of existing training programs click here.

TCJobFairSixty employers and over 200 job seekers came together for a jobs fair in Villa Park on Wednesday. State Senator Tom Cullerton, the Illinois Department of Employment Security and eight local chambers of commerce hosted the event.¬¬

“So often, lawmakers talk about creating jobs—today we are able to put employers and people seeking jobs directly in touch with each other,” Cullerton said. “You get a great feeling seeing someone walk in without a job and walk out with one.”

Job seekers were able to meet with employers, distribute resumes and interview for positions.

Read more: Cullerton job fair matches employers and candidates

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