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

Tom Cullerton Sternberg LightingState 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.

Read more: Tom Cullerton tours local manufacturing facility

Hiring Fair: Aug. 22

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