VILLA PARK – More than 100 local and regional employers are looking to hire DuPage County residents at Villa Park Democrat, Tom Cullerton’s Fifth Annual Job Fair.

Cullerton is working with a number of area chambers of commerce and the Illinois Department of Employment Security to make this year’s job fair his largest event yet. The event is free for local businesses and for job seekers.

On August 23, doors will open at the Odeum Expo Center at 10 a.m. for area veterans and then for the general public from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cullerton is excited to announce Greco and Sons, SWD Inc., Illinois State Police, DuPage County along with many others will be looking for qualified candidates, accepting resumes and giving on-the-spot interviews.

“There are about 100 local and regional businesses with more than 2,000 jobs to fill,” Cullerton said. “This is an incredible free opportunity for local job seekers to connect with area employers who are looking to hire right now. If you or a friend, family member or neighbor are looking for work or simply looking for a new opportunity, I urge you to spread the word and take advantage of this free resource.”

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“The best way to grow our economy is to put people to work,” Cullerton said. “There are area businesses ready to hire and I cannot think of a better place they can hire from than the 23rd Senate District.”

The Job Fair is cohosted by the Addison Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce, Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce, Choose DuPage, Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Glendale Heights Chamber of Commerce, Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce, Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce, People’s Resource Center, Roselle Chamber of Commerce and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce.
“I value the partnerships we have with our area chambers,” Cullerton said. “Without their assistance this event would not be as successful as it is.”

DATE: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
TIME: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., doors open for veterans at 10 a.m.
LOCATION: The Odeum (1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park, IL)


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american flagVILLA PARK- State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) passed Senate Resolution 794 to condemn the actions of white nationalists and neo-Nazis on the tragic day of August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“What happened this weekend in Charlottesville was horrific,” Cullerton said. “To be clear this was an act of domestic terrorism. The KKK, Neo-Nazis and other hate groups have no place here in Illinois. I am proud the Illinois Senate passed Resolution 794 unanimously vilifying these groups.”

SR 794 urges law enforcement agencies to recognize and protect the nation from groups like white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups as they would from other foreign terrorist organizations. 

“Illinois will not accept terrorism in any form,” Cullerton said. “Diversity should be valued and respected. It’s our duty to stand together against any ideology that spreads hate and violence in our society.”

Senate Resolution 794 passed the Senate with bipartisan support.

NEWPOLICEVILLA PARK- Illinois’ smallest heroes will soon be able to receive medical attention.

State Senator Tom Cullerton’s measure HB 2661 was signed into law today. House Bill 2661 allows for the transport of police dog injured in the line of duty to be transported to a veterinary clinic or similar facility by emergency professionals.

“Police dogs are often unsung heroes,” Cullerton said. “If there are not any people in line that need to receive medical attention, our state’s police K-9’s should be able to receive the necessary precautions to save their lives so they can return to keeping our streets and communities safe.”

House Bill 2661 puts stipulates in place that require persons to receive medical attention prior to a police dogs transport however, this will allow medical professionals to transport police dogs when necessary.

The average cost for the initial training for a police K-9 can cost a police authority $20,000 to $29,000. This does not account for maintenance training and general living expenses for the dog.

“K-9’s are a valuable tool but expense tool for police departments,” Cullerton said. “This is an investment in humanity and public safety that needs to be protected.”

House Bill 2661 passed the Senate and House with bipartisan support and goes into effect on January 1, 2018.  

“We ran a tight ship for taxpayers when I was Villa Park Village President. I’m taking the lessons I learned to the state level. The goal here is to reduce property taxes, save vital taxpayer dollars and make sure government is working for the people. Senate Bill 3 does just that.” – State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park)

PHOTO Tom Cullertons gives taxpayers tools to eliminate redundant government servicesOAK BROOK- Illinois will now have a useful tool to start consolidating 6,963 units of governments, thanks to Villa Park Democrat, Tom Cullerton.

Cullerton’s bipartisan government consolidation measure, Senate Bill 3 that will empower government entities throughout the state to consolidate units of local government, was signed into law today.

“We ran a tight ship for taxpayers when I was Villa Park Village President. I’m taking the lessons I learned to the state level,” Cullerton said.  “The goal here is to reduce property taxes, save vital taxpayer dollars and make sure government is working for the people. Senate Bill 3 does just that.”

Senate Bill 3 will go into effect January 1, 2018.

Cullerton passed Senate Bill 494 in 2013, which created the DuPage County government consolidation model used in Senate Bill 3. He was later able to expand this model to McHenry and Lake counties, and Senate Bill 3 will expand the same powers to counties throughout Illinois.

County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and Cullerton worked together to create an innovative bipartisan government consolidation model that can be easily adapted to work throughout the state. Counties and government entities based on their needs can consolidate redundant and obsolete forms of government.

“This legislation allows local communities and their elected officials to make decisions about the size, scope and cost of their own local government,” Cronin said.  “Most importantly, it will change the culture and foster innovation.”

DuPage County’s successful government consolidation model is expected to save taxpayers more than $100 million over the next 20 years.

“It’s our duty to work together to explore every way we can save taxpayer dollars,” Cullerton said. “I’m proud of the work Chairman Cronin and I did to expand DuPage County’s government consolidation model throughout the state.”

The savings allow for lower property tax rates and provide residents with necessary services

“Cutting bloated bureaucracy and redundant forms of government means lower property tax bills for Illinois residents,” Cullerton said. “This new law gives Illinois taxpayers a voice in eliminating redundant and ineffective units of government.”

Cullerton says the next step in consolidating government waste is to eliminate the office of the lieutenant governor. This move would save the state $1.6 million annually which Cullerton believes would help pay for social services such as the DuPage County Meals on Wheels program and other similar programs throughout the state.

Since Cullerton has been in office, he has supported eliminating the position under both a republican and democratic governor. He believes the money would be better spent and services can be better executed without duplicate forms of government.  

“We are in the middle of tough times,” Cullerton said. “It is hypocritical to continue to ask local governments to cut and eliminate units of government when the state government isn’t willing to do the same.”

Under the current administration, Illinois taxpayers are paying for two deputy governors and a lieutenant governor.

Despite the fact Cullerton’s plan, was endorsed by editorial boards throughout the state, he was unable to receive bipartisan support on his measure. Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 29 did not receive a single republican vote.

Cullerton is the Senate sponsor of HJRCA6 and plans to advance the legislation once Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) passes the measure in the House.  

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