SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Bill Cunningham will be co-hosting an upcoming Hiring Event with State Reps. Fran Hurley and Kelly Burke in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Employment Security on June 17 at the Orland Park Civic Center.


Currently, over 40 employers are scheduled to attend with many available jobs. Job seekers of all skill levels are invited to attend. The complete information for the hiring event is listed below.  

What: Hiring Event with Sen. Cunningham, Reps. Hurley and Burke

Where: Orland Park Civic Center (14750 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park)

When: Tuesday, June 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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040114 CM 0304csSPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Bill Cunningham today voted against legislation that would cost local suburban schools nearly $22 million in state funding according to the Illinois State Board of Education’s projections. The proposal, which would create a windfall of funding for many poorer downstate schools, would also drastically slash state funding to suburban schools that are struggling to make ends meet with current levels of funding. 

“Our school system is in desperate need of education funding reform, but this is not the right proposal. I commend the sponsor for taking up this monumental task, but I simply cannot support a proposal that would cut state funding to school districts in the southwest suburbs by nearly 90 percent,” Cunningham said.

However, Cunningham continues to remain optimistic that substantive education reform will be a major topic of discussion in the General Assembly.

“While I can’t support this proposal, it is a positive first step in education funding reform. I look forward to continuing to work with legislators across the state to support more equitable education reform, along with a property tax relief package to take the burden of school funding off of local property owners,” said Cunningham.

The legislation, which passed today with a vote of 32-19, will be sent to the Illinois House of Representatives.

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CunninghamJobFair-400Please join us on June 17 for a Community Hiring Fair at the Orland Park Civic Center.

When:  Tuesday, June 17 (10:00am - 2:00pm)

Where: Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 Ravinia Ave.
Job seekers: Click here to pre-register for the hiring fair.
Interested employers: Click here to register for this worthwhile event.

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BlueStarSPRINGFIELD – The Blue Star Family Platoon recently named State Sen. Bill Cunningham a Blue Star Honor Roll Legislator for his support of military families. Cunningham is co-sponsoring House Bill 5872, which would allow the state of Illinois to issue Blue Star Banner license plates to the direct families of active military members.   

For nearly 100 years, military families have proudly displayed Blue Stars at their homes in support of their family members fighting abroad. Cunningham hopes to give families the same ability to show their support on their vehicles.

“This legislation is a simple reminder that we need to continue to support our military families. Having a loved one fighting for our country thousands of miles away, while being a source of immense pride for these families, is also incredibly difficult. We must continue to stand up for them as a community during these tough times,” Cunningham said.

House Bill 5872 recently passed the Illinois House of Representatives by a vote of 105-3 and is currently in the Senate Committee on Assignments.  

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