Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Office of Congressman Adam Kinzinger To Hold Traveling Office Hours Throughout 11th Congressional

The office of Congressman Adam Kinzinger will hold traveling office hours for residents across the Eleventh Congressional District. Constituents are encouraged to stop by and ask questions or seek assistance about any issues they may have with federal agencies ranging from Medicare and Social Security to veterans benefits and immigration issues.
Caseworkers and field representatives will be available at the traveling office hours to facilitate questions and personally address any problems residents may have. No appointments are necessary.


October 26th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Bloomington City Hall
Council Chambers
109 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
November 1st
11:00am – 1:00pm
Walnut Village Office
114 Jackson Street
Walnut, IL 61376

November 8th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Morris City Hall
Community Room
700 N. Division St.
Morris, IL 60450

November 15th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Braidwood City Hall
141 W Main Street
Braidwood, IL 60408

November 22nd
11:00am – 1:00pm
St. Anne Village Hall
Board Room
190 W. Station St.
St. Anne, IL 60964

November 30th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Village of Stanford
Board Room
100 W. Boundary
Stanford, IL 61774

Due to the House schedule, Congressman Kinzinger will not be present at the traveling office hours.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

State Senator AJ Wilhelmi Hosts Umemployment Workshop for Local Businesses

JOLIET - On September 28, 2011 State Senator AJ Wilhelmi (D-Joliet) hosted a
workshop on unemployment insurance and the services offered by the
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) at Joliet Junior

"I am committed to working with local business leaders to improve our
state's business climate and help them create good-paying jobs,"
Wilhelmi said.  "Unemployment insurance is an important partnership
between businesses, the State, and workers.  The purpose of this
workshop is to help employers learn the ins and outs of the unemployment

More than 40 business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs attended the
workshop, where a representative from IDES answered questions and
explained some of the services the department offers to Illinois
companies.  He explained how businesses can file unemployment insurance
complaints, detailed various state incentives for hiring new workers,
shared Illinois labor market information, and demonstrated the Illinois
Skills Match Exchange System, an online tool that helps employers find
workers with the skills they need.

"The Department of Employment Security does more than just manage the
unemployment insurance system," Wilhelmi explained.  "It works with job
creators and other state agencies to make sure state government is
helping our economy grow and producing jobs.  It is important for local
businesses to be aware of the tools the State of Illinois has developed
to help them succeed."

Wilhelmi emphasized that he wants to work with local businesses to
improve the Will County economy and strengthen Illinois' place in the
global economy.

"I encourage any business owner or manager who has a question or concern
about state rules and regulations to contact my office," he added.  "I
also welcome ideas about how state government can help develop our local
and state economy.  My door is always open."