Lightford062218During an on-air interview Tuesday, Bruce Rauner repeatedly boasted with WVON’s primarily black audience that, “But especially, I’ve been great for Black businesses and African American schools. No governor’s done more than me.”

Leaders of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus presented a reality check today in response to Bruce Rauner’s claims. The coalition of lawmakers highlighted the governor’s record of distasteful and insensitive cuts to social services, community safety and economic opportunity.

Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford, Chair of the ILBC-

“And here I thought Bruce Rauner, as a white man, wasn’t going to have anything else to say about race. Well, since he brought it up, a true friend of the black community wouldn’t have slashed funding for Chicago State University, wiped out childcare assistance, grossly underfunded Teen REACH, waged a war against the students and teachers in Chicago Public Schools and vetoed an increase in the minimum wage.

“Perhaps the self-proclaimed protector of the black community forgot that black-owned businesses didn’t get paid during his impasse.

“Maybe he needs to be reminded that African-American women get breast cancer, too, and benefit from the screenings he tried to eliminate.

“And, in the midst of all this exaggeration, let’s not forget that under Bruce Rauner’s watch the African-American unemployment rate in Illinois is the highest in the nation.

“Some friend he is.

“Next, he’s probably going to tell us he really liked Black Panther, too.

“That movie contains more truth than Rauner’s claims.”

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UrbanLeague JobFair2018The Chicago Urban League’s 5 th Annual Citywide Job Fair – one of Chicago’s largest annual hiring event and co-sponsored by Jobcase will take place Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. at the Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum (Formerly UIC Forum) 725 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL.

The event will connect thousands of Chicagoland residents with employment opportunities from local businesses and Fortune 500 companies.
Dress to impress! Bring resumes!

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FortyAcresForty Acres will be hosting its final spring pop-up market event on Saturday, June 16 from 9:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. at the Maywood Multipurpose Building (200 S. 5th Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153).


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62018careerfairflyer 1PLCCA, Inc. and Opportunity Works Program are hosting a Career and Resource Fair on Friday, June 22 from 10:00a.m. until 2:00p.m. at Proviso Missionary Baptist Church (1116 S. 5th Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153).


Contact Karen Gunn at (708) 236-5042.

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