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St. Paul Community Development Ministries Offering Driver’s License Services – Friday, December 2

spcdmSt. Paul Community Development Ministries in conjunction with the Secretary of State and the John Marshall Law School are working together to assist Illinois residents with driver’s license services.   The Secretary of State’s Mobile Unit and John Marshall Law School’s team of lawyers and law students will review your driving record and provide information in your next steps to restore your driving privileges.

Attendance is free and open to the public.  The event is Friday, December 2 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, at 4550 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago.

Services provided at this event include:  1) Renewal/Correction of License; 2) New/Renewal/Correction of State ID; 3) License Plate Stickers; 4) Seniors Age 65 and Up (No charge for State ID); 5) Legal Consultation.  Note: Seniors Age 75 and older need to visit the DMV to renew your drivers license. You may call (773) 538-5120 for more information.  Registration is required, just click here.

Boy Scouts To Honor Operating Engineers Local 150 President James Sweeney – Monday, Dec. 5

The Boy Scouts of America Pathway to Adventure Council will recognize Mr. James Sweeney, with the George Meany Award at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Capri Banquets in Countryside for his service to the community and the working families in our union trades.

jsweeney-webSweeney, who has served as President-Business Manager for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 since 2008, has nearly 40 years of experience in the road construction industry. For more information, call Dan Busby, 312-421-8800, ext. 204, or register online by clicking here.

Suicide Prevention Summit – February 1, 2017

suicide-logo-cropConstruction is one of the highest rated industries affected by suicide.  As such, it is an industry imperative to shatter the mental health stigma and create caring cultures within our companies. CFMA has established the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention with the goal of providing and disseminating information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction. Through the information and resources CFMA has compiled, the Alliance looks to help those in the construction industry create awareness of the problem, cultivate a culture of caring, and start the conversation in the workplace.

Members of CFMA Chicago Chapter in partnership with the Builders Association have organized theSuicide Prevention Summit”. This half day collaboration between construction and mental health professionals, will explore suicide prevention for the construction industry. By targeting construction industry CEOs, CFOs, Human Resource professionals, and Safety and Risk managers, this event will provide a wealth of knowledge to professionals in the industry.  To register, click here.

























































Project of the Year Award Applications Ready!

The 2016 Project of the Year Award applications are now available. To download this year’s form, click here.  Just like last year, the submittal process is completely electronic, easy and convenient.

Once again, there are 6 different project categories: 1) New Construction/Chicago – above $20m; 2) New Construction/Suburbs – above $20m; 3) New Construction/Chicago or Suburbs – below $20m; 4) Infrastructure; 5) Rehabilitation/Chicago or Suburbs; and 6) Residential/Chicago or Suburbs.  The deadline for submittals is 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016.  For more information, contact Gary Karafiat at (630) 472-9411 or via email, gary@cisco.org.

High School Counselors, Instructors Get Educated On The Trades

More than 75 high school counselors and instructors attended the October 5-6 Educator Days at the Carpenters Apprenticeship & Training Center in Elk Grove Village, participating in CISCO’s goal to promote careers in the union construction industry to the teachers and counselors, so they, in turn, inform their students to make them aware of the advantages of an apprenticeship.




The educators took part in a two-day, hands on expo, sponsored by CISCO and the Illinois State Apprenticeship Committee and Conference (ISACC)  For view more photos from the event, click here.



CISCO Launches 2017 Scholarship Program;  Deadline For Applications – Feb. 17, 2017

scholarship-smallerCISCO is now accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program.  CISCO offers (3) four-year scholarships ($2,000/year) to high school seniors; (2) two-year awards ($1,000/year) for seniors planning to attend community college; and (2) two-year continuing education awards ($1,000/year) to union members or contractor employees.

All applications and accompanying documents MUST be postmarked by February 17, 2017 to be eligible for consideration.  For judging criteria, application information and eligibility requirements, please click on any of the three application forms that follow: 1) 4-year scholarship; 2) 2-year community college scholarship; and 3) 2-year continuing education scholarship.


























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