IDES Holds Job Fair Tomorrow, Politicians Grab Credit

Todayu I received emails from our state representative in Springfield, Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, and from the alderman, both reminding me of tomorrow’s job fair sponsored by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

Silverstein’s flyer lists her name first, as if she were the primary sponsor, and is accompanied by a large photo of Herself. She lists  Kalish’s name second, and IDES third. Kalish’s flyer lists his name first, with Debra’s in smaller type, and reserves the smallest type of all for IDES. He, too, includes a photo of Himself. At least Debra lists all three “sponsors” in the same size type.

Silverstein also notes that job seekers can register online at “50thwardchicago.com,” which is her private web site. Taxpayers pay for a web site she does not use, 50thward.org. That City web site is subject to FOIA requests, unlike her private site. Be aware that her web site may collect private information that the City-provided web site does not.

The truth is that the job fair is sponsored by IDES, with Silverstein and Kalish just grabbing credit. Misleading the voters, if you will, about how important they are to the event. It’s paid for by your tax dollars and is not sponsored by Silverstein or Kalish. There’s an employment fair like this in every ward in the City of Chicago, and in the suburbs as well. If either one of our elected officials had any integrity, IDES would be listed first on their flyers. Other aldermen include the job fair flyer with their newsletters without altering it to give the alderman or state rep credit. It’s only in the 50th that our “leaders” attach their names and photos to taxpayer-funded events, as if the world couldn’t move forward otherwise.

The event takes place tomorrow at the Croatian Cultural Center, 2845 West Devon, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Veterans receive preference between 10:00-10:30 a.m.

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