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Virtual Hiring Event

Interested in a job or internship with Consumers Credit Union? You're in luck! On Feb. 25, CCU will host a virtual hiring event.
Register for this FREE opportunity by visiting http://bit.ly/CCU-Virtual-Hiring-Event
Illinois Department of Aging COVID-19 vaccination toolkit

Older adults have been waiting anxiously for nearly a year to return to a sense of normalcy. Now that the vaccine is available to those over 65, people can soon be united with their loved ones.

There are a number of questions and myths surround the COVID-19 vaccine, however. The Illinois Department of Aging answers most of those questions on its website, found here.

Waukegan vaccine clinic

If you live within a 10-mile radius of the Oak Street Health Clinic and are 65+, good news: you can receive your dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at its Grand Avenue location.
Call 847-244-9242 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your appointment today.

North Chicago vaccine clinic

Up to 750 North Chicago residents will be able to get vaccinated each week at a clinic opening at the Greenbelt Community Center next week. I am encouraging anyone eligible for the vaccine to register for an appointment.

The vaccine clinic, located at the Greenbelt Community Center, opened Feb. 15. Its hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

Registration is required. To register, North Chicago residents should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with their full name, phone number and birthdate. Anyone with questions can call North Chicago Community Partners at 847-582-1362.

Those who need assistance getting to the clinic can contact Pace’s Dial-A-Ride service at 1-800-201-6446.

DCEO Paycheck Protection Program Webinars

The Paycheck Protection Program can help your business keep its workforce employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how you can take advantage of PPP funding during a number of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity webinars. Get the full schedule: https://bit.ly/3qeZEGw

Category: Informational

Sen. Adriane JohnsonState Senator Adriane Johnson was sworn in as the first Black state Senator from Lake County to represent the 30th District in October 2020.

As commissioner of the Buffalo Grove Park District Board and the president of the Buffalo Grove-Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, Johnson had dedicated her life to serving the residents, small businesses and local parks of the northern suburbs.  Prior to her current job, Johnson served as the president of the Buffalo Grove Park District.

Johnson is also currently the chair of the Illinois Association of Park Districts' Board of Trustees, a member of the Village's Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, a member of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove, and serves as a volunteer with the Taproot Foundation.

Through years of hard work and dedication to Buffalo Grove and the surrounding area, Johnson has received many business and service awards, including Buffalo Grove Rotarian of the Year, Board Member and Member of the Year by the Buffalo Grove-Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, Rising Star by the Illinois Association of Park Districts, Women in Business Leadership Award from the North Shore Women's Conference, and the Leadership and Service Award from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Johnson will serve as vice chair of the environment and conservation committee, and will sit on the behavioral and mental health, commerce, public safety, ethics, and transortation committees. 

Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Columbia College and a Master of Jurisprudence in Business Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She lives with her husband, Bruce, in Buffalo Grove. The couple has an adult daughter who lives in Chicago.

The 30th State Senate District includes all or part of Waukegan, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, North Chicago, Wheeling, Gurnee, Park City, Lincolnshire, Riverwood and Beach Park.

Category: Informational

30th Senate DistrictThe 30th Legislative District, being north of Chicago, encompasses a mixture of urban communities and small towns within those communities.  The district incorporates all or portions of the following communities: 

  • Beach Park
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Deerfield
  • Green Oaks
  • Gurnee
  • Lake Bluff
  • Lake Forest
  • Libertyville
  • Lincolnshire

  • Mettawa
  • Mundelein
  • North Chicago
  • Northbrook
  • Park City
  • Riverwoods
  • Vernon Hills
  • Waukegan
  • Wheeling


Major employers in district communities include Allstate Insurance, Baxter International, Six Flags Great America, Motorola, Medline Hospital Supplies, Abbott Labs, Grainger, Discover and ACCO Brands.

Category: Informational

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