Upcoming Events

Representative Welch is always hard at work addressing issues that matter to your community. Check below for upcoming events to find out how you can get involved.

 

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Senior & Veteran Resource Fair

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10 AM to 2 PM

Location:

Proviso Mathematics & Science Academy
8601 W. Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL

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Visit with vendors and service providers for free health screenings and resources for seniors and veterans, including free help with drafting wills and estate plans. Join us from noon to 2 PM for lunch, bingo and prizes!

Cannabis Industry Expo & CSU

Saturday, September 28, 2019
TBD

Location:

Chicago State University
9501 S. King, Chicago, IL

Save the date for the Cannabis Industry Expo at Chicago State University. This is a conference for entrepreneurs and those interested in learning more about the new legislation, course offerings and industry opportunities.

 

CVS Health Project Health - Free Health Services

Thursday, September 12, 2019 &
Thursday, November 7, 2019

2 PM - 6 PM

Location:

CVS Health
7216 Circle Avenue, Forest Park, IL

Saturday, September 14, 2019 &
Saturday, November 9, 2019

2 PM - 6 PM

Location:

CVS Health
600 North Mannheim Road, Hillside, IL

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Free comprehensive health risk assessments, including blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), glucose and total cholesterol screenings. On-site test result consultations with bilingual nurse practitioners or physician assistants. CVS pharmacists will conduct one-on-one medical reviews and answer patient questions.

Cannabis Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
6:30 PM - 8 PM

Location:

Village of Maywood “Chamber”
40 Madison St, Maywood, IL

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Please join State Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, and Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins for a Cannabis Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, August 13 from 6:30-8pm.

 

Back to School Health Fair

Saturday, July 27, 2019
10 AM - 2 PM

Location:

Proviso West High School
4701 W. Harrison Street, Hillside, IL

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Get a head start on the new school year with a variety of local service providers offering important health and wellness resources for children and families.

Cannabis Educational Summit

Saturday, July 20, 2019
11 AM - 1 PM

Location:

Maywood Public Library
121 S. 5th Avenue, Maywood, IL

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Now that Cannabis is legal in the state of IL. Come out and learn how legalization effects minorities, for those who are interested in getting into the industry, this summit is a perfect start.

 

Property Tax Appeals Workshop

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
6:30 PM - 8 PM

Location:

Proviso Math & Science Academy
8601 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, IL

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Learn how to pay your fair share by appealing your property tax assessment. Please bring your latest tax bill and a valid state ID or driver’s license to the workshop if you are interested in filing an appeal.

Westchester 4th of July Parade

Thursday, July 4, 2019
9:30 AM - 11 AM

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Participate in the Westchester 4th of July Parade and walk with State Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch. If interested, contact our office at 708-450-1000 or repwelch@emanuelchriswelch.com.

 

Annual Job Fair

Saturday, June 8, 2019
10 AM - 2 PM

Location:

Proviso Math & Science Academy
8601 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, IL

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Representative Welch is helping local job seekers connect with employers. Multiple vendors from state agencies to local companies that are actually looking to hire will be there. Attendees can network, submit their resume’s, and receive information about resources for the unemployed and underemployed.

River Forest Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019
Parade steps off at 9:30AM. Please arrive one hour early.

Location:

Division Street & Ashland Avenue
Parade ends at Lake Street & Keystone Avenue at Keystone Park

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State Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch invites you to join him in thanking our fallen heroes as we march together.

 

Village of Bellwood Cannabis Townhall

Saturday, May 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location:

Bellwood Village Hall
3200 Washington Blvd, Bellwood, IL

Join us on May 25th to learn more about cannabis legalization in Illinois and see who benefits when it becomes legal. Conducted by State Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson.

Hosted and sponsored by Mayor Andre Harvey and the Bellwood Chamber of Commerce.

Community Shred Day

Saturday, April 20, 2019
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location:

Bellwood Village Hall
3200 Washington Blvd, Bellwood, IL

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Help protect yourself from identity theft! Bring documents that contain your personally identifiable information – such as old bank statements, tax returns, bills, receipts, credit card applications and outdated medical records – to be safely shredded.

 

Pizza & Politics Series

Monday, April 8, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:

Maywood Village Hall
125 S. 5th Avenue, Maywood, IL

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Come have pizza with Rep. Welch and listen to an update on the Legislative Session in Springfield.

Pizza & Politics Series

Monday, March 18, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:

Westchester Village Hall
10300 W. Roosevelt Rd., Broadview, IL

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Come have pizza with Rep. Welch and listen to an update on the Legislative Session in Springfield.

 

Illinois Hospitality and Video Gaming Industry Job Fair

Friday, March 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Best Western Plus
4400 Frontage Road, Hillside, IL

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As one of the fastest-growing industries in Illinois, Hospitality and Video Gaming companies are continuously looking for highly-motivated, skilled and qualified candidates to fill a variety of important roles and positions within each business enterprise.

Public Hearing to Save Westlake Hospital

Monday, March 11, 2019
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:

Bulger Park Community Center
1601 Hirsh, Melrose Park, IL

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Public hearing to save Westlake Hospital. The new buyers lied. Join the fight.

 

New Year, New You

Saturday, January 19, 2019
10 AM - 1 PM

Location:

Lindopp Middle School
2400 S. 18th Ave, Broadview, IL

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Kick off the new year right as Rep. Welch and our local trainer help you find the right health and fitness activities to make 2019 a brand new you!

Thanksgiving Food Giveaway

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
10 AM - 12 PM

Location:

Maywood Multi-Purpose Building
200 S. 5th Ave, Maywood, IL

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Join us and our sponsors to give back and give thanks! Visit our health and nutrition vendors and pick up great food at the Thanksgiving Food Giveaway.

 

Clean Slate Summit

Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:

XS Tennis Village
5336 S. State, Chicago, IL

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If you meet the requirements for Automatic Expungement and are interested in getting your juvenile record expunged as well as obtaining your state ID, join us for the Clean Slate Summit to start your life over and walk out with a clean slate.

Senior & Veteran Resource Fair

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy
8601 W. Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL

Visit with vendors and service providers for free health screenings and resources for seniors and veterans, including free help with drafting wills and estate plans.

 

Small Business Lending Seminar

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Roos Recreation Center
7501 W. Harrison Street, Forest Park, IL

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Have a great idea for a small business but not sure where to get the support to start? Join Rep. Welch and the Illinois Bankers Association for an instructive seminar.

Women's Self-Defense Seminar

Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

Bellwood Village Hall
3200 Washington Boulevard, Bellwood, IL

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Join Rep. Welch, expert Larry Lindenman and the Village of Bellwood for our free, interactive Women's Self-Defense Seminar.

 

Veterans Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Riveredge Hospital
8311 S. Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL

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Please join Rep. Welch and our team for a panel discussion on proposed bills important to veterans health.

Community Shred Day

Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location:

Broadview Village Hall
2350 S. 25th Ave., Broadview, IL

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Please join State Representative Emanuel "Chris" Welch for a Community Shred Day. Help protect yourself from identity theft! Bring documents that contain your personally identifiable information - such as old bank statements, tax returns, bills, receipts, credit card applications and outdated medical records - to be safely shredded.

 

Labor Appreciation Breakfast

Monday, August 6, 2018
9:00 AM

Location:

Cement Mason's Institute
739 25th Ave., Bellwood, IL

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We stand with Labor! Rep. Chris Welch & Democratic nominee for Cook Country Commissioner Brandon Johnson co-host: Labor Appreciation Breakfast.

6th Annual Free Back to School Health Fair

Saturday, July 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Proviso West High School
4701 W. Harrison St., Hillside, IL

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Get a head start on the new school year with a variety of local service providers offering important health and wellness resources for children and families. 

 

Property Tax Appeals Workshop

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:

Proviso Math & Science Academy Auditorium
8601 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park, IL

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Learn how to pay your fair share by appealing your property tax assessment. Please bring your latest tax bill and a valid state ID or driver's license to the workshop if you are interested in filing an appeal.

The Summit of Hope

Thursday, June 7, 2018
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Proviso West High School Field House
4701 W. Harrison St., Hillside, IL

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Some in our communities have made mistakes and are ready for a second chance. The Summit of Hope is a community expo that brings together local service providers like you to help those on parole and probation to get the support they need to turn their lives around.

 

Annual Job Fair

Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Proviso Math & Science Academy
8601 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park, IL

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Please join State Representative Emanuel "Chris" Welch for Annual Job Fair. Rep. Welch is helping local job seekers connect with employers. Attendees can network with hiring managers, submit their resumes, and receive information about resources for the unemployed and underemployed. This event is free and open to the public.

Veterans' Health Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Riveredge Hospital
8311 S. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park, IL

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You are invited to a Veterans' Health Town Hall Meeting with State Representative Emanuel "Chris" Welch. Rep. Welch will host a panel discussion to hear your thoughts on proposed bills concerning important health issues facing veterans, including alcoholism, drug dependence and access to healthcare.