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Working in Springfield to pass the Rust Belt to Green Belt Pilot Program Act so we can reverse the course of history on the Southeast Side and make it the home of sustainability and green jobs instead of polluters and dirty manufacturing.

Sign the petition with the link below in support of bringing economic and environmental justice to our Chicago communities: https://chng.it/CVvMKMD5


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Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program largest ever due to Rebuild Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the application period for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program remains open until Sept. 30. The program provides communities with resources to carry out local quality-of-life projects.

Thanks to Rebuild Illinois, an all-time high of $125 million is available this funding cycle. To ensure communities with the greatest needs can participate, at least 25% of funding will be set aside for disadvantaged and economically distressed communities.

Projects eligible for funding through ITEP include biking and walking paths, trails, streetscape beautification work, and other improvements designed to encourage safe travel across the various modes of transportation at the local level.

Applicants can include local governments and regional planning commissions. Not-for-profit and private entities that apply must have a public sponsor. The maximum award is $3 million. For more information, including instructions on how to view and participate in webinars on the application process, visit the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program page.

Interested applicants must complete the online application. Applications include an online map and scoring system to determine local match requirements and identify high-need communities. Awards will be announced next year.

Passed in 2019, Gov. Pritzker’s historic and bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

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The Apprenticeship Office for Local 150 Operating Engineers is opening applications for the trades of Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Repair Technician, Geothermal Well Driller Operator, and Construction and Building Inspector.

Applications will be available at the following times and locations:

  • OCTOBER 1 – 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – 19800 W. South Arsenal Road, Wilmington, IL 60481
  • OCTOBER 8 – 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – 1050 NE Frontage Road, Joliet, IL 60431
  • OCTOBER 8 – 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – 4477 Linden Road, Rockford, IL 61109
  • OCTOBER 15 – 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – 28874 Route 120, Lakemoor, IL 6005
  • OCTOBER 15 – 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – 2193 W. 84th Place, Merrillville, IN 46410
  • OCTOBER 22 – 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – 740 E. US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373
  • OCTOBER 22 – 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – 1001 N. Michigan Street, Lakeville, IN 46536
  • OCTOBER 29 – 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – 6200 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL 60525
  • OCTOBER 29 – 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – 3511 78th Avenue West, Rock Island, IL 61201
  • OCTOBER 5 – 26 – Wednesdays – 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. – All Locations

Selected applicants will be screened for substance abuse before acceptance. A $25 application fee per program will be required at the time of request in the form of a money order only, made payable to “Local 150 Apprenticeship Fund”. Please note: All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. The address on your driver’s license MUST MATCH the address on your application.

Minimum Qualifications for the program are as follows:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must have graduated high school or obtained a GED. Applicant will provide high school transcript for evaluation purposes.
  • Be a resident of the jurisdictional area of Local 150.
  • A valid driver’s license and the maintenance of such are required at the time of selection and throughout apprenticeship.
  • A statement from a licensed physician stating physical ability to perform the work of the trades will be required 30 days after being accepted into the program.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.

Completed applications and all the following documents: Educational / Military Transcripts, Reference Letters, Birth Certificate, Proof of Previous Employment, and Prior Experience Questionnaire must be postmarked or returned to the Training Center: 19800 W. South Arsenal Rd., Wilmington, IL 60481 no later than November 30, 2022.

Please note: The training site will be closed Nov. 24-26, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at 815-722-3201 or visit www.asiplocal150.org

Operating Engineers Local #150 Apprenticeship Fund will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40-years old or older.

Operating Engineers Local #150 Apprenticeship Fund will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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