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Illinois Tollway opens I-390 Ramps

The Illinois Tollway announced the opening of three new ramps connecting I-290 to the new Illinois Route 390 as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project.  To read complete details of the ribbon-cutting event (pictured above), click here.

2nd Annual Construction Expo – August 5

CISCO and St. Paul Community Development Ministries (SPCDM) have partnered with 6 other organizations (more on this below) to provide the 2nd annual construction expo, which will be held Wednesday, August 5 from 8 a.m. – noon at SPCDM – 4550 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago.

Spend the morning and bring the family to learn what it takes to make a career in one of many skilled union trades.  To register, click here, or call St. Paul Community Development Ministries at (773) 538-5120.

In addition to CISCO and SPCDM, this event is being co-sponsored by Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago & Cook County Building Trades, Exploring Program/Boy Scouts of America Affiliate, Chicago Federation of Labor, and Alderman Willie B. Cochran (20th Ward) of the City of Chicago.  For more details, click here.

Successful Pathway to Apprenticeship Fair








CISCO’s recent partnership with the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, the Chicago and Cook County Building Trades Council, the Illinois AFL-CIO and City Colleges of Chicago was a success as nearly 100 young men and women attended the event at Dawson Technical Institute to learn how best to navigate the apprenticeship application process, and what requirements are necessary.

Pictured above are from left: State Rep. Kenneth Dunkin, Dawson Tech Dean Robert Barnett, State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, State Rep. LaShawn Ford, Tom Villanova, President of the Chicago and Cook County Building Trades, State Rep. Camille Lilly, State Sen. Jacqueline Collins and Jason Keller, Illinois AFL-CIO Legislative Director.

To view more pictures from the fair, click here.























CISCO’s “Last Swing” Golf Outing – Sept. 14 Save The Date – Start Planning Today! 

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAStart planning your foursomes now for the annual shot-gun style outing and barbecue lunch, Monday, September 14, 2015 at Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 Glen Ellyn Road.  The outing is still the best value and offers great prizes and networking fun. Registration and free practice range begins at 7:00 a.m. with golf beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Cocktails and lunch begins around 1:30 p.m.

There are also many ways to sponsor the outing.  Hole, Beverage Cart, Halfway House and Lunch sponsorships are available, as well as registration table and prize donations.  Click here to read about all the details.  And call us at 630-472-9411 to reserve your foursomes today!


Updated Apprenticeship Guide

CISCO has updated its Apprenticeship Guide to reflect changes in various apprenticeship application procedures and requirements.  Click here to go to the apprenticeship page and click on the link for the new booklet.










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