The 4th Senate District Committee, along with state and community leaders and local organizations, was honored to attend this year’s annual Fathers & Families Thanksgiving Dinner in Chicago.

Hosted by Fathers who Care and the West side Community Stakeholders, this event acted as a testament to the heartfelt appreciation for the community held by all those in attendance and the desire for everyone to have a safe, warm and full holiday season. Many area families were in attendance to enjoy food and have a good time.

See photos from the dinner below.

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On Tuesday,State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood), along with other local professionals and leaders in mental health care, hosted an engaged group of attendees who were given the opportunity to have questions answered and receive resources on mental health.

Facilitating a safe, comfortable environment, mental health experts spent the evening speaking to the importance of seeking and receiving help in the face of mental illness.

This event was the second in a series of resource-focused forums seeking to eradicate the stigma of mental illness, while providing valuable information in a safe environment for the community to learn and engage.

See photos from the event below!

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C2 Education centers throughout Chicago will be offering complimentary practice tests on November 16, 18, and 21.

Register today for the ACT®, New SAT®, current SAT®, or New PSAT®*. All registrants get an extra 5% off their C2 tuition for 50+ hours and are eligible for a FREE post-test consultation.

C2 practice tests offer a valuable real-world test environment, allowing students to better understand the testing process while accurately measuring performance before taking the real test. Simply fill out the registration form and your local C2 Director will contact you to schedule your testing time slot. Click here to find a C2 Center near you.

Space is limited; register today for your FREE Autumn Appreciation practice test and get 5% OFF C2 tuition for 50+ hours plus a FREE post-test consultation.

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Senator Lightford would like to share with you that a City Colleges of Chicago Open House event will be taking place on the 18th of November, 2015. The Open House event will take place at six out of our seven campuses. Due to the construction of the new Malcolm X campus building, which is scheduled to open in January of 2016, Malcolm X College will not be hosting an Open House event.

There will be two sessions of the Open House event on November 18th. The first session will occur between the hours of 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the second session will occur from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Below are two links for interested people to register for either the morning or evening Open House sessions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact City Colleges of Chicago directly at 773-851-0197 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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