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Joint Chamber Mardi Gras
Milano Café, 3930 W. School St. (near the intersection of Milwaukee Ave. and Pulaski Rd.)6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4
Join the Belmont-Central, Greater Avondale, Northwest Connection, Polish American and Portage Park Chambers of Commerce for a fun-filled Mardi Gras evening featuring hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, beads, a free raffle and of course excellent business networking opportunities.
More information: (773) 777-2020 or
New law will encourage language learning, help employers find bilingual workers
Yesterday, legislation sponsored by State Senator Iris Y. Martinez to reward excellence in foreign language learning was signed into law. The new State Seal of Biliteracy will be affixed to the high school diplomas and transcripts of students who demonstrate proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in a language other than English.
“The ability to communicate in more than one language opens up a wide variety of employment, academic, social and cultural opportunities right here in Illinois,” Martinez said. “Making the Seal of Biliteracy available to students will encourage language learning and help our graduates compete in the global marketplace.”
Springfield Office: 529 Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 (217) 782-8191 (217) 782-5340 FAX District Office: 2845 N. Kedzie Avenue Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 463-0720 (773) 463-0795 FAX