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CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Commission to End Disparities Facing the African American Community co-chaired by Senator Mattie Hunter (3rd District), and Representative Monique Davis (27th District) will host a public hearing in the South Suburbs to discuss disparities in the African American communities across the Southland Region.

The Commission is expected to hear testimony from community residents on issues ranging from healthcare, health services, education, criminal justice, housing, and other social issues to government contracting, employment, and other economic concerns.

The Illinois Commission to End Disparities was signed into law August, 2011 by Governor Quinn. The purpose of the Commission is to research the disparities facing African Americans, to hold public hearings and receive public testimony, as well as reporting findings and specific recommendations to the General Assembly by December 31, 2013.

The upcoming public hearing is scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

Brothers Keepers Outreach Church 283 East 14th Street – Lincoln Highway Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411

Members of the public are encouraged to participate and voice concerns.

For more information please contact the Illinois African-American Family Commission at: 312.326.0368.


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