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Robin K.
Democrat IL 2

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  • A Year of Action and Progress

    by Representative Robin L. Kelly

    Posted on 2015-12-18

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    KELLY of Illinois asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. KELLY of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I have spent the past year working with Illinois families to see how we could make this year a year of action and progress for Second District families. Keeping that in mind, I wanted to end this year on a high note by providing a brief snapshot on the state of my district on the education and economic front.

    This year, I donated over 1,000 books to Second District's school libraries, even as we faced a tough State budget crisis. Illinois students should have the best educational resources possible, and I am working with my community to ensure just that. I also kicked off my ``Robin's Readers'' reading challenge. More than 3,000 kids participated, reading over 20,000 books in a 10-week period.

    On the economic front, I held my third annual job fair, where I connected 500 jobseekers with 70 businesses looking to hire. We also held our second job and resource fair for our youth, as well as a veterans event.

    This is just a sample of the work we were able to accomplish, and I look forward to continuing our success in the new year.

    Happy holidays.


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