Press Release

Rep. Sims Partners with Area Lawmakers and State Agencies to Host Summit of Hope Community Expo


CHICAGO, IL – To help provide ex-offenders with information regarding their transition back into the community, state Rep. Elgie Sims (D-Chicago) is partnering with other area lawmakers and representatives from the Illinois Department of Corrections and Illinois Department of Public Health to host a Summit of Hope Community Expo on Thursday, June 5 at South Suburban College in South Holland.

“Nearly three million men and women throughout Illinois are denied the opportunity to make a decent wage for their families because of a mistake made at one point in their life,” Sims said. “This free expo will help area residents who are transitioning back into our communities learn how to further their education, apply for employment, as well as counseling opportunities and free health screenings.”

The Summit of Hope is a community expo that will bring service providers together to provide the necessary services and resources to ex-offenders with the mission to guide and assist ex-offenders with community services to ensure reintegration into the community while reducing recidivism.

Who: State Senator Donne E. Trotter
State Representative Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
State Representative Marcus Evans
State Representative Thaddeus Jones
State Representative Will Davis
Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli
Calumet City Alderman Antione Collins
Representatives from the Illinois Department of Corrections
Representatives from the Illinois Department of Public Health

What: Summit of Hope Community Expo
When: June 5 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: South Suburban College (Field House)
15800 S. State St., South Holland

The event is free and open to the public. Sims represents the 34th Illinois House District, which includes portions of the South Side of Chicago, Chicago’s south suburbs, and Will and Kankakee counties. For more information, please contact Rep. Sims’ constituent service office at (773) 783-8800.