Senator Hunter poses with health professionals giving eye exams at the fair.CHICAGO – State Senator Mattie Hunter, a dedicated advocate for public health and champion of health legislation, held her annual Family Health and Fitness Fair on Aug. 5, bringing local residents together for a day of health screenings, resources and entertainment.

“Year after year, this health fair serves as a way to extend essential health services and information directly into our community,” said Hunter (D-Chicago). “By offering these free resources — including diabetes and kidney screenings and school physicals — we are encouraging families to prioritize their well-being.”

Held at the Illinois Institute of Technology for its 19th year, many 3rd District residents have come to rely on the free services provided at this event, as evidenced by the hundreds who attended despite the rain. In addition to health screenings, students heading back to school were able to take advantage of free haircuts and braiding, as well as new backpacks with school supplies.

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The Illinois Institute of Technology's farmers market showcases local farmers and artisans. Upcoming dates include Aug. 12, Aug. 26, Sept. 9, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21. The market takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in parking lot D4 under the Green Line "L" station between 35th and 34th streets.

Illinois Tech Communiy Farmers market. May 2023-October 2023, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Greens, kale, tomatoes, turnips, eggs, honey, jams, baked goods, coffee, fresh flowers, hummus, artisan products, organic skincare, body butters, black soap. Sponsored by Illinois Institute of Technology Office of Community Affairs, De La Salle Institute, and Rotary Club of Chicago - Near South.

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The Illinois Department of Human Services - Serve Illinois, in partnership with the Illinois State Fair, is seeking volunteers to work registration, clean up and to be floaters at a new sensory station at the fair. Shifts are available daily between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 10-20. View more information and register.

Illinois State Fair sensory friendly volunteer project. This volunteer project will help those with autism, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and other sensory-processing disorders who often experience sensory overload by providing a comfortable and safe space at the fair. Admission and parking will be provided at no cost to volunteers.

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Learn more about changes to Chicago's eviction court and how you can access vital court-based resources.

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