03052020CM0542EAST ST. LOUIS – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has allocated up to $1 million to help with flooding issues in Centreville, Alorton and East St. Louis, and State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Centreville) is pleased that local homeowners will have a say in how the problems are tackled. 

“Families in the Metro-East deserve to have their homes and valuables secure from floods,” Belt said. “Flooding issues have been a continuous concern in the community and I am pleased to announce that local leaders can take advantage of this grant opportunity to provide long-term relief for community members.” 

Read more: Belt announces grant opportunity for local communities’ flood issues

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EAST ST. LOUIS – The Illinois Department of Transportation will host a series of free virtual workshops called the Building Blocks of Success, and State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Centreville)is encouraging businesses who want to participate in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program to take advantage of the free opportunity. 

These workshops will be a great opportunity for businesses to choose what new skills they gain by targeting skills to meet the needs of their operation for now and in the future,” Belt said. If you are small business owner, please do not miss out on the opportunity to become DBE certified.”

Read more: Belt announces IDOT’s workshops for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program

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02192020CM0263EAST ST. LOUIS — To help parents better prepare their young children for school, State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Centreville) is highlighting the Illinois State Board of Education’s new educational text program.

“We know parents are struggling to balance work, childcare and self-care during this pandemic,” Belt said. “The educational text programs will help parents teach their children while engaging with them on a deeper level.”

Read more: Belt supports educational text program

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05222019CW0374EAST ST. LOUIS – As wage gaps, workplace inequities, and unfair practices against people of color continues in Illinois, State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Centreville) supports the decision of ensuring fair wages for Black workers after a committee hearing on Thursday. 

“Income inequality and reluctant growth in the workers’ rights for low- and moderate-income Illinoisans have become defining features of our society,” Belt said. “Eliminating the wage gaps would provide much-needed income to people of color, whose wages sustain their households.”

Read more: Belt supports fair wages for Black workers

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