“Increasing job development is the ultimate objective”

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BELLEVILLE – State Senator Christopher Belt joined Gov. JB Pritzker to voice his support for a plan that will benefit African-American and low-income Metro East residents through expanded job training opportunities.

Belt (D-Cahokia) joined Gov. JB Pritzker at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville as he signed an executive that will strengthen the state’s workforce development and job creation.

“To shift our state workforce issues, we have to shift our attention to the growing industries and apply all our resources to help them,” Belt said. “This is the first step we need to take to do that.”

Read more: Belt welcomes shift in focus to job training

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IMG 4338CAHOKIA – State Senator Christopher Belt is commending local school leaders for starting a Breakfast Beyond the Bell program to help students get a nutritious start to the day.

Cahokia Unit School District 187 is starting the free and reduced breakfast program, which is federally funded and will provide breakfast to students who cannot afford it on a regular basis. 

“What a noble concept to feed our students when they are hungry,” Belt said. “The research has made it abundantly clear that students who eat a nutritious breakfast at the start of their day, academically, do better than students who do not.”

The St. Louis Area Food Bank supports the program and will provide a variety of breakfast items to more than 1,000 students two days a week.

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belt swearing in smBELLEVILLE – Cahokia resident Christopher Belt was sworn in today to replace State Senator James F. Clayborne Jr. in the Illinois Senate.

Clayborne, who has served the district since 1994, stepped down Jan. 1, and Belt was sworn in early to speed up the transition. The ceremony took place at the St. Clair County Courthouse in Belleville.

Read more: Belt sworn in to Illinois Senate

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