DECEMBER 10, 2015

City Club owner Jay Doherty gives Mark Kalish a shout out for his service to Illinois and humanity as a whole during House Speaker Michael Madigan’s address. Watch the clip below, and click here to view the whole video.

DECEMBER 6, 2015

Listen to S4 Group’s Mark Kalish and Shalom Klein discuss the current state of politics and legislation in Illinois!


S4 Group Hosts Fundraiser for Illinois State Representative Sara Feigenholtz

Chicago, IL – The S4 Group, LLC team gathered clients, friends, and supporters of State Representative Sara Feigenholtz in their new office in Skokie for a joint “office-warming” and fundraising event on Wednesday, August 26th.

The intimate soiree celebrated the return of S4 Group’s CEO Yehiel Mark Kalish to the Chicago area after several years in New York City, where he served as the Vice President of Agudath Israel of America before co-founding S4 Group. Many friends and members of the Chicago Jewish community came to shake his hand and wish him well in this exciting next phase of his career.

S4 Group was also honored to host Representative Feigenholtz, who has represented Illinois’s 12th District since 1995 and has long been a strong advocate for accessible health care, human services, and adoption reform. This past session Rep. Feigenholtz sponsored legislation to add companies that boycott Israel to the state’s divestiture requirements, to grant advanced practice nurses the authority to prescribe medication, to allow craft brewers more distribution rights, and to reinstate happy hour specials, all of which were signed into law.

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AUGUST 12, 2015

S4 and the IALTCPP make the Ogle County News

S4 Group’s Director of Government Relations Melissa Schakowsky made the local news in Ogle County, Illinois, while representing the Illinois Association of Long Term Care Pharmacy Providers. Below is an excerpt from the article, written by Vinde Wells in the Ogle County News:

Melissa Schakowsky, a representative of the Illinois Association of Long Term Care Pharmacies, told Bivins that the cost to dispense is approximately 25 percent higher for a business like Mongan’s than for a retail pharmacy.

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S4 Group, Agudath Israel of Illinois, and Hatzalah Chicago commend signing of bill for volunteer EMS vehicles

What happens when volunteers, community leaders, local authorities, lobbyists, and legislators work together? Lives are saved.

Illinois Senate Bill 621, now Public Act 099-0040, is the result of countless hours of work by individuals and organizations committed to supporting the volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) that save lives throughout the City of Chicago. Without the cooperation of Agudath Israel of Illinois, the Chicago Police Department, state Senator Ira Silverstein, state Representative Lou Lang, and the S4 Group, Hatzalah Chicago would not be able to provide its emergency services as efficiently, to the detriment of those in need.

Hatzalah Chicago provides volunteer EMS within the City of Chicago to those who ask for it, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. All volunteers are licensed as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics by the State of Illinois. “Hatzalah brings a reassurance that your neighbors and your community are committed to achieving the best medical outcomes – whatever it takes – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” said Tzvi Montrose, chief operating officer of Hatzalah Chicago. “Every one of our volunteers is dedicated to this mission because nothing is more important than saving someone’s life.”

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