City Hall Press Conference May 24, 2016

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A group of concerned veterans are having a Press Conference on this Tuesday at 11 AM at City Hall on the 2nd floor. We are here to express the concerns of veterans in Chicago and Illinois and to call on those running for elective office to have a well thought out, comprehensive program for the veteran community which we represent. We call on veterans themselves to stand up and be counted; vote for those candidates with a veterans program that supports and benefits our community. Continue reading

CBS 2 News Story “VA Crisis Hotline Puts Suicidal Chicago Vet On Hold”

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Every day 22 veterans kill themselves, and every day some of them reach out for help. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports, that help wasn’t there when they needed it most. Dr. Bruce E. Parry on CBS 2 Chicago News talks about the problems of the VA Crisis Hotline. Continue reading

Labor Department announces final silica rule will save 600 lives a year

Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a final silica rule that will save more than 600 lives a year and protect the health of thousands of others. This step is a long time coming. Awareness of the dangers of inhaling dust is almost as old as civilization itself – it goes back to stone-cutting in ancient Greece and Rome. Continue reading

Agent Orange benefit screening process scrutinized in Congress

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is looking into whether a contractor thoroughly reviewed the files of Vietnam veterans who might deserve benefits for illnesses linked to exposure to Agent Orange. Continue reading

Cook County Veterans Affairs – Veterans Advisory Newsletter – March 2016‏

Veterans Advisory Newsletter contains information on the following: Women facing
the draft; additional updates and facts on the disabled veterans homeowner tax
exemption; answers to frequently asked questions about the disabled veterans
homeowner tax exemption; a new city law on military status discrimination in
Chicago; and the commemoration honoring Vietnam veterans. Continue reading