VAC of Cook County Annual Luncheon 2017 Photos

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CVO at the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County Luncheon, on March 18, 2017 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center. Frank Thompson (CVO’s Veterans Against Violence Committee) receives the Jim Proffitt Volunteer Award from the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County. Continue reading

FMCSA amends its commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended the period of time required to apply for a skills test needed to obtain a civilian Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Members who operated tractor trailers can simply take a test for their Class A licensing. Continue reading

Chicago White Sox Memorial Day 2017 Discount Tickets

The Chicago White Sox invite you to celebrate Memorial Day at Guaranteed Rate Field! On this special game they are offering specially priced tickets to all military personnel, veterans, their family, and friends. In addition to specially priced tickets, you may also participate in a pre-game parade on the field! Continue reading

Honoring Our Sheroes: Women in the Military

In honor of Women’s History Month, the West Towns (IL) Links Chapter will showcase the “Honoring Our Sheroes: Women in the Military” pilot initiative of the Central Area of The Links, Incorporated. Join us as we recognize the noble women in the United States military. Learn more about their contributions and experiences and local efforts to assist women veterans from a live panel discussion. Continue reading

Tiny Boots Child Care Program for Veterans

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago and VA have partnered to connect Illinois Veterans to quality child care at no cost while attending scheduled medical and counseling appointments, as well as job interviews. The program, called Tiny Boots, is funded through a grant from the IDVA Vet Cash Grant Program that is part of the Illinois Lottery. Continue reading

Against Privatization of the VA? Come to the CVO Meeting this Wednesday

The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, February 15th at 7 PM at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. We are going to refocus CVO on fighting efforts to privatize the VA. Continue reading