CVO Press Conference & Action

CVO is holding a Press Conference and action on the 5th Floor of the County Building (that's the other half of City Hall at Randolph and Clark) at 9 AM, Monday, October 28th. We'll be in the hall outside Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's office. We will then proceed into the Budget Committee Open Hearings which are at 10 AM. Read more [...]

Montford Point President’s Luncheon Fundraiser 2013

You are all cordially invited to attend the Montford Point Marine Association Inc, Chicago Chapter 2, Presidents’ Luncheon Fundraiser on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm. Guest Speaker: Art Norman of NBC 5. Raffle @ $50.00 per ticket and a luncheon @ $20.00 per ticket. The prizes are 1st $2500.00, 2nd $1000.00, 3rd $500.00. Read more [...]

Very Short Notice: CVO Action: Stop Cutting the Budget on the Backs of Veterans!

Very Short Notice: CVO Monday Action: Monday, Oct 21 at 10 AM on the 5th Floor of the County Building in Chicago. CVO is conducting an action to support the Cook County Veterans Assistance Commission (CC VAC). We will meet at 10 AM on Monday, October 21st on the 5th Floor of the County Building, 118 N. Clark Street. Read more [...]

Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp November 13 2013

The Illinois Small Business development Center at Governors State University is hosting their 11th Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp on Wednesday November 13, 2013 beginning at 8:00 AM. Registration will start @ 7:30 AM CST. This event is FREE to all Veterans, Active Duty and National Guard personnel. There is a $30 charge for non-Veteran attendees. Read more [...]

Invitation to All Veterans Organizations to Meet on Saturday, October 19th at Montford Point

Dear Commanders, Presidents and Comrades: Please forward this invitation to all Veterans Organizations you are in touch with. The Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) is hosting a Veterans’ Organization’s Leadership meeting on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the Montford Point Marine Association, 7011 S. Vincennes in Chicago. We cordially invite you and your leadership team to join us. Read more [...]

VA secretary: If shutdown lasts until Nov. 1, benefits cease for 5.2 million veterans

By Leo Shane III Stars and Stripes Published: October 9, 2013 WASHINGTON — The government shutdown has been painful, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said, but the worst is yet to come. On Nov. 1, if the ongoing budget battle isn’t resolved, the department won’t be able to send out benefits checks to nearly 5.2 million veterans and family members, Shinseki told members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Veterans depending on disability benefits, living Read more [...]