2014 Disability Parking Rule Change

Due to a new law enacted by the Illinois General Assembly, significant changes have been made to the Persons with Disabilities Parking Program, which affect both new applicants and current disability placard and license plate holders and are outlined below. The recertification for current disability placard and license plate holders will begin in April 2013. Enforcement of the new provisions will begin January 1, 2014. Read more [...]

Nominations to CVO Executive Committee & No December Meeting

We are accepting nominations for the CVO Executive Committee. All nominations must be submitted to the CVO Chair, Bruce Parry, by December 21, 2013. Elections will be held at the January CVO meeting on January 18, 2014. There will be no nominations from the floor. Read more [...]

Next CVO Meeting January 18 2014

The Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will meet from 10 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday, January 18th at the Montford Point Marine Association, 7011 S . Vincennes in Chicago. We will be holding elections to the Executive Committee, setting the calendar for 2014, having a report on veteran housing, discussing our response to the cuts in veterans' cost of living allowance (COLA) recently passed by Congress and more. Read more [...]

Warning: VA ID Cards Are Easily Scanned

Anyone with a smartphone and a bar code app can scan any Department of Veterans Affairs identification card issued since 2004 and the cardholder's Social Security number immediately pops up on the screen. The Department of Veterans Affairs published warnings about the veterans information cards (VICs) on their website in 2011 and again in July, 2013. Read more [...]