Pre-New Years Eve Dinner Dance Fund-Raiser 2016

Join the National Women Veterans United (NWVU) for a Semi Formal Dinner Dance fund-raiser, in support of the IL Community Women Veteran’s Center.
Music, food, fun, 50/50 raffles and camaraderie!
Individual ticket donations ($50) or take advantage of a $50 discount for a table of ten at $450.00.

Friday, December 30, 2016

6:30 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.

American Legion Post 330 Memorial Hall
950 Legion Drive, Calumet City, IL

★ Attire Semi Formal ★

★ Purchase a Table for a $50 Discount!

$50 Per Person – Tables Seat Ten (10)

Call For Tickets (872) 731-2150 or E-mail

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Proceeds support the Women Veteran’s Center
NWVU is a 501(c) 3 Non Profit Organization

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Chicago Wolves game November 19 Military Families Ticket Request

November 19 Salute To Military Families Ticket Request


Request your tickets for the November 19 Salute To Military Families game here. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

Tickets will be left at the Allstate Arena box office two hours before the game WITH proof of military identification.

(PLEASE NOTE: our pre-game show consists of fireworks, flashing lights and other loud elements, in case of individual sensitivities.)

A Wolves representative will confirm your request prior to the game.

November 19 Salute To Military Families Ticket Request, presented by The Illinois Lottery Veterans Cash Ticket

Veteran’s Showcase – November 16, 2016

Technori – Veteran’s Showcase – November 2016 – Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM (CST)

Chicago, Illinois

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A monthly showcase of the most innovative startups, pitching their latest technologies. Each month, hundreds of impassioned entrepreneurs, developers, designers, tech companies, investors and tech enthusiasts gather to watch these innovative startups launch and present their newest products and services.


As the 3rd largest monthly startup event in the United States, Technori is where Chicago startups come to showcase their latest tech and innovation.

Each month, 500 impassioned entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors, and tech enthusiasts gather to watch five companies present for exactly five minutes each, with an interactive Q&A session that involves the entire Technori audience. And, the impact has been amazing! In 60+ showcases 25,000+ attendees have wittnessed 280 companies go on to raise more than $260 million in funding.

Event Schedule:

6:00pm – Networking Begins

6:50pm – Doors to auditorium open

7:00pm – Show starts exactly on time

8:20pm – Show ends

8:30pm – Afterparty at Latinicity

108 N State Street
Chicago, IL 60602-4252

(312) 795-4444

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Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Ticket Ended $10.00 $1.54 N/A
Regular Ticket Ended $15.00 $1.82 N/A
Last Minute Ticket Nov 16, 2016 $20.00 $2.09

Walz, Jim

Jim Walz, running for 14th Congressional District

Veteran’s Promise Initiative

The scourge of veteran unemployment is too severe to ignore, and is one of our greatest shames as a nation. In 2015, there were 495,000 unemployed veterans throughout the country.

It is unacceptable that we allow veterans to live without the dignity of work they want and deserve, and betrays the sacrifices they make to defend our freedom.




“It is unacceptable that we allow veterans to live without the dignity of work they want and deserve”


This is why we must establish a program geared towards rebuilding our infrastructure that will guarantee our active duty veterans the dignity of work.

There are a few key points to remember about the Veteran’s Promise Program:

What Will It Do?

This program will guarantee any active duty veteran who has been honorably discharged from duty the right to an employment opportunity in the Veteran’s Promise program. The program will be based in a group of counties and cities where the concentration of unemployed active duty veterans is highest as a proportion of the population.

How Much Will It Cost?

The cost of employing all unemployed veterans would be less than $26 billion, while offering all employees in the program a living wage and public sector benefits. This amounts to less than 4.5% of the Department of Defense (DoD) annual budget in 2016, and 0.6% of the total federal budget.

“It will provide unemployed veterans with an opportunity to share their skills with the nation and rebuild our broken economy”


For comparison, annual spending in 2016 on DoD procurement alone amounted to $119 billion – over 20% of the DoD budget, or 3% of the total federal budget.

Can We Afford This?

Yes – along with procurement reform, the program’s costs will be offset by savings on healthcare, which tends to be costlier at higher rates of unemployment. Veterans have unique medical needs, and not being able to return to a well-paid and meaningful job multiplies the mental and physical health problems they face when returning to civilian life.

Who Will Implement This Program?

The program will be implemented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through an appropriation that flexibly expands their authority to hire unemployed active-duty veterans, and authorizes work on critical public safety, infrastructure, and environmental improvement projects.

This program will put an end to the deplorable economic reality that our men and women in uniform endure today. It will provide unemployed veterans with an opportunity to share their skills with the nation and rebuild our broken economy. Not only does this make financial sense, but it’s the right thing to do.


CVO is 501(c)(3) organization, so we do not endorse candidates. Our request for candidate inputs will be put on our website, so that veterans can educate themselves on the candidates.

Next CVO Meeting November 16, 2016

The next meeting of CVO will be held on the third Wednesday of the month, November 16th, at 7 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA Hospital.

There will be a limited number of Chicago Wolves tickets available, for their Nov. 19 “Salute to Military Families Night,” and coupons good for a free haircut. First come, first served.

As usual, coffee and donuts will be available.

Come out and support CVO!

Veterans Day Deals 2016

Please Note, that not every offer is for Nov. 11. The free meal offer for McCormick & Schmick’s is always for the Sunday before Veterans Day.

This is a national listing, so many of the offers are for places that are not in your area.

For those near a Turtle Wax Car Wash, in the past, they have offered free car washes on Veterans Day, so they will probably do it again this year, but call just to verify. Their car washes are the best.

As for the free oil changes at Meineke, call them before coming over, as many are independently owned, and from my experience, do not participate.

Good luck,
Larry E. Nazimek

veterans day meals discounts2016 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

Updated for 2016: Veterans Day Deals including free food, meals and other freebies. Military discounts and savings for active duty, retirees, and veterans.


veterans day freebiesVeterans Day: Discounts and Freebies

Businesses are saluting Veterans Day this year with a host of discounts and freebies for veterans, service members and their families.


Scottsdale Bullion and Coint with American Service Animal Society (ASAS)Scottsdale Bullion & Coin

Scottsdale Bullion & Coin will be honoring veterans and active military members by offering them an exclusive 1% discount on all purchases made between November 9 and November 11, 2016.

Additionally, all throughout the month of November, they will show their appreciation to veterans for their service to our country by donating a portion of all profits to the American Service Animal Society (ASAS). The American Service Animal Society is a nonprofit organization who enables disabled veterans to live a more productive life through the use of service animals. To learn more about the ASAS and/or donate, Click Here.

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The Chicago History Museum

The Museum is celebrating this Veterans Day with a number of different programs and activities for veterans and their families. The Veterans Day event and museum admission are FREE for veterans and their families this Friday, November 11. Our programs kick off at 10am. We have a wide variety of programs, and there is definitely a something for everyone, adults, teens, and small children alike.

November 11-14 only.

Fertility Centers of Illinois’ Military Treatment Program:

In honor of Veteran’s Day on Friday, Fertility Centers of Illinois is offering free Fertility Awareness Checkups to veterans and sharing information on a Military Treatment Program that includes free treatment for service-injured veterans as well as treatment discounts for service members.

-Free treatment, including IVF, for service-injured veterans whose infertility is a result of their injury
-25% off already discounted self-pay (cash pay) rates for military service members
-Partnership with TRICARE, the health care program for military service members
-Partnership with pharmaceutical manufacturers and industry partners to offer special discount programs for reduced-cost or free medication
-Member of the Serving Our Veterans Program with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
-Free Fertility Awareness Checkups ($90 value) to all veterans who book appointments during the month of November

Additional info:
Military Treatment Program:
Press Release:

Caesars Entertainment Veterans Day 15% Hotel Discount

Year-round, Caesars Entertainment offers veterans and active-duty military discounts at all of its Las Vegas properties, including a 10 percent discount on hotel rooms. For Veterans Day, active and retired military who verify their identity through and visit during the dates of Nov. 11-13 can book a future stay for a 15 percent total discount. This is just one of several military discounts being offered.

⇒ Deals also listed on CVO Military Discounts Page.

Jesse Brown VA Veterans Town Hall and Memorial Service

Veterans Town Hall ⇒ November 9

The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will conduct a Town Hall Event to allow and enhance feedback from Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The facility operates four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in the Lakeside (downtown) area and Auburn Gresham (south side) community of Chicago, a clinic in Chicago Heights, IL, and the Adam Benjamin, Jr. VA Outpatient Clinic in Crown Point, IN, which serves four counties in Northwestern Indiana. VBA, Regional Office, officials will attend.

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center, Second Floor, Damen Pavilion, 820 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60612

Memorial Service ⇒ November 20th

The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will be hosting a memorial service on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   We will be honoring the life and memory of all recently departed Veterans and employees.  All are welcome to attend.

When: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center, Second Floor, Damen Pavilion, 820 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60612

For more information, contact us at: (312) 569-8602 or (312) 569-6328. News media should contact the Office of Public Affairs at (312) 569-6402.