Memorial Day Dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants To Offer Free Entrée To Active U.S. Military Members And Veterans On Memorial Day.

In recognition of Memorial Day, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants across the nation will thank active U.S. military members, members of the National Guard, and veterans for their dedication by offering a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée on Monday, May 27.

Reservations are highly encouraged as tables fill up quickly. Active military, National Guard members, and veterans can visit to find a location near them and to book their reservations.

Next CVO Meeting May 15, 2019

The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, May 15th at 7 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA at 820 S Damen in Chicago.

We will be holding elections to the CVO Executive Committee at this meeting! You must be a member to vote.

Also on the Agenda: CAN-TV. We will discuss hosting a regular show, in rotation with other Veterans groups, on CAN-TV. Volunteers to get trained and participate in this project need to be at this meeting.

We’ll also discuss the latest developments in getting HR 96 – Dental Care for ALL Veterans – voted on and passed in the House of Representatives.

… and MORE!!

As usual, we will have refreshments. Parking in the garage will be validated. Get your validation when you arrive!

See you there!

Veterans Smile program

The Veterans Smile program provides FREE critical dental care for program eligible Veterans in need and which may not be covered by the VA. Please message us on this FB page or contact our VS Program Chairperson, Patricia DeVore via email at: for more information or to pre-screen for VS program eligibility. They served, they deserve!! The Veterans Smile program’s goal is to give Veterans something to SMILE about again!!

Download (PDF, 293KB)

Download (PDF, 457KB)


CanTV Hotline – American Legion Harold Washington Post with Bruce Parry


This episode explores the work of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations (Feat. Bruce Parry). This program was recorded on April 8, 2019 at Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
The Harold Washington American Legion Post 1987 is a member organization of CVO and they’re doing a Veterans program on CAN-TV Channel 21 every Wednesday evening from 6 to 6:30 PM. It’s on Comcast, RCN, Wow and cable channel 99. You can watch it on your computer, live at Be sure to watch and call in with your questions about Veterans issues!

Past episodes of the Harold Washington Post videos can be found at this link:

Next CVO Meeting April 17, 2019

The next meeting of CVO is on this Wednesday, April 17th at 7 PM at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 820 S Damen in Chicago. It will be in the second floor Conference Room.

The agenda will include a report about the advances in the struggle for Dental Care for all Veterans, the Bill (HR 96) that calls for that, and our radio and TV efforts to get the word out. There will be more, of course!

The elections to the CVO Executive Committee will be held at the May meeting. Pay your Individual dues ($10) or Organizational dues ($50) in order to vote!

As usual, refreshments will be served.

Parking in the garage will be validated. Get the validation at the front desk as you arrive!

See you there!

CareerBliss Job Alerts for March 31, 2019

Syracuse’s Online MBA: GMAT Waivers Available Syracuse’s Online MBA: GMAT Waivers Available
UBER Part Time Driver - Drive When You Want UBER Part Time Driver - Drive When You Want

Rochelle Crump and Larry Nazimek honored at Illinois Bicentennial Celebration

On Dec. 3, 2018, Illinois celebrated its bicentennial at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom. This gala focused on Illinois’s history and culture, with segments devoted to our veterans, sports teams and athletes, musicians, entertainers, and other notables.
For the segment on veterans, 200 Illinois Veterans were honored under the “Honor 200” project. The IDVA had selected 200 veterans for this honor. Rochelle Crump and Larry Nazimek were among those honored. This tribute was narrated by actor and veteran Joe Mantegna.

A reception was held just prior to the gala. It was a tremendous honor to have been among such distinguished honorees as Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch, Air Force pilot and POW Gen. John Borling, Gen. David Harris, and former Alderman James Balcer, just to name a few.