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!

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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.

Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County awards luncheon, March 16, 2019 photos


Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County 44th Annual Beef and Cabbage Awards Luncheon on March 16, 2019, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Congratulations to Dr. Willie Mack  (CVO Chair) and Dr. Mark Weiman, who were awarded the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County Jim Proffitt Volunteer Award for 2019 in recognition of continued support of Veterans and Veteran Affairs.

Next CVO Meeting March 20, 2019

The next meeting of CVO will be held on this Wednesday, March 20th, at 7 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S Damen in Chicago.

There will be a presentation by Quincy McCall (Whitehead), Director of the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Be sure to come out and hear this important presentation!

Also on the agenda will be Nominations for the Executive Committee of CVO. All nominations will be made at this meeting. Elections to the Executive Committee will be held at the April meeting (Wednesday, April 17th).

Come early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting. Validate your garage parking when you arrive at the front desk.

The Executive Committee will meet at 6 PM on Wednesday, March 20th before the regular membership meeting to discuss nominations. Please show up early to make sure we can conduct our business in a timely manner.

See you there!

Chicago Wolves Salute To Military Families Night March 30, 2019

The Chicago Wolves are proud to host the fifth annual Salute to Military Families Night, presented by your Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Kia dealers, on Saturday, March 30, when the team hosts the Milwaukee Admirals at Allstate Arena. The Wolves will honor current and former servicemen and servicewomen and their families throughout the night in appreciation of their dedication to our country.

In addition, the Wolves are hosting a pregame Military Resource Fair event to showcase organizations and companies that provide support to veterans and their families. Veterans have the opportunity to receive information and ask direct questions about services and programs designed for them and their families — whether they are getting ready to be deployed or transitioning back to civilian life for the first time.

“Members of our military do their jobs with little or no fanfare and they perform tasks many of us can only imagine,” said Chicago Wolves president Mike Gordon. “We are thankful for the chance to offer them a way to connect with resources they may need and to share it with their families.”

Many of our partners have purchased tickets with plans to donate them as a way to express their thanks to our veterans and their families for their service. Please CLICK HERE to claim these tickets and register for the resource fair.

For Active, Reserve and Veteran Military Families Only – May be required to show military identification at Will Call.

To learn more about Salute to Military Families Night and the Military Resource Fair, to purchase tickets for yourself or to sponsor a veteran and his family, please email Tim Weaver at or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.

Next CVO Meeting February 20, 2019

The next meeting of CVO will be held at 7 PM next Wednesday, February 20th at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 820 S. Damen in Chicago in the 2nd floor Conference Room.

There will be a presentation on African-American History by Mr. Stanley Porter, an original Montford Point Marine who served in the segregated Marine Corps in World War II. We will also have updates on the struggle for veterans dental care, on the VA Director’s meeting at Jesse Brown and more.

Don’t forget membership dues are due. Individual Memberships are just $10; Organizational Memberships are just $50.

Garage parking will be validated; get it validated at the front desk AS YOU ARRIVE. As usual, refreshments will be served. Arrive early to make sure the pizza is hot!

In case of inclement weather, call 773-243-2335 for an update on the status of the meeting.

Remember CVO on Giving Tuesday

givingtuedayPlease remember to give a little to CVO to help us carry out our mission of advocating and educating. We advocate for veterans and their families; we educate veterans, their families and the public about issues of importance to veterans.

Our work on the Crisis Hot Line, for Dental Care for all veterans, and against the privatization of our Veterans Administration health care have put us in the forefront of the veterans movement in Chicago.

Please help us out and give generously by donating by clicking on the donate button below!
Thank you.

Veterans Day Deals 2018

Please Note, that not every offer is for Nov. 11.

See more Discounts and Free Meals here

2018 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

Updated for 2018: Veterans Day Deals including free food, meals and other freebies. Military discounts and savings for active duty, retirees, and veterans.


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


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In addition, Turtle Wax (Chicago area) has been giving free car washes (and a lapel pin) to vets on Veterans Day, so they will probably to so again this year. Their car washes are definitely second to none.