VAC of Cook County Annual Luncheon 2017 Photos

CVO at the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County Luncheon, on March 18, 2017 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center.  Frank Thompson (CVO’s Veterans Against Violence Committee) receives the Jim Proffitt Volunteer Award from the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County.

Veteran Resource Picnic July 1 2016

Please join us at our

Veteran Resource Picnic

Friday JULY 1, 2016
10:00 A.M.
McKinley Park
3900 S. Western
on pershing road

East of Swimming Pool & Basketball Court
Chicago, Illinois

We will provide LARGE BBQ grill
Hot dogs, Hamburgers & soda

Please bring your own Table & Chairs

Feel Free to bring your own BBQ Grill, food & drink

Donations Welcomed

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VAC of Cook County Luncheon March 26, 2016

CVO at the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County Luncheon, on March 26, 2016.

Next CVO Meeting February 21, 2015

The Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will meet on this Saturday, February 21st, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM in the Prescription Conference Room of Jesse Brown VA (820 S Damen) on the second floor. Parking in the garage will be validated.

It’s Black History Month, so we’ll have a presentation by the 555th Parachute Infantry Association. They represent the first African American Paratroopers. We’ll have displays and a presentation. Be sure to be there!

We’ll also hear from the City Treasurer, Kurt Summers. We’ll discuss the upcoming CVO Fundraiser on May 2nd, The NWVU Gala and the VACCC Corned Beef Dinner, both on March 21st and CVO nominations at the March meeting. We’ll collect dues, and hear from our committees.

As always, coffee and donuts will be served.

See you there!

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. We will try to meet with the Finance Committee Chair, John Daley in Room 567 and have them increase the budget of the CC VAC instead of cutting the budget on the backs of veterans!

The CC VAC provides immediate funds for veterans in need for transportation, utilities, rent and other assistance. It is a crucial link in helping the veterans most in economic crisis.

The budget of the CC VAC has been cut 25.8 percent since 2012. Cook County is allocating about $1.13 per veteran (a budget of $276,404 in 2013 for 244,059 veterans in Cook County). DeKalb County has a budget of $555,000 for only 7,042 veterans: about $79 per veteran! Will County allocates $721,052 for 41,000 veterans or about $17.59 per veteran! Does Cook County value its veterans less than these other counties!

Cook county is trying to balance its budget by cutting the budget for the most vulnerable veterans. We need to protest this injustice and to have the Finance committee recommend an increase in the budget for the Cook County Veterans Assistance Commission.

Come out and make this action a show of veterans solidarity. We need to build unity and fight this injustice!

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