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Jesse Brown to host PACT act clinic

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and the Veterans Benefit Administration will be hosting a PACT ACT (Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins) claims clinic on June 10th from 9 am to 3 pm. Free parking is available.  Veterans attending this event will have an opportunity to file PACT Act related claims with representatives from the Veterans Benefits Administration, be screened for toxic exposure, […]
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Don’t miss Berwyn’s amazing June 17 expo!

The Combined Veterans of Berwyn will host its sixth annual expo and luncheon from noon to 6 p.m. on June 17 in the football field at Morton West High School in Berwyn. Admission to the expo is free, with more than 100 exhibitors scheduled to attend. The event will include a job fair, live entertainment and other family-friendly activities. Lunch […]
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Rockford distillery hosts Lynch Foundation fundraiser

Barnstormer Distillery in Rockford will host a pig roast, bourbon tasting and cigar event from 4-8 p.m. on June 8 to raise funds for the Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans Foundation. Food will be provided by Northside BBQ, and cigars will be available from Bad Ash Cigar Co.  Cost is $100 per person with 100 percent of proceeds […]
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Pritzker offers unique take on key Vietnam battle

The Pritzker Museum & Library will be hosting a unique traveling exhibition from May 16 to Oct. 20. “Tet and The Battle of Hue” features historic photography of U.S. Marines during the brutal Battle of Hue in 1968, captured by Stars and Stripes photographer John Olson. Created by Tactile Images, and Stars and Stripes photographer John Olson, the exhibit features […]
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Support a dental bill with “teeth”

Veterans for Unification is urging everyone to throw their support behind HR 2413, which would make all Veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system eligible for VA-provided dental services. Currently, only Veterans who have a service-connected dental issue or meet other narrow criteria are eligible for certain dental services. The Dental Care for Veterans Act was introduced […]
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PACT Act passage triggers wave of fraud

With the passage of the PACT Act, Congress launched the biggest expansion of Veteran benefits in history, with many additional Veterans being eligible to receive compensation for their service. The act added more than 20 toxic exposure-related conditions to the VA’s list of service presumptions and expanded Agent Orange exposure to include several additional Asian nations. While this legislation brings […]
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Animal therapy ranch hosts Veterans each month

Soul Harbor Ranch enriches lives by promoting the unconditional love and healing of the human-animal bond. The Barrington, Illinois-based program provides therapy dogs and cats as well as mini-horses and -donkeys, both on-site and across the Chicago area. On the last Sunday of each month, Soul Harbor invites Veterans and active military members and their families to spend from 10:30 […]
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Wreaths Across America expands its radio reach

Wreaths Across America Radio is a full-time internet radio station that broadcasts a variety of music, news, and stories regarding American Veterans and their families, as well as the organization’s ongoing work. Earlier this year, the station began airing new programming that provides a wide range of content. The new shows include American Warrior Radio, The Veterans Forward Show, Welcome […]
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IJF relaunches round-the-clock care center

Illinois Joining Forces has relaunched its Care Coordination Center as a 24/7/365 service. The Center is designed to connect Veterans, service members, and their families with the critical services and resources they need, at any time of the day or night. The IJF Care Coordination Center provides integrated, holistic case management and is staffed by trained professionals who have extensive […]
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Local bank supports River Grove group

The Chicagoland Combined Veterans Museum, Library and Honor Wall in River Grove received a $5,000 donation from Nicole J. Porrez, Jack Snarski and staff members at Old National Bank for their outstanding work with the Veteran community and for keeping Veterans’ history alive. Museum members present were George Correa, Peter Graham, Lorenzo Fiorentino and Gary Linden, who are also all […]
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