Military http://peoriapublicradio.org en New law aims to help military family children http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-law-aims-help-military-family-children <div>Children in military families should have an easier time changing schools when their parents transferring in and of out of Illinois. IPR’s Hannah Meisel reports on a law Governor Pat Quinn signed over the weekend.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last summer, Tom White retired from the U.S. Army and accepted a post teaching military law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. But instead of moving his family near his work in Illinois, White opted to live in Valparaiso, Indiana, and commute at least an hour each day.</span></p></div><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:48:51 +0000 Hannah Meisel 25734 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New law aims to help military family children Memorial Day Ceremony on the Peoria Riverfront http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/memorial-day-ceremony-peoria-riverfront <div>Veterans and military families gathered at the Gateway Building on Peoria’s riverfront Monday for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Each branch of the military was recognized during a medley played by The Peoria Municipal Band. A traditional part of the ceremony is having veterans of each branch stand during their song. Gold star mothers, and families are also recognized.</div><div> Mon, 26 May 2014 22:25:19 +0000 Tamie Yost 23924 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Memorial Day Ceremony on the Peoria Riverfront Senator Durbin wants the military open to some immigrants http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senator-durbin-wants-military-open-some-immigrants <div>Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is pushing for some immigrants in the country illegally to be allowed in the military.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And he’s bringing that push to Chicago’s West Side Monday.</span></div><div> Mon, 19 May 2014 12:18:04 +0000 Chip Mitchell 23521 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senator Durbin wants the military open to some immigrants Challenges for military families moving into IL http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/challenges-military-families-moving-il <p>Moving to a new state is never easy, especially when you’re a school-aged kid. But for military families who move more frequently than most, laws in Illinois create a unique challenge — and, in some cases, a barrier to entry. Illinois Public Radio’s Hannah Meisel reports</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:03:40 +0000 Hannah Meisel 19723 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Challenges for military families moving into IL UIS to offer classes for veterans http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/uis-offer-classes-veterans <p></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:13:15 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 3324 at http://peoriapublicradio.org UIS to offer classes for veterans