Veterans http://peoriapublicradio.org en Senator Durbin talks veterans healthcare http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senator-durbin-talks-veterans-healthcare <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met with veteran Service Organization leaders in Peoria Friday. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Health care access needs of military veterans and the problems facing the VA Department were the topics. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:05:23 +0000 Tamie Yost 25247 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senator Durbin talks veterans healthcare Illinois veterans tout ‘Heroes’ program http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-veterans-tout-heroes-program <div>As veterans return to civilian life in Illinois, the state provides loans to those having trouble affording a home. As Hannah Meisel reports, officials were in Springfield Wednesday, touting that program.</div><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:53:40 +0000 Hannah Miesel 18899 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois veterans tout ‘Heroes’ program Quinn touts veterans lottery program during Peoria stop http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-touts-veterans-lottery-program-during-peoria-stop <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn stopped in Peoria Monday to tout an ongoing lottery program aimed at helping veterans. &nbsp; Quinn says proceeds from the newest Veterans Cash lottery ticket pays for services that help longtime and returning veterans:</div><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:32:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14744 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn touts veterans lottery program during Peoria stop Kirk stresses veteran employment at job fair at Bradley http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-stresses-veteran-employment-job-fair-bradley <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says Illinois veterans are waiting twice as long as they should to get their claims processed. &nbsp;Kirk made his comments during a veterans’ jobs fair at Bradley University with Congressman Aaron Schock. &nbsp;Kirk says he’s co-sponsoring a Senate bill to cut down the waiting time:</div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:45:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10429 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk stresses veteran employment at job fair at Bradley U.S. Veterans event in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/us-veterans-event-peoria <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>U.S. Armed Forces Veterans in the greater Peoria-area are being offered a sort-of match day Wednesday, July&nbsp;10. &nbsp;The goal of the event is to match veterans to appropriate service providers in the Tri-County area.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 04:21:48 +0000 Tanya Koonce 8541 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U.S. Veterans event in Peoria Lawmakers considered numerous measures for IL veterans http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-considered-numerous-measures-il-veterans <p></p><div>Illinois lawmakers considered at least two-dozen proposals related to veterans during the spring session.</div><div>Among those getting approval, allowing prospective law enforcement officers to substitute a college degree with military experience, and reducing requirements for veterans to obtain hunting licenses. &nbsp;Republican Representative C-D Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville, sponsored several pieces of military legislation. &nbsp;But he says there are limits:</div><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:22:32 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6759 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers considered numerous measures for IL veterans Veterans’ jobs fair held at Excel Foundry http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/veterans-jobs-fair-held-excel-foundry <p>More than 30,000 manufacturing jobs are available in Illinois, according to officials at the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The department hosted an event Wednesday at Excel Foundry and Machine in Pekin to help veterans connect with area-manufacturing employers.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 00:45:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4929 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Veterans’ jobs fair held at Excel Foundry 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