Austin Vandekerkhove of Coello has been named the April 2021 Rend Lake College Veteran of the Month. Vandekerkhove started his service in the US Army in March 2017, and he is currently active. He said he chose to enlist because he wanted to do something... Read More.
Gov. Pritzker Announces 31-Year Navy Veteran Terry Prince to Serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker named Terry Prince, a 31-year United States Navy veteran... Read More.
Jesse Schiff of Christopher has been named the March 2021 Rend Lake College Veteran of the Month. Schiff served in the US Marine Corps from 2007 to 2013. He currently has a 4.0 grade point average and was named to the President’s... Read More.
Volunteers across Illinois are gearing up to participate in the Serving Those Who Served Program (STWS), with a week’s worth of events from November 5 – 11. Their goal is to make an impact in the lives of veterans and show gratitude for their... Read More.
The IDVA Veteran Service Office in Benton, Illinois will move to 1602 North Main Street in Benton, Illinois. Their current office will be closed Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The new office will have the same phone... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) has asked Nintendo to restrict the internet augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, from any of its IDVA Veteran Homes properties and will ask the public not to play the game on these grounds as well. "We are concerned... Read More.
Former members of the Guard and Reserve who do not have any periods of active duty other than their initial active duty for training and annual training are now eligible to receive "Veteran" on their driver’s licenses. "This bill ensures that every man and... Read More.