200 Illinois Veterans to be honored during Illinois Bicentennial
In honor of the upcoming Illinois Bicentennial, Governor Bruce Rauner and Erica Jeffries, the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) have announced the launch of HONOR 200. The program will be part of next year’s Illinois Bicentennial Celebration, and will pay tribute to 200 veterans whose service has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Fall veto session concludes
This was the final week of the fall veto session of the Illinois legislature. The House met on Tuesday and Wednesday to finish up its work for the year. Unfortunately, some major issues remain unresolved, such as the need for reforms to our business and job creation climate. These issues will still be on the agenda when we return for the spring session in January.

National Guard and Reserve Veterans Eligible for Driver's License Designation
Illinois now has drivers’ licenses with a designation indicating that the license-holder is a veteran of the National Guard or Reserve. Those who served in the Guard and Reserve but did not have any periods of active duty other than for training are now eligible to receive “Veteran” on their driver’s licenses.