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Linda Chapa LaVia - Acting Director – Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs

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Linda Chapa LaVia was appointed as the Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) by Governor JB Pritzker in January 2019.  She is responsible for over 1200 employees of the IDVA and manages a budget of approximately $150 million.  Acting Director Chapa LaVia leads a team of professionals that serves more than 650,000 veterans across the state of Illinois.