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State Reaches First Union Agreement For Vaccine Mandate in Illinois' Congregate Facilitieshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23913State Reaches First Union Agreement For Vaccine Mandate in Illinois' Congregate Facilities9/20/2021 5:47:35 PMSPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker today announced Illinois’ first union agreement requiring vaccines for certain state workers in congregate facilities. The agreement covers approximately 260 supervisory employees at the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) which are represented by VR-704. Employees must receive their first shot by October 14, 2021. Should an employee elect a two-dose vaccine, they must receive the second shot by November 18.
Veteran's Day at the 2021 DuQuoin State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23789Veteran's Day at the 2021 DuQuoin State Fair8/24/2021 2:47:29 PMSpringfield – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA), the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and the DuQuoin State Fair invite veterans for a free day at the fair on Sunday, August 29.
Gov. Pritzker Signs Seven Pieces of Legislation Further Honoring and Protecting Illinois Service Membershttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23737Gov. Pritzker Signs Seven Pieces of Legislation Further Honoring and Protecting Illinois Service Members8/17/2021 5:20:34 PMSPRINGFIELD – Joined by legislators, advocates, and Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) Acting Director Terry Prince, Governor JB Pritzker today signed seven pieces of legislation that aim to improve the lives of Illinois’ service members and veterans and honor their service to their state and nation.
Gov. Pritzker Announces New Package of Incentives for Vaccinated Frontline State Employeeshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23533Gov. Pritzker Announces New Package of Incentives for Vaccinated Frontline State Employees7/7/2021 3:48:42 PMSPRINGFIELD – As Illinois continues to lead the Midwest in vaccinating its residents, Governor Pritzker announced a new pilot program offering a range of incentives to state employees who work in direct care facilities and receive at least one dose of the vaccine.
Gov. Pritzker Takes Bill Action https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23487Gov. Pritzker Takes Bill Action 6/25/2021 9:17:46 PMToday, Governor JB Pritzker took the following bill action:
WWI Veteran Lost at Sea Memorialized at Oak Ridge Cemeteryhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23421WWI Veteran Lost at Sea Memorialized at Oak Ridge Cemetery6/11/2021 9:57:00 PMSPRINGFIELD – Today the Veterans Memorial Foundation (VMF), the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) and Staab Funeral Home remember a special World War I veteran lost at sea. A marker now stands at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Block 31, Lot 175, Grave 1 in Springfield, Illinois to memorialize the bravery of Otto Harrison Evans.
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Releases Independent Report on COVID-19 Cases at LaSalle Veterans Homehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23229Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Releases Independent Report on COVID-19 Cases at LaSalle Veterans Home4/29/2021 10:36:31 PMSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) today released an independent report that was requested by the Governor’s Office last fall to fully investigate a COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans home and detailed its progress on corrective actions that the agency began taking last fall.
Gov. Pritzker Announces 31-Year Navy Veteran Terry Prince to Serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22973Gov. Pritzker Announces 31-Year Navy Veteran Terry Prince to Serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs3/19/2021 9:12:17 PMBuilding on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker named Terry Prince, a 31-year United States Navy veteran with experience leading veterans homes in Ohio, to serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate.
Illinois Capital Development Board Selects Design Firm for Renovations at Quincy Veterans' Homehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22940Illinois Capital Development Board Selects Design Firm for Renovations at Quincy Veterans' Home3/16/2021 7:14:44 PMQUINCY – The Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) today announced Veterans United Constructors, a joint venture between Alberici Constructors, Inc. and River City Construction, LLC, has been selected as the preferred architectural design and construction firms for the design and construction of the new nursing home and domiciliary at the Quincy Veterans’ Home.
IDVA Director Linda Chapa LaVia to Step Down, Major General Peter Nezamis to Serve as Interim Directorhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22630IDVA Director Linda Chapa LaVia to Step Down, Major General Peter Nezamis to Serve as Interim Director1/11/2021 9:47:34 PMGovernor JB Pritzker announced that Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Linda Chapa LaVia is stepping down from her role. Major General Peter Nezamis, Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Illinois National Guard to serve as interim director.

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