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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.
Pritzker Administration Announces First Round of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered to Residents and Staff at State Veterans' Homeshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22542Pritzker Administration Announces First Round of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered to Residents and Staff at State Veterans' Homes1/4/2021 5:12:55 PMSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) today announced that all residents and employees of the Illinois Veterans’ Homes have had the COVID-19 vaccine made available to them. The first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine was administered this week to all residents and staff who opted to receive it. The second dose will be administered at the homes in three weeks, with vaccine continuing to be made available to those who have not yet opted to receive it.
Honoring Illinois' Fallenhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22553Honoring Illinois' Fallen12/28/2020 10:07:29 PM
IDVA and IDPH Investigating Single Case of Legionnaires' Disease at Quincy Veterans' Homehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22540IDVA and IDPH Investigating Single Case of Legionnaires' Disease at Quincy Veterans' Home12/23/2020 9:21:11 PMQUINCY – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating a single case of Legionnaires’ disease in a resident at the Illinois Veterans Home – Quincy (IVHQ).
State of Illinois Finishes First Among Populous States and Seventh Nationwide in 2020 Census Count https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22514State of Illinois Finishes First Among Populous States and Seventh Nationwide in 2020 Census Count 12/18/2020 8:10:38 PMChicago, IL: Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) today announced the results of the 2020 Census in Illinois and celebrated the over 400 nonprofits and organizations that helped Illinois exceed its 2010 self-response rate during the pandemic. Illinois finished seventh nationwide and first among states with over 9M in population size in self-response rates.
Honoring Illinois' Fallenhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22454Honoring Illinois' Fallen12/8/2020 8:33:13 PM
IDVA Announces Assistant Director Anthony Vaughn to Serve as Interim Administrator of LaSalle Veterans' Homehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22448IDVA Announces Assistant Director Anthony Vaughn to Serve as Interim Administrator of LaSalle Veterans' Home12/7/2020 8:16:56 PMLASALLE – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs today announced that Acting Assistant Director Anthony Vaughn will serve as the interim Administrator of the LaSalle Veterans’ Home as a search begins for a permanent replacement.
Honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dayhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22437Honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day12/3/2020 10:35:27 PM
IDVA Launches Independent Investigation of Recent LaSalle Veterans Home COVID-19 Outbreakhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22392IDVA Launches Independent Investigation of Recent LaSalle Veterans Home COVID-19 Outbreak11/24/2020 5:22:28 PMLASALLE – The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) released two reports today, in partnership with IDPH and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that address the recent outbreak of COVID-19 at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in LaSalle. IDVA is adopting all recommendations in the reports in all four of the Illinois Veterans’ homes and is releasing the reports in their entirety to the public.
Gov. Pritzker Honors Veterans Day by Opening New, State-of-the-Art Chicago Veterans Home https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22327Gov. Pritzker Honors Veterans Day by Opening New, State-of-the-Art Chicago Veterans Home 11/12/2020 2:56:19 PMCHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker today joined Senator Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) and the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB), to commemorate the opening of the new Chicago Veterans’ Home.

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