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Honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dayhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24225Honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day12/2/2021 9:34:28 PM
Christmas Remembrance Ceremony set for Dec. 4 at Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorialhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24176Christmas Remembrance Ceremony set for Dec. 4 at Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial11/22/2021 10:56:24 PMSPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will host the annual Christmas Remembrance Ceremony for Illinois soldiers listed as POW/MIA during the Vietnam War at the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES 9TH ANNUAL SPRINGFIELD VETERANS DAY PARADEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24108ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES 9TH ANNUAL SPRINGFIELD VETERANS DAY PARADE11/4/2021 7:57:08 PMSpringfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, along with the Interveterans Council of Sangamon County, Elk’s Lodge Post #158, Hayes-Krell Military Order of the Purple Heart, invite residents to celebrate and honor Illinois veterans at the 9th Annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11th.
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and Serve Illinois Revive the Spirit of Service through Serving Those Who Served https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24087Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and Serve Illinois Revive the Spirit of Service through Serving Those Who Served 11/1/2021 4:25:04 PMSpringfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs in partnership with Serve Illinois today launched the 2021 Serving Those Who Served program, a week of service projects created to thank service men and women, veterans, and their families across the state from beginning November 4th and ending on Veteran’s Day, November 11th.
OPERATION RISING SPIRIT ENCOURAGES LETTERS OF SUPPORT TO ILLINOIS VETERANS https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24060OPERATION RISING SPIRIT ENCOURAGES LETTERS OF SUPPORT TO ILLINOIS VETERANS 10/27/2021 7:46:16 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) today relaunched “Operation Rising Spirit,” asking service organizations, volunteers, and residents across Illinois to continue raising the spirits of military veterans at state veterans’ homes in Anna, Chicago, LaSalle, Manteno, and Quincy, Illinois.
Nearly 10,000 State Employees to Get Vaccinated After State Announces Agreement for IDVA, IDHS Employees https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24047Nearly 10,000 State Employees to Get Vaccinated After State Announces Agreement for IDVA, IDHS Employees 10/25/2021 6:38:25 PMSPRINGFIELD — Continuing Illinois’ progress as the vaccination leader of the Midwest, Governor JB Pritzker announced the largest union agreement regarding vaccines for 7,800 state employees who are represented by AFSCME. Nearly 10,000 state workers are now covered under union vaccine agreements.
Gov. Pritzker Announces Statewide Campaign to Increase COVID-19 Booster Rates Among Older Illinoisanshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24022Gov. Pritzker Announces Statewide Campaign to Increase COVID-19 Booster Rates Among Older Illinoisans10/19/2021 3:59:57 PMCHICAGO – With 1.5 million Illinoisans currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot and millions more set to become eligible in the coming weeks, Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike today announced a statewide effort to increase uptake rates.
State Reaches Fourth Union Agreement to Ensure More State Workers are Vaccinatedhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24020State Reaches Fourth Union Agreement to Ensure More State Workers are Vaccinated10/18/2021 7:38:14 PMSPRINGFIELD — After recently reaching three union agreements requiring vaccines for certain state workers, Governor JB Pritzker announced the fourth such agreement has been reached with multiple Illinois trade unions working in congregate settings. This progress has been reached as negotiations are ongoing with AFSCME representatives.
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Home Coordinator Gwen Diehl to Join Operation HerStory - First All-Female Honor Flighthttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23977Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Home Coordinator Gwen Diehl to Join Operation HerStory - First All-Female Honor Flight10/5/2021 2:55:48 PMChicago, IL – Gwen M. Diehl, Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veteran Home Coordinator, will join the Operation HerStory all-female honor flight on October 6. Operation HerStory is a partnership between many organizations including Honor Flight Chicago and Daughters of the American Revolution to provide this special opportunity to the more than 7,000 senior women veterans in Illinois.
Josephine Bogdanich, Manteno Veterans Home resident, participates in First All-Female Honor Flight https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23966Josephine Bogdanich, Manteno Veterans Home resident, participates in First All-Female Honor Flight 10/1/2021 3:13:43 PMManteno, IL -- Josephine Bogdanich, Women Army Corps, US Army Corps, resident of the Manteno Veterans’ Home since 2017, will board her second honor flight and the first all-female honor flight, Operation HerStory, October 6, 2021.

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