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Veteran Service Officers

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"Although our veteran service offices are temporarily closed, we are still dedicated to serving your needs. To be contacted for assistance, please use this web form." 

 

To assist veterans in navigating the complex web of services and benefits available, IDVA runs full-time and part-time (itinerant) offices across the state. These offices are staffed by Veteran Service Officers (VSOs), fellow veterans who are experts on federal, state and local veteran resources.

Our VSOs are trained and accredited by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to provide free assistance to veterans and their dependents and survivors. This includes not only applying for federal and state benefits but also providing resources related to the following:

  • Compensation and Pension
  • Health Care
  • Education & Training
  • Employment
  • Burial & Survivor
  • Housing
  • Permits
  • Military Records
  • And more

Find a VSO

There are many ways to access our VSOs.

The easiest method is by providing IDVA with basic contact information on this Stand Up and Be Counted web form; you will be contacted by your nearest VSO.

If you are a woman veteran who prefers to speak with one of our female VSOs, please click on this map of women veteran service officers. Fellow women veterans are available to help!

Click here to view daily office closures due to special events or assignments.

Our veteran service offices are temporarily closed, but we remain dedicated to serving your needs remotely. There are no benefits that require face to face interaction.

Click on this map or see below for contact information for your nearest VSO.

 
Google map of Veteran Service Offices

 

 

 

COUNTY/LOCATION Cell NumberLAST NAMEFIRST NAMEEMAIL
ADAMS(217)-836-2037AKINSCHRISTIANCHRISTIAN.M.AKINS@ILLINOIS.GOV
ADAMS(217) 836-2350GRATTONZACHARYZACHARY.GRATTON@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHAMPAIGN(217) 685-2796GLOVERLASHUNDALASHUNDA.GLOVER@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO(217) 725-2688MCKEECYNTHIACYNTHIA.MCKEE@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO(217) 725-1151RICHARDSMICHELLEMICHELLE.RICHARDS@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO  (217) 836-5365BUCHANANSHARONSHARON.BUCHANAN@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO(APPEALS)(217) 836-5208BAUTISTACLAUDIACLAUDIA.R.BAUTISTA@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO(APPEALS)(217) 512-4909BOSKOCHARLESCHARLES.BOSKO@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO(APPEALS)(217) 836-4926OVERTONDONNISDONNIS.OVERTON@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO(APPEALS)(217) 836-5053PETROSKYJOSEPHJOE.PETROSKY@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHRISTIAN(217) 836-4621ROHMANDONNADONNA.ROHMAN@ILLINOIS.GOV
DECATUR(217) 685-1347EAGLERJEFF JEFF.EAGLER2@ILLINOIS.GOV
DECATUR(217) 685-0459MCFADDENPATRICKPATRICK.C.MCFADDEN@ILLINOIS.GOV
DUPAGE(217) 836-5916LUTCHER-HAYESCHARLETTACHARLETTA.LUTCHER-HAYES@ILLINOIS.GOV
DUPAGE(217) 836-8534WOODWARDMARCUSMARCUS.WOODWARD@ILLINOIS.GOV
EFFINGHAM(217) 606-1931LAYTONJOSHUAJOSHUA.LAYTON@ILLINOIS.GOV
FOREST PARK(217) 836-7378GARYRICHARDRICHARD.GARY@ILLINOIS.GOV
FRANKLIN(217) 606-1932REIDELLIOTELLIOT.J.REID@ILLINOIS.GOV
HARVEY(217) 836-7368LAWRENCECHARLESCHARLES.LAWRENCE@ILLINOIS.GOV
JACKSON(217) 836-6639POWERHAROLDHAROLD.POWER@ILLINOIS.GOV
JEFFERSON(217) 606-1920LEWISJEFFERYJEFFERY.LEWIS@ILLINOIS.GOV
KANE (217) 836-6967DELATORREFRANKFRANK.DELATORRE2@ILLINOIS.GOV
KANKAKEE(217) 836-5718ARMOURGAVINGAVIN.ARMOUR@ILLINOIS.GOV
KANKAKEE(217) 606-1928NORFLEETMALONMALON.NORFLEET@ILLINOIS.GOV
KNOX(217) 685-1104BIRDITTSTEVENSTEVEN.BIRDITT@ILLINOIS.GOV
KNOX(217) 685-0146LATHROPDANDAN.LATHROP@ILLINOIS.GOV
LAKE-COOK(217) 512-4034CORNETPATRICKPATRICK.CORNET@ILLINOIS.GOV
LAKE-COOK(217) 512-4911WILSONWALTERWALTER.WILSON@ILLINOIS.GOV
LASALLE(217) 512-4908JANIAKTYLERTYLER.JANIAK@ILLINOIS.GOV
LAWRENCE(217) 836-5477FERGUSONKENKEN.FERGUSON@ILLINOIS.GOV
MADISON(217) 606-1930BARNESEDED.BARNES@ILLINOIS.GOV
MARION(217) 836-7794LASLEYREBECCAREBECCA.LASLEY@ILLINOIS.GOV
MCCOUPIN(217) 606-1918LAWJULIEJULIE.LAW2@ILLINOIS.GOV
MCDONOUGH(217) 836-2358SLOANROBERTROBERT.SLOAN@ILLINOIS.GOV
MCHENRY(217) 512-4033DOWNEYMELISSAMELISSA.M.DOWNEY@ILLINOIS.GOV
MCLEAN(217) 685-3248GRANTCHRISTOPHERCHRISTOPHER.GRANT@ILLINOIS.GOV
MCLEAN(217) 685-3531HEAPJORDANJORDAN.M.HEAP@ILLINOIS.GOV
MORGAN(217) 685-9343TREECELORALEELORALEE.TREECE@ILLINOIS.GOV
ORLAND PARK(217) 836-5082HERNANDEZANTHONYANTHONY.HERNANDEZ@ILLINOIS.GOV
PALATINE(217) 836-6691MURPHYSHYNAESHYNAE.MURPHY@ILLINOIS.GOV
PEORIA(217) 836-4573GROSEMARKROGER.M.GROSE@ILLINOIS.GOV
PEORIA(217) 836-3762TRUEBLOODTRACYTRACY.TRUEBLOOD@ILLINOIS.GOV
ROCK ISLAND(217) 512-4096WAIBELCARLACARLA.WAIBEL@ILLINOIS.GOV
SALINE(217) 836-2078MCBRIDELISALISA.MCBRIDE@ILLINOIS.GOV
SPRINGFIELD(217) 836-6514ENGLISHCARLOSCARLOS.ENGLISH2@ILLINOIS.GOV
SPRINGFIELD(217) 836-5938FUITENKIMBERLYKIMBERLY.FUITEN@ILLINOIS.GOV
SPRINGFIELD(217) 685-9402ROACHCHADCHAD.ROACH@ILLINOIS.GOV
ST CLAIR(217) 836-5588ORLANDOMICHELLEMICHELLE.ORLANDO@ILLINOIS.GOV
ST CLAIR(217) 606-1919RADLOFFSTEPHENSTEPHEN.RADLOFF@ILLINOIS.GOV
ST CLAIR(217) 836-6085VANSELOWJASONJASON.VANSELOW@ILLINOIS.GOV
STEPHENSON(217) 512-4913PAGGITINATINA.PAGGI@ILLINOIS.GOV
VERMILLION(271) 685-2720ILLAWILLIAMWILLIAM.ILLA@ILLINOIS.GOV
WHITSIDE(217) 512-4910BUTLERBRIANBRIAN.BUTLER@ILLINOIS.GOV
WILL(217) 836-6966BONNERKENNETHKENNETH.BONNER@ILLINOIS.GOV
WILLIAMSON(217) 606-1933GRIFFITHDAXDAX.GRIFFITH@ILLINOIS.GOV
WINNEBAGO(217) 512-4912BECKFORDMELISSAMELISSA.BECKFORD@ILLINOIS.GOV
WINNEBAGO(217) 606-1921FUEHRERDEBBIEDEBBIE.FUEHRER@ILLINOIS.GOV
WINNEBAGO(217) 836-6575JAYMICHAELMICHAEL.JAY@ILLINOIS.GOV
WINNEBAGO(815) 633-8945TAYLORMATTHEWMATTHEW.TAYLOR@ILLINOIS.GOV

 

Stand Up and Be Counted

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is here to help you navigate the many federal, state, and local resources and benefits available to veterans. Whether you have a specific question or would simply like us to help identify programs and benefits for which you may be eligible, our Veteran Service Officers are standing by to help.

By Standing Up to Be Counted, you will also be assisting your fellow veterans by helping IDVA and the entire veteran advocacy community to gain a better understanding of whom and where Illinois' veterans are. This will help us plan for future services, lobby for further federal VA funding and facilities, and generally serve Illinois' veterans better. Stand Up and Be Counted

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2019 IACVAC Directory

Please Click this link for the 2019 IACVAC Directory