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Veteran Service Officers

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Our offices are currently closed for in-person visits.  For veteran services, please call or email your nearest Veteran Service Officer by locating them below.  They are available to assist you remotely via telephone, email or video meetings.  

If you prefer 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 Number LAST NAME FIRST NAME EMAIL
ADAMS (217)-836-2037 AKINS CHRISTIAN CHRISTIAN.M.AKINS@ILLINOIS.GOV
ADAMS (217) 836-2350 GRATTAN ZACHARY ZACHARY.GRATTAN@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHAMPAIGN (217) 685-2796 GLOVER LASHUNDA LASHUNDA.GLOVER@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO (217) 725-2688 MCKEE CYNTHIA CYNTHIA.MCKEE@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO (217) 725-1151 RICHARDS MICHELLE MICHELLE.RICHARDS@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO   (217) 836-5365 BUCHANAN SHARON SHARON.BUCHANAN@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO(APPEALS) (217) 836-5208 BAUTISTA CLAUDIA CLAUDIA.R.BAUTISTA@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO(APPEALS) (217) 512-4909 BOSKO CHARLES CHARLES.BOSKO@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO(APPEALS) (217) 836-4926 OVERTON DONNIS DONNIS.OVERTON@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHICAGO(APPEALS) (217) 836-5053 PETROSKY JOSEPH JOE.PETROSKY@ILLINOIS.GOV
CHRISTIAN (217) 836-4621 ROHMAN DONNA DONNA.ROHMAN@ILLINOIS.GOV
DECATUR (217) 685-1347 EAGLER JEFF  JEFF.EAGLER2@ILLINOIS.GOV
DECATUR (217) 685-0459 MCFADDEN PATRICK PATRICK.C.MCFADDEN@ILLINOIS.GOV
DUPAGE (217) 836-5916 LUTCHER-HAYES CHARLETTA CHARLETTA.LUTCHER-HAYES@ILLINOIS.GOV
DUPAGE (217) 836-8534 WOODWARD MARCUS MARCUS.WOODWARD@ILLINOIS.GOV
EFFINGHAM (217) 606-1931 LAYTON JOSHUA JOSHUA.LAYTON@ILLINOIS.GOV
FOREST PARK (217) 836-7378 GARY RICHARD RICHARD.GARY@ILLINOIS.GOV
FRANKLIN (217) 606-1932 REID ELLIOT ELLIOT.J.REID@ILLINOIS.GOV
HARVEY (217) 836-7336 LAWRENCE CHARLES CHARLES.LAWRENCE@ILLINOIS.GOV
JACKSON (217) 836-6639 POWER HAROLD HAROLD.POWER@ILLINOIS.GOV
JEFFERSON (217) 606-1920 LEWIS JEFFREY JEFFREY.LEWIS@ILLINOIS.GOV
KANE  (217) 836-6967 DELATORRE FRANK FRANK.DELATORRE2@ILLINOIS.GOV
KANKAKEE (815) 907-3609 ext 73609 ARMOUR GAVIN GAVIN.ARMOUR@ILLINOIS.GOV
KANKAKEE (815) 907-3608 ext 73608 NORFLEET MALON MALON.NORFLEET@ILLINOIS.GOV
KNOX (217) 685-1104 BIRDITT STEVEN STEVEN.BIRDITT@ILLINOIS.GOV
KNOX (217) 685-0146 LATHROP DAN DAN.LATHROP@ILLINOIS.GOV
LAKE-COOK (217) 512-4034 CORNET PATRICK PATRICK.CORNET@ILLINOIS.GOV
LAKE-COOK (217) 512-4911 WILSON WALTER WALTER.WILSON@ILLINOIS.GOV
LASALLE (217) 512-4908 JANIAK TYLER TYLER.JANIAK@ILLINOIS.GOV
LAWRENCE (217) 836-5477 FERGUSON KEN KEN.FERGUSON@ILLINOIS.GOV
MADISON (217) 606-1930 BARNES ED ED.BARNES@ILLINOIS.GOV
MARION (217) 836-7794 LASLEY REBECCA REBECCA.LASLEY@ILLINOIS.GOV
MCCOUPIN (217) 606-1918 LAW JULIE JULIE.LAW2@ILLINOIS.GOV
MCDONOUGH (217) 836-2358 SLOAN ROBERT ROBERT.SLOAN@ILLINOIS.GOV
MCHENRY (217) 512-4033 DOWNEY MELISSA MELISSA.M.DOWNEY@ILLINOIS.GOV
MCLEAN (217) 685-3248 GRANT CHRISTOPHER CHRISTOPHER.GRANT@ILLINOIS.GOV
MCLEAN (217) 685-3531 HEAP JORDAN JORDAN.M.HEAP@ILLINOIS.GOV
MORGAN (217) 685-9343 TREECE LORALEE LORALEE.TREECE@ILLINOIS.GOV
ORLAND PARK (217) 836-5082 HERNANDEZ ANTHONY ANTHONY.HERNANDEZ@ILLINOIS.GOV
PALATINE            N/A MURPHY SHYNAE SHYNAE.MURPHY@ILLINOIS.GOV
PEORIA (217) 836-4573 GROSE MARK ROGER.M.GROSE@ILLINOIS.GOV
PEORIA (217) 836-3762 TRUEBLOOD TRACY TRACY.TRUEBLOOD@ILLINOIS.GOV
ROCK ISLAND (217) 512-4096 WAIBEL CARLA CARLA.WAIBEL@ILLINOIS.GOV
SALINE (217) 836-2078 MCBRIDE LISA LISA.MCBRIDE@ILLINOIS.GOV
SPRINGFIELD (217) 836-6514 ENGLISH CARLOS CARLOS.ENGLISH2@ILLINOIS.GOV
SPRINGFIELD (217) 836-5938 FUITEN KIMBERLY KIMBERLY.FUITEN@ILLINOIS.GOV
SPRINGFIELD (217) 685-9402 ROACH CHAD CHAD.ROACH@ILLINOIS.GOV
ST CLAIR (217) 836-5588 ORLANDO MICHELLE MICHELLE.ORLANDO@ILLINOIS.GOV
ST CLAIR (217) 606-1919 RADLOFF STEPHEN STEPHEN.RADLOFF@ILLINOIS.GOV
ST CLAIR (217) 836-6085 VANSELOW JASON JASON.VANSELOW@ILLINOIS.GOV
STEPHENSON (217) 512-4913 PAGGI TINA TINA.PAGGI@ILLINOIS.GOV
VERMILLION (271) 685-2720 ILLA WILLIAM WILLIAM.ILLA@ILLINOIS.GOV
WHITSIDE (217) 512-4910 BUTLER BRIAN BRIAN.BUTLER@ILLINOIS.GOV
WILL (815) 730-4334 BONNER KENNETH KENNETH.BONNER@ILLINOIS.GOV
WILLIAMSON (217) 606-1933 GRIFFITH DAX DAX.GRIFFITH@ILLINOIS.GOV
WINNEBAGO (217) 512-4912 BECKFORD MELISSA MELISSA.BECKFORD@ILLINOIS.GOV
WINNEBAGO (217) 606-1921 FUEHRER DEBBIE DEBBIE.FUEHRER@ILLINOIS.GOV
WINNEBAGO (217) 836-6575 JAY MICHAEL MICHAEL.JAY@ILLINOIS.GOV
WINNEBAGO (815) 633-8945 TAYLOR MATTHEW MATTHEW.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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