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Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Home Coordinator Gwen Diehl to Join Operation HerStory - First All-Female Honor Flight1207089Chicago, 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.10/5/2021 2:55:48 PMFalseIDVA10/5/2021 5:00:00 AM
Josephine Bogdanich, Manteno Veterans Home resident, participates in First All-Female Honor Flight 1207102Manteno, 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. 10/1/2021 3:13:43 PMFalseIDVA10/1/2021 5:00:00 AM
Veteran's Day at the 2021 DuQuoin State Fair1139072Springfield – 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 29.8/24/2021 2:47:29 PMFalseIDVA8/24/2021 5:00:00 AM
WWI Veteran Lost at Sea Memorialized at Oak Ridge Cemetery1156624SPRINGFIELD – 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.6/11/2021 9:57:00 PMFalseIDVA6/13/2021 5:00:00 AM
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Releases Independent Report on COVID-19 Cases at LaSalle Veterans Home1156802SPRINGFIELD – 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. 4/29/2021 10:36:31 PMFalseIDVA4/30/2021 5:00:00 AM
Pritzker Administration Announces First Round of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered to Residents and Staff at State Veterans' Homes1207896SPRINGFIELD – 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.1/4/2021 5:12:55 PMFalseIDVA12/31/2020 6:00:00 AM
IDVA and IDPH Investigating Single Case of Legionnaires' Disease at Quincy Veterans' Home1207943QUINCY – 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).12/23/2020 9:21:11 PMFalseIDVA12/23/2020 6:00:00 AM
IDVA Announces Assistant Director Anthony Vaughn to Serve as Interim Administrator of LaSalle Veterans' Home1208026LASALLE – 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.12/7/2020 8:16:56 PMFalseIDVA12/7/2020 6:00:00 AM
IDVA Launches Independent Investigation of Recent LaSalle Veterans Home COVID-19 Outbreak1208069LASALLE – 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.11/24/2020 5:22:28 PMFalseIDVA11/24/2020 6:00:00 AM
Department of Veterans' Affairs Launches ‘Operation Rising Spirit'1157787SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) today launched “Operation Rising Spirit,” a campaign challenging service organizations, volunteers, and patriots of Illinois to raise the spirits of military veterans and the heroic staff who care for them every day at state veterans’ homes in Anna, LaSalle, Manteno, and Quincy, Illinois.5/26/2020 7:58:26 PMFalseIDVA5/26/2020 5:00:00 AM