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New laws to help local war Veterans

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signs three new laws that will help local Veterans and their families.

The laws will help Veterans find information about jobs, state agencies that can help them with healthcare and education and other programs for servicemembers.

"Today on the Fourth of July, we honor our founding fathers by improving the lives of the men and women who serve this nation," said Governor Quinn. "Supporting our Veterans, who sacrifice to ensure the freedoms we enjoy, is one of my top priorities. These new laws will make sure our heroes receive the services they need here at home."

 "It is more important than ever to care for our Veterans and to make it easier for them to access benefits and programs, said Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) Director Erica Borggren. "These laws do just that, while also helping us chip away at the Veteran unemployment problem." 

For more information about programs and benefits for Veterans, visit Veterans.Illinois.Gov or call the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs at 217-782-6641 or 312-814-2460.

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