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Title:  

Distinguished Rochester Man To Be Named Illinois Veteran of the Month

 
 Volume/Number:  2013 December 13 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0283
 Description:  Larry Trapani served for 2 years in the Army as a military policeman, including an assignment with U.S. Army - Europe. Completing his enlistment in 1967, and began a career with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in 1969. He and his wife of 42 years, Darlene, reside in Rochester, Sangamon County, IL. Family, friends and fellow veterans are expected to attend the ceremony. 
 Agency ID:  1235**13 
 ISL ID:  000000052119   Original UID: 173256 
  Documents:  121313IDVATrapaniVotMMA.doc
 
 

Title:  

Do You Have What it Takes to Support the Red, White and Blue?

 
 Volume/Number:  2015 November 9 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: In honor of Veterans Day and all those who have served our country, the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs will join Team RWB to participate in a Workout of the Day (WOD) with Warriors. 
 Agency ID:  995**15 
 ISL ID:  000000072888   Original UID: 190406 
  Documents:  15-0995-IDVA_Media_Advisory.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

 
 Volume/Number:  2016 October 22 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: Domestic Violence 101 Workshop Presented by Remedies, Renewing Lives 1 p.m. 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000077013   Original UID: 191988 
  Documents:  16-0785-IDVA_Media_Advisory_.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Dot Foods donates steaks to Veterans in Quincy

 
 Volume/Number:  2016 November 10 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: Veterans residing at the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Home in Quincy received a very nice donation today from Dot Foods of Mt. Sterling. Dot Foods donated 250 pounds of rib eye steaks to the Illinois Veterans Home. 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000077927   Original UID: 192072 
  Documents:  16-0840-IDVA_Dot_Foods_Quincy.pdf
 
 

Title:  

El Gobernador Quinn designa a Rodrigo Garca como Secretario Interino de Asuntos de Veteranos

 
 Volume/Number:  2014 July 10 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0283
 Description:  El Gobernador Pat Quinn ha nombrado a Rodrigo Garca como Director Interino del Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos de Illinois (IDVA, por sus siglas en ingls), ser el reemplazo de Erica Borggren, quien dirigir el Departamento de Transporte de Illinois como Secretaria Interina, a partir del 10 de Julio de 2014 
 Agency ID:  803**14 
 ISL ID:  000000052778   Original UID: 174000 
  Documents:  071014IDVAGovQuinnNamesRodrigoGarciaasActingVeteransAffairsDirector-SPANISH.doc
 
 

Title:  

Elgin Man To Be Named Illinois Veteran of the Month

 
 Volume/Number:  2014 May 23 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0283
 Description:  In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Chindavanh Keomuongchanh and his family fled Laos to avoid persecution by the ruling Communist government. He and his family arrived in Illinois, where he completed high school and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy for a career spanning three decades, including deployments to the Indian Ocean, Western Pacific, Mediterranean, and Persian Gulf Theaters, culminating with his retirement as a Petty Officer 1st Class in logistics. He earned numerous awards and decorations for his service, including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and Expert Rifleman and Pistol Medals, and the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Designator. 
 Agency ID:  613**14 
 ISL ID:  000000053282   Original UID: 174554 
  Documents:  052314IDVAChindavanhKeomuongchanhVotMMA.doc
 
 

Title:  

Federal and State Agreement Will Maximize Educational Benefits for Illinois Veterans

 
 Volume/Number:  2014 November 7 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has joined Illinois elected officials, veteran and student groups, and several state agencies in support of a rule change that will maximize educational benefits for Illinois veterans. 
 Agency ID:  1320**14 
 ISL ID:  000000068146   Original UID: 187489 
  Documents:  110714IDVAPost911GIBillRules.doc
 
 

Title:  

First Lady Diana Rauner Announces Cards for Heroes Military Holiday Card Drive

 
 Volume/Number:  2017 November 8 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: First Lady Diana Rauner today announced the 2017 Holiday Card Drive for the Military. Done in partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO) of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Illinois Executive Mansion Association, the drive aims to send Illinois brave service men and women overseas the simple joy of knowing that people back home are thinking of them at holiday time. 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000079550   Original UID: 193821 
  Documents:  15041-First_Lady_Cards_for_Heroes_Press_Release.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Four Boy Scouts Recognized for Projects Completed at the Illinois Veterans Home

 
 Volume/Number:  2017 May 2 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: The Master Gardners Club, in conjunction with the Illinois Veterans Home, will recognize four area Boy Scouts who have completed, or have nearly completed, their Eagle Scout projects in the Memorial Garden or in the Schapers Courtyard, both located on the grounds of the Illinois Veterans Home. 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000079214   Original UID: 193097 
  Documents:  14340-IDVA_Boy_Scouts_Release.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Fourteen Organizations to Receive More Than $241,000 in Grants Thanks to Veterans Cash Lottery Ticket Sales

 
 Volume/Number:  2014 March 17 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) today announced a total of $241,582 in grants from Veterans Cash scratch-off lottery ticket sales to help fourteen non-profits and local governmental entities deliver specialized programs and services to the Illinois veteran community. 
 Agency ID:  277**14 
 ISL ID:  000000058660   Original UID: 179878 
  Documents:  031714IDVAVetCashGrant2FY14.doc
 
 

Title:  

Gov. Pritzker Announces 31-Year Navy Veteran Terry Prince to Serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs

 
 Volume/Number:  2021 March 19 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker named Terry Prince, a 31-year United States Navy veteran with experience leading veterans homes in Ohio, to serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000089977   Original UID: 201113 
  Documents:  22973-IDVA_Press_Release_031921.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Governor Quinn Names Rodrigo Garcia Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary

 
 Volume/Number:  2014 July 10 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0283
 Description:  Governor Pat Quinn has appointed Rodrigo Garcia as Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA), replacing Erica Borggren, who will head the Illinois Department of Transportation as Acting Secretary, effective July 10, 2014. 
 Agency ID:  802**14 
 ISL ID:  000000052779   Original UID: 174001 
  Documents:  071014IDVAGovQuinnNamesRodrigoGarciaasActingVeteransAffairsDirector.doc
 
 

Title:  

Governor Quinn Recognizes First Program to Help Military Veterans Use their Training to Achieve a Nursing Degree

 
 Volume/Number:  2014 December 19 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: Bridge Program at Joliet Junior College Could Help Veterans Save Dozens of Credit Hours and Thousands in Tuition and Fees 
 Agency ID:  1451**14 
 ISL ID:  000000068868   Original UID: 188141 
  Documents:  121914IDVA-JJCLPNBridge.doc
 
 

Title:  

Governors Tree Dedication in honor of Gold Star Families

 
 Volume/Number:  2016 December 5 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: In Honor of Illinois's Gold Star Family's fallen hero, members of the Gold star family will place an ornament on the Governors Tree. 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000077349   Original UID: 192232 
  Documents:  16-0905-IDVA_Media_Advisory.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Governors Tree Dedication in honor of Gold Star Families

 
 Volume/Number:  2018 November 3 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: In Honor of Illinois fallen heroes, Gold Star family members will place an ornament on the Governors Tree. This ceremony reminds us of the sacrifice made by our men and women serving in the armed forces. 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000083006   Original UID: 195731 
  Documents:  19473-Governors_Tree_Dedication_in_honor_of_Gold_Star_Families.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Grayslake Man Honored as Illinois Veteran of the Month

 
 Volume/Number:  2014 July 18 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0283
 Description:  Robert Krautstrunk joined the Navy in January, 1944 and served as a Radioman 2nd Class in the waning days of World War II on the USS Requin (SS 481). While the Requin (ray-quin) was on its first combat patrol in the Sea of Japan when the war ended, for Krautstrunk, it was the start of a lifetime of service, accomplishments, and making a difference in his community. 
 Agency ID:  824**14 
 ISL ID:  000000052798   Original UID: 174020 
  Documents:  071814IDVAKrautstrunkJulyVotMRELEASE.doc
 
 

Title:  

Grayslake Man To Be Named Illinois Veteran of the Month

 
 Volume/Number:  2014 July 2011 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0283
 Description:  Robert Krautstrunk joined the Navy in January, 1944 and served as a Radioman 2nd Class in the waning days of World War II on the USS Requin (SS 481). Requin (ray-quin) was a Tench-class submarine and the only ship of the U.S. Navy to be named after the requin, a sand shark. As a plank-holder on the Requin, Krautstrunk was a member of the initial crew who took the boat from its commissioning in April 1945 to combat patrol duty in the Pacific. He was aboard the Requin on its first combat patrol in the Sea of Japan when the war ended and the boat was recalled to port. He received his honorable discharge in May 1946 and returned to Chicago. 
 Agency ID:  805**14 
 ISL ID:  000000052783   Original UID: 174005 
  Documents:  071114IDVAKrautstrunkJulyVotMMA.doc
 
 

Title:  

Gulf War Veteran Reports for Duty as IDVA Women Vets Coordinator, Vet Business Champion

 
 Volume/Number:  2015 May 26 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: U.S. Army Gulf War veteran Nicole Mandeville reported for duty today with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs as a Senior Program Manager, championing Women Veterans issues, Gold Star Family Coordinator, and as the facilitator for Veteran Business Owners and Entrepreneurs. 
 Agency ID:  569**15 
 ISL ID:  000000071441   Original UID: 189417 
  Documents:  052615IDVAMandevilleReports.doc
 
 

Title:  

Hispanic Leader Named Illinois Veteran of the Month

 
 Volume/Number:  2013 October 16 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0283
 Description:  The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) recognized Edgar Delgado, a U.S. Air Force veteran, volunteer and prominent member of the Hispanic community as the Illinois Veteran of the Month October 2013. 
 Agency ID:  1036**13 
 ISL ID:  000000051618   Original UID: 172583 
  Documents:  101613IDVAVOTMRELEASE-Delgado.doc
 
 

Title:  

Honor 200 Recipient Names Announced

 
 Volume/Number:  2018 October 22 
 Issuing Agency:  Illinois Department of Veterans` Affairs 0196
 Description:  Press Release: The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) will announce the names of the veterans who have been chosen to represent the Bicentennial Honor 200. The veterans were selected because of their achievements and on the extent to which their contributions have aided, benefited and provided inspiration to their community. 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000082826   Original UID: 195522 
  Documents:  19264-Honor_200_Recipient_Names_.pdf
 
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