The State of Illinois offers a variety of programs and resources for veterans and their families. Here you will find a collection of federal, state, and local services available to veterans on a wide variety of issues. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please feel welcome to give my office a call at (815) 254-0000 and a member of my constituent service team will be happy to assist you.
On behalf of all of us, thank you for your service to our country. Our community is grateful for your sacrifice in defense of our freedoms. Please feel welcome to let us know any way in which we can assist you or your family.
State Representative, 97th District
Illinois Veterans’ Benefits
Click HERE for a brochure on all the information every Illinois veteran needs to know on state programs and resources available to veterans and their families.
Please click on the links below to find valuable federal, state, and local resources available to veterans and their families:
Illinois Veterans Hotline, 1-800-382-3000 (Illinois Attorney General's Office)
Veterans Advisory Council
The following individuals from our community serve on Rep. Tom Cross' Veterans Advisory Council. We salute them for their service to our country in the U.S. Armed Forces and thank them for their continued service to our community.
Please join us in recognizing these outstanding local men and women:
Frank Pierson - U.S. Army/Iraq
J.C. Tromp - U.S. Army/World War II
Kristina McNichol - Acting Superintendent, Will County Veterans Assistance Commission
Anna Bazik - U.S. Air Force
Thomas Mlynek - U.S. Navy/Vietnam (Reserve)
Ed Dixon - U.S. Air Force/Vietnam; U.S. Army (Reserve)
Steve Barrett - U.S. Marine Corps
Gary Stieg - U.S. Army/Vietnam; U.S. Air Force (Reserve)
Tony Arellano - U.S. Navy
Greg Roach - U.S. Navy
Steve Goldblatt - U.S. Army
Gary Taylor - American Legion Post Marne 13, U.S. Army
Jean Perle - mother of serviceman
*Bernadette (Bernie) Slowinski - Operation Support Our Troops America
*Not a veteran
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