State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, hosted his first meeting of his Veterans Advisory Council last week at the Marseilles American Legion to help local veterans understand their benefits and rights in Illinois.
“I want to make sure that local veterans are able to access the services that are owed to them by Illinois,” Yednock said in a press statement. “These selfless men and women sacrificed so much to keep our communities safe and protected from tyranny. Events like these are one way we can give back to our veterans.”�
Yednock partnered with the La Salle County Veterans Assistance Commission to update area veterans on the benefits available to them as well as assist them with critical property tax exemptions, among other items. Yednock wants to hear directly from local veterans in an effort to create new legislation to further benefit them.
“Rep. Yednock has vowed to be a fighter for our local veterans, and it is my hope that his colleagues in Springfield will work toward bipartisan solutions that help our local veterans,” said Steven Kreitzer, Superintendent of the La Salle County Veterans Assistance Commission, in a press statement. “There will be more meetings for veterans and advocates to attend throughout La Salle County. I encourage everyone who has an stake in veterans issues to participate and voice their concerns.”
Future Veteran Advisory Council meetings with Yednock are as follows and each will start at 6 p.m.:
• Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Ottawa VFW, 1501 La Salle St.
• Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the La Salle VFW, 2325 Donahue St.
25-Working,26-Delivered,01-All No Sub,02-Pol,19-Legal,24-ILGA
via Search 44 via rk2 on Inoreader https://ift.tt/2lCbcYv
September 24, 2019 at 11:27PM
Leave a Reply