Danville V.A. Fights To Fill 200 Jobs Amid National Staffing Shortage

DANVILLE –  More than 200 jobs sit vacant at the Danville Veterans Affairs facility, mirroring a major staffing shortage at veterans facilities across the nation. Despite recent recruitment efforts at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville, vacancy numbers have remained the same for years. Tom Hossfeld, the head of human relations, says […]

National Guard Staff Sent To LaSalle, Quincy Veterans’ Homes After Outbreaks

QUINCY – Members of the Illinois National Guard staff have been sent to the LaSalle and Quincy Veterans’ homes to assist with COVID-19 testing and screening at the facilities, Gov. JB Pritzker’s office confirmed Thursday. It’s not a deployment and those going into the facilities are National Guard staff members and not reserve members. But Pritzker […]

Lawmaker Wants To Waive Concealed Carry Fee For Veterans

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are considering whether to waive the concealed carry license fee for qualified veterans. The legislation, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Murphy, a Republican from Springfield, would eliminate the fee for veterans who were honorably discharged and had earned a marksmanship badge. Jason Hoffman, with the Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars, said […]