U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs
Welcome to the GI Bill Website: The Home for All Educational Benefits Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
 Post-9/11 GI Bill And Other Programs

Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs is not a part of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA - or the "VA" as it's often termed). website    

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) - Veterans Services
Assisting veterans in finding gainful employment is a top priority at IDES.  


Illinois workNet - Veterans Assistance
Use the Veterans Assistance Employment Guide or select a related guide and follow along the process steps to successfully achieve employment.

Illinois workNet - Veterans Resources & Links
  Education & Training
  Health Services
  Job Search Tools
  Local Listings
  Priority of Service & Others
  Transition Assistance 


DuPage County - Veterans Services
421 N County Farm Road, 2nd Floor - Rear of Cafeteria, Wheaton, IL 60187
 Organizations Providing Assistance - FED/State/County/Local
Veterans' Assistance Commission (VAC) 

Quit Smoking Community's guide to tobacco addiction among veterans: https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/how-to-quit-smoking/veterans-and-tobacco-addiction/  

A helpful resource for veterans struggling with substance abuse issues on Addiction Resource:  https://addictionresource.com/addiction/veterans-and-substance-abuse/.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

About Us

 VFW Post 11018 - Bartlett Post
 P.O. Box 8412, Bartlett, IL 60103
 tel: (630) 830-0111
   Meeting Location & Time
     825 Carillon Dr., Bartlett, IL 60103
     7:00 PM 1st Thursday
   Quartermaster: Gerold Abraham
   Commander: Glen Schlechter          
 VFW Post 10396 - Carol Stream Post 
 4N650 Brookside West Dr., Carol Stream IL 60188
 tel: (630) 584-3477
   Meeting Location & Time
    616 Hiawatha Dr., Carol Stream, IL 60188     
    7:00 PM 2nd Tuesday
   Quartermaster: Frederick Gerleve
   Commander: James Benzin

VFW Post 5151 - Arnold-Heath Memorial Post
P.O. Box 9, Streamwood, IL 60107
tel: (630) 483-0055
  Meeting Location & Time
   520 S. Bartlett Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
   7:00 PM 2nd Wednesday
  Quartermaster: Steven Wilson
  Commander: Tonya Dinwiddie             
VFW Post 7539 - Bloomingdale Post
101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
tel: (630) 351-2066
  Meeting Location & Time       
 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    7:00 PM 3rd Thursday
  Quartermaster: David Burdick
  Commander: Charles Groner 

Mesothelioma Veterans Center

Veterans Memorial

The Village of Hanover Park has constructed a monument to the Veterans of our Country.  It is located in the front plaza at Village Hall, and is a place that residents and non-residents can remember loved ones who have served our country in the nation's different service branches. 
To learn more about brick sponsorships, or to purchase a memorial brick for a Veteran you know, click here for the brick order form.

War Dog Memorial

The Village of Hanover Park’s Veterans Committee is embarking on a fundraising project to raise $25,000 to purchase and install a War Dog Statue to honor Military working dogs (America's forgotten heroes).
The one and a half size cast of a German Shepherd will be dedicated in a place of prominence in the recently completed Veterans Memorial,
located at the Hanover Park Village Hall.
   How can you help?  Send a tax deductible donation to:
   Village of Hanover Park
   Attn:  War Dog Memorial
   2121 Lake Street
   Hanover Park, IL  60133
   Donate online by clicking here.
Veteran's Honor Roll Plaque
The Veterans Committee has an Honor Roll Plaque hanging up at Village Hall to honor those who have honorably served our country.  If you are interested in being recognized on this plaque, click here to download a copy of the Veteran's Honor Roll application.

Operation Air Lift Collection
The Veterans Committee is collecting donations for Operation Airlift.  Donations can be dropped off in the lobby of Village Hall located at 2121 West Lake Street.  Items needed include food and food products such as chewing gum, cookies (boxed or individual), hard candy, beef or turkey jerky, peanut butter in small plastic jars, peanut butter or cheese crackers, individual packets of peanuts, pop top fruit (small cans), soups (Maruchan in cups, dry), trail mixed/granola bars, and variety pak cereal.  Also needed are personal/paper products such as bath towels (dark colors), batteries, chap sticks, envelopes, eye drops, games, hand sanitizer (packets or plastic bottles, no pump type), Kleenex tissue (small pocket size), pens/pencils, Q-Tips/cotton swabs, shaving cream (gel, no aerosal cans), small shampoo, vaseline, and writing tablets.  Please note all items should be plastic, as nothing can be shipped in glass containers.

Support Our Troops
The Village has yellow ribbon and bows available in the Clerk's office for residents who would like to show their support for our troops. 
The cost is $1.00 for 2 yards of yellow ribbon and a bow. Please show your support!
For a list of upcoming Veteran's Committee events, click here.
For further information about the Veteran's Committee, please contact Trustee Rick Roberts at (630) 823-5901.
Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce
335 S. Main St., Located in the BMO Harris Bank
Bartlett, IL 60103
(630) 830-0324


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