Veterans News


  • From Boots to Books: Helping Our Veterans
  • Prairie State College Starts Chapter of SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society
  • Prairie State College to Receive Grant from Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project Website
  • VA Launches Personalized Health Benefits Handbook
  • VA Providing Credit Monitoring to Misidentified Veterans
  • Chicagoland Regional College Program
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Podcasts of Past Events

Battle Scars movie screening

Battle Scars
Movie Discussion Forum moderated by Chicago Heights Veterans Center Psychologist Dr. Richard Doss

October 27, 2017 | 6 p.m.

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War of Consinence

War of Conscience
A panel discussion about the challenges and critical issues facing many returning U.S. military service members and veterans.

February  21, 2018 | 12 p.m.

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The Veterans Townhall Meeting

PSC Veterans Townhall
PSC welcomes Southland Veterans and their families, to join us for this interactive town hall meeting where you will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the federal and state veterans services community.

February 18, 2020 | 6 p.m.

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The Veterans Townhall Meeting

PSC Veterans Townhall
This video recording is of an interactive town hall meeting, discussing the PACT Act, Mission Act and services IDVA provides.

March 24, 2023 | 6 p.m.

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Employment/Entrepreneur/Volunteer Resources


Calumet Area Industrial Commission

Chicago Police Department


Drug Enforcement Agency – Chicago Office

National Able Network – Veterans Forward

Illinois Dept. of Corrections

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois Dept. Of Children & Family Services

Illinois Dept. of Revenue

Illinois State Police Recruitment

SMS-Group, Inc.

First American Bank

Cook County Clerk - Election Judge Unit

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Belle Tire

Dept. of State – Passport Agency

Forest Preserve of Cook County

Cook County’s Bureau of Economic Development SBAP (Small Business Assistance Program)



VetMentors, LLC. – Focus is on housing: from homeless to homeownership


Service Resources


Citizens Utility Board

Cook County Health Department

Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs

Cook County Clerks’ Office

Cook County Dept of Environment & Sustainability

Illinois Office of the Attorney General

Illinois Department of Human Services

Illinois Dept of Vet Affairs Veterans Service Officer

Illinois Dept of VA - Veterans' Education Specialist

Illinois State Treasurer

Illinois Office of Comptroller

Chicago Heights Veteran Center

Respond Now

Southside Strong SP Coalition

Vet Mentors, LLC

VFW Regional Office (VSO)

Road Home

League of Women Voters

The South Suburban Council

Volunteers of America

Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network

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Veteran Townhall Meeting

On March 24th, this interactive town hall meeting where you will have the opportunity to hear from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Office of Community Care, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA), and Jesse Brown VA Hospital leadership on topics such as the VA’s PACT Act and the Mission Act. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and share your concerns.