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War Memory and Commemoration Town Hall
February 26, 2019 | noon - 2 p.m.
This program will take place at The Conference Center of Prairie State College Proven IT Conference Room. This program will have a collection of student veterans who will share brief selections of some of the poems, literature, memoirs, personal correspondence, and films and how it connects with their own service. view PDF

ReinventHER Forum
March 20,2019 | noon - 5 p.m.
Our annual Women Veterans Program, in partnership with Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs will take place at The Conference Center of Prairie State College Proven IT Conference Room from

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™
  • About Wounded Warrior Project™: Visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
  • VA Launches Personalized Health Benefits Handbook
  • VA Providing Credit Monitoring to Misidentified Veterans
  • Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP)

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.

Click here to listen


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.

Click here to listen

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Main Building, Prairie Center
Thursday March 7, 2019
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Our mission is to support veterans, service members and their families by providing resources in the hope of helping them manage some of the challenges they may face.

 Workshops presented by
- Illinois Department of Central Management Services
- Will County Veterans Assistance Commission
- Women’s Business Development Center
- VetMentors, LLC.

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Central Management Services

State Employment Application Process Workshop, Illinois Department of Central Management Services
The workshop will start with a Power Point presentation which will cover the steps of the State Employment Application Process, how to obtain grades, resources available to applicants, and Veterans Preference.  Following the presentation, questions will be answered about the process.
: T-190 | Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Will County Vet Assistance

VA Benefits, Will County Veterans Assistance Commission
An overview of your VA benefits to include time on Aid & Assistance.  The session will include a power point presentation.
Room: T-190 | Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Women's Business Development Center

Minding Your Business Developing a mindset for business success, Women’s Business Development Center
 Starting, operating, and even building a successful business or company has very little to do with revenue producing activities, it has more to do with continually nurturing your mindset. There is value in adopting the process of mindset rehab. There are 10 Keys (and a bonus) that are important as you make the decision to start your business and eventually morph into a successful business owner.
Room: T-192 | Time: 10 - 11 a.m.

Women's Business Development Center

The 5 M’s of Marketing: A framework to create a successful marketing strategy, Women’s Business Development Center
A 45-minute workshop on the power of developing a healthy marketing strategy for your business. Did you know that marketing is 85% of your business’ success and no matter how great your service or product is, if it’s not marketed appropriately, it won’t matter. Take this class to learn how to market and to discover what how to effectively hone your marketing skills.
Room: T-192 | Time: 9 - 10 a.m.

Vet Mentors

FREE Veteran's Home Buying Workshop, VetMentors, LLC
This workshop will provide the veteran the tools to boost their credit scores, choose types of loans and awareness of inspections which are tied to them, and in choosing homes.
T-191 | Time: 10 - 11 a.m., noon - 1 p.m.

Employment/Entrepreneur/Volunteer Resources

  • CRCP
  • Dot Foods
  • National Able Network
  • Comcast
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security
  • Utility Workers Military Assistance Program
  • UPS
  • Women’s Business Development Center
  • The Chicago Lighthouse
  • Old Second National Bank
  • Journey Care Foundation
  • YSVP of YMCA - Urban Warriors Program
  • Road Home Program: The Center 4 Vets & Families @ Rush
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Bunker Labs HQ
  • KLLM Driving Academy
  • Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS)
  • Construction Business Development Center

Service Resources

  • DAV Regional Office
  • Bloom Township
  • Cook County Veterans Affairs
  • Cook County Assessors’ Office
  • Illinois Dept of Vet Affairs Veterans Service Officer
  • Hines VA Homeless Outreach Team
  • Hines Medical team
  • Prince Home in Manteno
  • Cook County Health
  • VFW Post 311
  • Citizens Utility Board
  • Chicago Heights Veteran Center
  • Illinois Dept of VA - Veterans' Education
  • VFW Regional Office
  • Cook County Recorders Office
  • Illinois State Treasurers Office
  • Hines VA Veteran's Mental Health Consumer Advisory Council
  • Illinois Office of Comptroller
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Will County Veterans Assistance Commission
  • Road Home Program: The Center 4 Vets & Families @ Rush
  • Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network
  • Volunteers of America - Illinois
  • CEDA
  • Odyssey Golf Foundation
  • Honor Flight Chicago
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Vet Mentors, LLC
  • Park Forest Veterans Commission
  • ComEd
  • Respond Now
  • Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook
  • CountyPark Forest Public Library
  • Social Security Administration, and Department of VA - VBA