OTTAWA, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, has been appointed to serve on the House Veterans Advisory Council, which looks at programs and studies conducted in the U.S. on various issues that affect the lives of veterans.
“Being asked to serve on this council and contribute to helping all the veterans in this state is a great honor,” Yednock said. “There are a number of veterans in my district including those at the LaSalle Veterans Home whom I hope to be able to help.”
The Illinois Veterans Advisory Council is a bipartisan group of elected officials and veterans that meets quarterly to discuss the concerns of veterans across the state and to advise the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs on significant issues. Yednock will serve on the council without pay or reimbursement.
“With this new appointment I’d like to encourage veterans and their families to share their concerns and suggestions with me that can help address and improve quality of life for those who served,” Yednock said. “This advisory council position give me the chance to take the info I get directly from vets in the Illinois Valley and put present it to this council to turn it into something that can help.”