MARSEILLES, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, hosted his first meeting of his Veterans Advisory Council meeting at the Marseilles American Legion to help local veterans understand their benefits and rights in Illinois.
“I want to make sure that local veterans are able to access the services that are owed to them by Illinois,” Yednock said. “These selfless men and women sacrificed so much to keep our communities safe and protected from tyranny. Events like these are one way we can give back to our veterans.”
“Representative Yednock has vowed to be a fighter for our local veterans, and it is my hope that his colleagues in Springfield will work toward bipartisan solutions that help our local veterans,” said Steven Kreitzer, Superintendent of the LaSalle County Veterans Assistance Commission. “There will be more meetings for veterans and advocates to attend throughout LaSalle County. I encourage everyone who has an stake in veterans issues to participate and voice their concerns.”
Yednock partnered with the LaSalle County Veterans Assistance Commission to update Illinois Valley veterans on the benefits that are available to them as well as assist them with critical property tax exemptions and more. Yednock wants to hear directly from local veterans in an effort to create new legislation to further benefit them. Yednock’s Veteran Advisory Council Meetings are as follows and each will start at 6 p.m.:
Yednock will be hosting additional meetings for his Veterans Advisory Council, which are free to attend:
- Wednesday, November 20 at the Ottawa VFW located at 1501 La Salle St.
- Wednesday, January 22 at the LaSalle VFW located at 2325 Donahue St.