Illinois Governor Signs Veterans Higher Education Bill
CHICAGO - August 7, 2009. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that provides greater educational and informational resources for veterans attending illinois public colleges and universities. "This legislation provides our student veterans with the needed information, assistance and guidance they deserve," said Governor Quinn. "It is necessary that we take care of these fine men and women who have served our country proudly and ensure they are aware of the resources and benefits that are available to them to further their education." The Higher Education Veterans Service Act will require schools to create, publish and distribute a comprehensive guide of services available to veterans at their institution. The bill also requires schools with 1,000 or more full-time students to appoint a coordinator to act as a liaison between administrators and student veterans.

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