NWVU and ABC 7 Salutes Ethel Crowder


NWVU and ABC 7 Eyewitness News Salutes Ethel Crowder – a Chicagoan and World War II veteran. From 1944-1946, Crowder was in the first Negro Women’s Army Corps unit that served overseas during the war. Crowder, along with about a thousand other women, were sent to England and France. Crowder and her comrades were responsible for sorting all the mail and packages and making sure they reached the front lines of war. Continue reading

VA Removes Annual Income Reporting Requirement


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is eliminating the annual requirement for most Veterans enrolled in VA’s health care system to report income information beginning in March 2014. Instead, VA will automatically match income information obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration. Continue reading

May 1st Friday Bid Whist Set

The May 1st Friday Bid Whist Set is being played in honor of Military Appreciation Month Friday * May 2, 2014 * 7pm MPMA Veterans Center * 7011 South Vincennes Avenue Comrades! Join us for a night of food, fun, fellowship and fundraising!!! Continue reading

Prairie State Veterans Services Fair 2014

Prairie State Veterans Services Fair 2014, April 9 – 9AM – 12PM. Please Visit the NWVU table.
Connecting Veterans and Their Families to Resources, Community Resources, Housing Information, Veterans Benets Administration, Veterans Service Organizations, General Health Screenings, Legal, and much more. Continue reading

VAC Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Luncheon

It is that time once again, so mark your calendars for Saturday, March 29th, 2014, 2PM-7PM, for the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County 40th Annual Dinner event. The location for this years’ event is located in the Southwest suburbs of Cook County. Tickets. $25ea/per person. Tables of 8 is preferable, guest or couples also accepted. Continue reading

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair March 2014

Join Hiring Our Heroes on March 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, for an employment fair for veteran job seekers and military spouses.There will be over 100 employers in attendance conducting onsite interviews. The fair will be held at the UIC Forum on 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608.This event will be a FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers and
military spouses. Continue reading