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Posted on: September 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Opportunities for Veterans in the 8th Congressional District


Upcoming Veterans events in the 8th Congressional District:

Friday, October 3rd, the Wood Dale VFW is hosting a Veterans’ Benefit Workshop on Friday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. until noon at 510 Georgetown Square. The event will focus on employment and Wood Dale employers will be present to speak to all in attendance. If you are interested in attending please contact Art Arriaga at (847) 239-3534 or

Hanover Township is hosting a free tour of Cantigny Park’s First Division Museum on Wednesday, October 29th at 1PM. If you bring your VA card or DD-214, you will automatically be enrolled in the Cantigny Honor Club for free admission and discounted services. For questions or more information please email Sarah Raby at

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced grants this week that support Veterans with disabilities in adaptive sports. Locally, these grants were awarded to World Sports Chicago and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. For additional information about the program and the awardees please refer to

The American Legion Post 1084 of Roselle is hosting Rocktoberfest on October 25th at 344 E. Maple Street. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow neighbors and Veterans. For more information please contact

Chicago Ideas Week is an annual, thought provoking, innovative ideas festival happening in the Chicagoland area beginning October 13. The festival is offering free and discounted tickets to Veterans and servicemembers while also featuring specific talks on Veterans and the military. Redeem your free tickets here with this special code:CIW4VETS4, or here with this special code: CIW4MLTRY4.

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