News

Quinn Appoints IDVA Director

Quinn Appoints IDVA Director

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A U.S. Marine veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan has been named acting director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Rodrigo Garcia has served as assistant director since 2011. He’s also been an advocate for student veterans and is national chairman of the Board of Directors for Student Veterans of America. He replaces Erica Borggren, who is leaving to head the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The agency serves Illinois’ 744,000 veterans.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Economic Development Commission Backs Parking Garage Repairs

9-1-15 Economic Development Commission

A project that's been delayed for years may end up going forward, thanks in part to the city's new Economic Development Commission.

in Local

SEIU Urges Override of Rauner Veto

9-1-15 SEIU

The Service Employees International Union used the State Capitol Rotunda to hold a class they say Governor Bruce Rauner is trying to cut.

in Local

Farmers Need to be Promoters, Too

USFRA FPS sustainability press conf

Survey released at Decatur's Farm Progress Show.

in Local

Seven Now Dead in Legionnaires Outbreak

Quincy VA Home

Seven people have died from Legionnaires' disease at a veterans' home in Quincy.

in Local

Police Hunt for 3 Suspects After Lake County Sheriffs Deputy Killed

FOX LAKE AP

Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.