Gov.-Elect Pritzker Lays Out Goals To Help Veterans

Craig Dellimore
November 12, 2018 - 4:42 pm

David Harris, former adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard, talks about his role on a veterans panel for Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker, left. (WBBM Newsradio/Craig Dellimore)

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AURORA (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker observed the Veteran’s Day holiday on Monday by introducing his transition team’s  Veterans Affairs Committee.



Republican State Rep. David Harris, former adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard, is one of the co-chairs of the “Serving Illinois Heroes Committee,” as it’s called. He said helping veterans across the state is not a partisan issue, and the members are eager to get to work.

Pritzker’s goals for helping Illinois veterans include fixing the veterans home in Quincy and completing a stalled veterans home project in Chicago. He admits the state is challenged in finding the money to do it all. 

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is another co-chair of this panel, and so is U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday headlined a state ceremony in downtown Chicago honoring Illinois veterans. He said citizens owe veterans a debt that can never be repaid.