Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is grateful for the selfless dedication and sacrifices made by our local veterans in the defense of our country and our freedoms.
In 2008, the State’s Attorney’s Office purchased an ADA-accessible shuttle bus for use by the Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County. The air-conditioned, 20-seat bus transports local veterans from Joliet to Hines VA Hospital where they receive necessary medical services.
The original bus was in need of repair and had become too small to meet the needs of our local veterans. State’s Attorney Glasgow recognized the crucial need for improved transportation and looked for a resourceful way to secure the funding to buy a new vehicle for our veterans. The state’s attorney secured funding for the new bus by using money forfeited to the state by criminals. This new bus enables the VAC to provide 6,000 veterans with free rides to Hines VA Hospital.
“We can never repay our local veterans whose selfless dedication and sacrifice were critical to the defense of our country and our freedom,” State’s Attorney Glasgow said during a 2008 dedication ceremony for the new bus. “We as a society must do everything in our power to ensure that their needs are met. They deserve access to health care in a way that respects their dignity and demonstrates our deep gratitude for their loyalty and courage. I am honored that I have been given the opportunity to play a role in securing their transportation to and from Hines Hospital for these medical services.”
In 2014, State’s Attorney Glasgow also partnered with a local business to provide a Chevy Express Van, at no cost to taxpayers, to help transport veterans for local appointments throughout Will County.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs is committed to serving and assisting Illinois veterans. We have compiled a list of resources available to those seeking mortgage assistance, as well as resources to assist those experiencing difficulty with mortgage payments.
MORTGAGE FINANCING ASSISTANCE
Illinois Housing Development Authority Loan
– A comprehensive homebuyer package for first time home buyers in Illinois.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 1 (888) 768-2132
Apply for a home loan guaranty certificate to be used at a lending institution when securing financing.