Plan to Help Veterans in the Court System

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: Veteran’s Assistance Commission, TLS Veterans, and the State’s Attorney’s Office to Launch Veterans Track Program On March 20, 2017, the Veteran’s Assistance Commission (VAC), TLS Veterans (TLS), and the State’s Attorney’s Office will … Continue reading

412 Vets with 70% or More Disability Exempt from Real Estate Taxes This Year

A bill took effect last year which allowed Veterans who are 70% or more disabled, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to be exempt from property taxes. McHenry County Supervisor of Assessments Robert Ross explains, “In 2015 there … Continue reading

Obama Testing the Gingrich Approach to Veterans’ Health Care

When New Gingrich visited the Lake in the Hills Airport for a rally right before the Illinois Republican Primary Election in 2012, one of his “big ideas” was to unleash private medicine on the backlog of Veterans’ medical needs. Now … Continue reading

LITH Naval Vet Featured in Tribune Story about Agent Orange Benefits

Actually the story on the front page of the Friday Chicago Tribune was about those who have developed diseases like prostate cancer who are not eligible for Veterans Administration benefits because they never stepped foot on Vietnam soil. That includes … Continue reading

John Blanchard, Family Members & Staff Indicted for Defrauding Feds, Underpaying Veterans

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: OWNER AND FOUR EMPLOYEES OF CRYSTAL LAKE BUSINESSES CHARGED WITH DEFRAUDING UNITED STATES, U.S. MILITARY VETERANS, AND SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES ROCKFORD — the owner of certain Crystal Lake, Ill. … Continue reading

Veterans Stand Down in Crystal Lake April 30-May 1, Twelfth Since 2006

NASA Education’s Spring Stand Down is coming up at Crystal Lake’s Harvest Bible Chapel and Country Inn and Suites. The following email explains what is happening. Here’s some information on our up and coming stand down. The pics are John … Continue reading

Dick Durbin Visits McHenry County – Part 2

Wednesday, United States Senator Dick Durbin came to McHenry County. He met with employees of NASA Education and related companies at President John Blanchard’s headquarters on Route 31 in Prairie Grove. The first part of the visit was chronicled here … Continue reading