Military Families

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How Military Families Prepare For Their Loved Ones Return

Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.

11/03/2014

Gov Quinn today at 3809 W. 83rd Street where a marine reservist bought her first house. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Governor Quinn Announces $5 Million Investment In Military Families

Governor Pat Quinn announced Sunday the investment of $5 million in a program aimed at helping returning soldiers become homeowners.

05/26/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama joined Gov. Pat Quinn in Chicago on June 26, 2012, when he signed legislation allowing military spouses and veterans to more easily transfer their professional licenses to Illinois, so they can stay in the same profession after relocating from another state. (Credit: CBS)

Michelle Obama Cheers Illinois Military Family Law

Michelle Obama got a boost Tuesday from her home state of Illinois in her campaign to make it easier for military spouses to advance their own careers amid the frequent moves that come with life in a military family.

06/26/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Urges Donations To Military Families’ Fund For 9/11

Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinoisans to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by giving a helping hand to military families.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

SnowCare For Troops

Volunteers Clear Snow For Military Families

SnowCare for Troops is a free service for military families that not many people seem to be aware of.

CBS 2–01/26/2011