Governor Quinn Signs Bills Helping Veterans, Service Members Find Employment In Public Safety Sector

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis at Governor Pat Quinn’s side as the governor of Illinois sign three bills for veterans at the intersection of Dunton Avenue and Oakton Street.

Governor Pat Quinn signed into law new laws that honor veterans and service members by easing the process of becoming police officers, state troopers, EMTs, and commercial vehicle drivers just before the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade stepped off at Dunton Avenue and Oakton Street.

Governor Pat Quinn celebrated the Fourth of July by signing a package of bills helping more members of the United States Armed Forces, Reserves and Illinois National Guard find employment as police officers, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and commercial vehicle drivers. The action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to support our Veterans and service members. The new laws will utilize the experience, teamwork and discipline service members gain on the front lines to help serve the public on the home front.

One bill honor a veterans experience and allows veterans to join the Illinois State Police without the prerequisite of a college degree.

Governor Pat Quinn signs three bill which facilitate veterans and service members’ requirements to gain employment as police officer, Illinois State troopers, firefighters, EMTs and commercial vehicle drivers.

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