Veterans Services

Starting June 14, 2013 the Cook County Recorder of Deeds will operate a special Veterans Service Office on the first floor of the Downtown Chicago Office. This will help ensure veterans receive private and attentive assistance when recording or retrieving DD-214 military discharge records. Click here for more information.


Cook County to launch Military and Veterans discount program

Cook County's new Military and Veterans Discount Program is officially launching Wednesday November 12, 2014 and will provide veterans and active duty military with a free money-saving Discount Card and access to a diverse network of over 120 businesses that are committed to providing these discounts. Active-duty personnel, veterans, and guard members and reservists may visit Cook County Recorder of Deeds' Veterans Service Office at 118 N. Clark St, Room 120, Chicago, and upon proving proof of service, receive the Discount Card. More information is available at and at Cook County Recorders Division's Veterans Service Office at 312-603-5788. Click here for information on suburban locations.


Request a Service Banner

To request a Silver Star Service Banner for a wounded or ill service member or Veteran, click here for application


Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital Veterans Food Pantry

Greater Chicago Food Depository in partnership with Hines VA Hospital and Americorps is providing food for those who served. Click here for more information.


Free Child Care for Veterans

The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs has partnered with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and the Federal VA to provide quality, state licensed childcare at No Cost while you attend your scheduled medical or counseling appointments; or job interview. Click here on how to set this up in 3 easy steps.


Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Appeals Specialist

For assistance with your appeals, please contact VSO/Appeals Specialist Chuck Bosko, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, 2122 W. Taylor Street, Chicago IL 60612 312-980-4512


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall and Traveling Museum

September 26th thru the 30th. Queen of Heaven Cemetery 1400 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL. Click here for more information.