Legislation giving veterans their own unique Illinois drivers’ licenses and State ID cards has passed both chambers of the General Assembly.

Senate Bill 2837, sponsored by Sen. Althoff, is aimed at raising awareness about resources available to veterans, and to provide emergency responders with valuable information when treating veterans during times of crisis. It would also help veterans take advantage of special discounts and incentives offered to them by private industry.

“This legislation is a common-sense way we can connect veterans with the resources they’ve earned because of their service,” Althoff said. “Veterans have sacrificed much to preserve our freedom, this legislation is one small way we can help support them in return.”

The initiative was the number one recommendation of the Illinois Discharged Service Members Task Force, which was charged with finding ways of helping veterans after their years of service are complete.

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