Former members of the Guard and Reserve who do not have any periods of active duty other than their initial active duty for training and annual training are now eligible to receive “Veteran” on their driver’s licenses."

This bill ensures that every man and woman who has served this state and nation is recognized,” said Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Erica Jeffries. "Our veterans have given so much for us, and I am glad Illinois is taking this step to expand designations."  

Last year, the Governor signed Senate Bill 2173 to allow National Guard members and reservists to obtain the veteran identifier on their Illinois driver's license. Read more:

State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) was interviewed by the Illinois Channel this summer on the need to achieve meaningful property tax relief for Illinois families; and how both parties can work together to achieve this goal.

State Rep. Jeanne Ives
October 17, 2017

The Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to return to Springfield for the annual Fall Veto Session next Tuesday, October 24. This is a time when the House and Senate can act on whether to override the Governor’s vetoes of dozens of pieces of legislation made over the summer. Veto Session is currently scheduled for October 24-26 and November 7-9.  


Each year some vetoes are overridden, making them law over the Governor’s objections; while other vetoes stand. It requires a 3/5ths majority (71 votes) in the House of Representatives to override a veto. Currently, there are 67 Democrats and 51 Republicans, meaning any veto requires support from members of both parties.