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Illinois passes laws for veterans


Springfield, IL – Several new state laws are intended to improve health care for Illinois veterans.

Governor Rod Blagojevich signed a bill Sunday requiring insurance companies to cover treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The governor's office says another new law will help veterans and active-duty soldiers get or complete a college education.

Another measure creates a lottery scratch-off game to help pay for state programs for veterans. And another bill signed today gives spouses and parents of soldiers called to active duty up to one month of leave from work.

Blagojevich also announced he plans to create a medal for the state's Army and National Guard troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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