Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs http://wuis.org en Military Children Hampered By Illinois Laws, Advocates Say http://wuis.org/post/military-children-hampered-illinois-laws-advocates-say <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Moving to a new state is never easy, especially when you’re a school-aged kid. But for military families who move more frequently than most, laws in Illinois create a unique challenge — and, in some cases, a barrier to entry.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Think back to the last time you were ‘the new kid.’ Maybe it was freshman year of college, or when you started a new job or even joined a book club.</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:35:09 +0000 Hannah Meisel 20119 at http://wuis.org Military Children Hampered By Illinois Laws, Advocates Say Federal Shutdown Could Impact Some State Employees http://wuis.org/post/federal-shutdown-could-impact-some-state-employees <p>A budget director for Gov. Pat Quinn says if the federal government shutdown proceeds, Illinois employees paid by federal funds could face temporary layoffs as early as Wednesday. &nbsp;<br />The budget office had no estimates Monday for how many employees would be affected. &nbsp;<br />Abdon Pallasch is Quinn&#39;s assistant budget director. In a statement, he says that the timing of the layoffs would depend on existing resources and individual agencies. Agencies that could be affected include Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Veterans Affairs and Military Affairs. &nbsp; Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:44:00 +0000 Associated Press 9975 at http://wuis.org Federal Shutdown Could Impact Some State Employees