"This is a simple way that Illinoisans
can show their support for their hometown heroes," explained Roy L.
Dolgos, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.
This year, the state added the Illinois
Veterans' Home to its list of voluntary contribution funds. The
money will be used to purchase much-needed supplies and equipment to
enhance the lives of the more than 1,000 residents of the state's
four veterans' homes in Anna, LaSalle, Manteno and Quincy. Under
Illinois law, a contribution fund must raise at least $100,000 in
order to maintain a spot on the next year's tax forms.
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The Illinois Department of Revenue
began mailing tax forms at the beginning of the year, and electronic
filing will be available Jan. 14.
For more information, call (800)
Department of Veterans' Affairs news release]