"Senate Bill 1461 is a little way to thank military personnel in
harm's way who are serving our county," Bomke said. "The bill would
give $100 to every returning service member on their arrival back to
The bill which is scheduled to be heard in a state
Senate committee next week, was the suggestion of a local resident.
"We got the idea when we were approached by a Vietnam veteran who
really appreciated the ‘thank you' from Illinois after he arrived
home," Bomke said. "It turns out that the program was canceled, so I
introduced this legislation to reinstate it."
To follow the progress of Senate Bill 1461, visit
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