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Thu July 4, 2013
Quinn Signs Legislation to Help Veterans Get Jobs
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to help veterans and service members get jobs as police officers, emergency medical technicians and commercial vehicle drivers.
Quinn signed the bills Thursday before marching in the Independence Day parade in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights.
One measure allows service members and veterans who have at least two years of experience operating a military vehicle to bypass the state skills test when applying for a commercial driver's license. Another eliminates the college degree requirement for veterans who've earned certain medals and want to become Illinois State Police officers.
Quinn said anyone who performs those jobs in Iraq or Afghanistan should be qualified to do them in Illinois.
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