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Home News Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Benefit Families of Illinois’ Veterans - Children and Grandparents Now Eligible for Family Military Leave

Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Benefit Families of Illinois’ Veterans - Children and Grandparents Now Eligible for Family Military Leave

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CHICAGO – July 30, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today signed a bill into law to expand eligibility to children and grandparents of active duty service men and women for unpaid leave under the Family Military Leave Act.





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Military Funeral Honors ceremonies must be scheduled in advance.

The law requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, which includes the folding and presentation of the United States flag and the playing of “taps,” upon the family’s request. This Department of Defense program calls for the funeral director to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veteran’s family.