May 16, 2006

Quinn, Boland to stage press event to publicize "Veterans Cash" lotto game

Lt. Governor Pat Quinn and Rep. Mike Boland will hold a press event at the Shell Station at 4123 Kennedy Dr. in East Moline (next to Pizza Hut) tomorrow.

The press release reports:
This Wednesday, May 17, at 10:15 a.m., Lt. Governor Pat Quinn and Rep. Mike Boland (D-East Moline) will encourage citizens to support Illinois veterans during Military Appreciation Month by purchasing the Veterans Cash lottery ticket.

Net proceeds from the sale of Veterans Cash tickets are funneled into the Illinois Veterans Assistance Trust Fund, which provides health care, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment, disability benefits, and homelessness assistance for Illinois veterans.

The Illinois Veterans’ Health Initiative, legislation spearheaded by Quinn’s office, sponsored by Rep. Boland, and signed into law by Governor Rod Blagojevich in August 2005, created the Illinois Veterans’ Assistance Trust Fund which is administered by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.
Proceeds from Veterans Cash will also benefit Veterans Care, legislation that extends comprehensive, affordable health care to Illinois’ uninsured veterans.

At $2 per ticket, the top prize for Veterans Cash is $20,000.

The Veterans Cash lottery ticket has been on sale since February 2006. As of May 1, Veterans Cash has raised more than $1 million for the Illinois Veterans’ Assistance Trust Fund.


At 5/16/2006 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see House member Mike Boland out there doing something positive for our veterans. Thanks, Mike.

At 5/17/2006 6:18 AM, Blogger Huntooner said...

Rep. Mike Boland was also the primary sponsor of the Military Family Relief Fund Act which created a voluntary tax check-off on our State Income Tax returns where folks can donate to a fund to help the families of Illinois Reservists and Guardsmen when the service member is called to active duty in the war on terror.

I’m proud of Mike for the strong stand he’s taken on behalf of our servicemen, both active and retired!

At 5/17/2006 9:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Mike Boland stays in the house. He is so valuable as a State Rep. Boland and Jacobs have proven to be a great team. Getting Thomson prison going is the best thing for the district. If Boland does win the congressional seat he will do a great job. If he does get the job I hope that he appoints a good replacement for the State position. I think Dennis Ahearn would do a great job. Congrats Mike on a job well done!!

At 5/18/2006 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In what branch of the military did Boland and Quinn serve?

Do the math?

At 5/18/2006 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANON 10:30 sound like more of Phil Hare and his "sour grapes"

where did Phil get his degree?

I'd say "do the math" - but Phil would need a calculator~!

At 5/21/2006 10:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did the math. Mike Boland was born in 1942. Taht means he was 18 years old in 1960. Does anyone know what if anything was happening in the 1960s?


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