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Will County veterans get funding for expanded dental care

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant

State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Shorewood, announced she was able to secure $130,000 for the Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County for health care services.

Bertino-Tarrant said she fought for this funding to go toward dental services and a vehicle furnished with a lift to increase mobility for veterans with disabilities, according to a news release from her office.

"I believe it's fitting to prioritize the veterans who took care of us," Bertino-Tarrant said. "The Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County is providing our community with exceptional service. This funding will help them expand services and take even better care of our servicemen and servicewomen."

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County aims to assist, advocate for and provide a variety of services at multiple levels of government for local veterans.

Kristi McNichol, the superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission, praised Bertino-Tarrant for her work with veterans in Will County and said the funding for a much needed wheelchair lift was "the answer to many of our senior and disabled veterans' prayers."

"Dental care in general is important for preventative maintenance for overall health care," McNichol said. "We are extremely grateful for the senator taking the veterans of Will County's needs into consideration when requesting additional funding from Springfield."

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