Ground broken for UI veterans center
A veterans center on the University of Illinois campus is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Officials gathered Friday near the corner of Lincoln and Nevada to break ground on the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.
One of the speakers at Friday's event is a wounded veteran himself, Garrett Anderson. He said the current generation of veterans is coming home with new types of wounds, and the new center will help address that.
Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Erica Borggren said the center sends a simple message.