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Illinois veterans are now eligible for jobs with the Illinois State Police Department even if they don't have a degree.  State Police Director Hiram Grau says military men and women have a smooth transition into law enforcement.

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Governor Quinn signed a new law which waives the education for individuals who have been honorably discharged with a campaign medal after serving in Afghanistan or Iraq.  The veterans will be among the new troopers who replace officers who are in line for retirement.  They don't have to have a degree but they do have to pass a written exam, background check, and psychological exam.  They'll only need the education requirement if they decide they want to move up. 

 
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