A search to end the mounting suicides of veteran’s will be the focus of a task force next month. Vets’ are committing suicide at a rate of 22 a day and now agencies in Illinois are trying to do what they can to stem the losses. US Marine Alex Brackett wants more ways for those returning home from service to find a way to connect back to their local communities.
The meetings will be held throughout the state. State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit of Aurora wants a number of state agencies to help veterans in need.