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Cook County Set to Launch Military and Veterans Discount Program

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Special to suffredin.org
by Brian M. Cross

Cook County’s new Military and Veterans Discount Program is officially launching Wednesday, November 12, and will provide veterans and active duty military with a free money-saving Discount Card and access to a diverse network of over 120 businesses that are committed to providing these discounts. Active-duty personnel, veterans, and guard members and reservists may visit the Cook County Recorder of Deeds’ Veterans Service Office at 118 N. Clark St, Room 120, Chicago, and upon providing proof of service, receive the Discount Card.

“Though we are mindful to say ‘thank you’ as often as we can, helping those who have served our country save money is a way our gratitude can go beyond words,” said Karen A. Yarbrough, Cook County Recorder of Deeds. “Many veterans and active-duty military families are struggling to get by, and I’m proud to do what I can to help.”

The Military and Veterans Discount Program (MVDP) is authorized by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, and its purpose is to build a network of businesses across Cook County who offer military and veterans’ discounts beyond the normal military holidays. This public-private partnership is a small way to honor those who have served by helping them keep more of their hard-earned money. The discounts range from a percentage off the service-member’s total bill to free admission to a theater or museum, and the list of participating businesses can be accessed at www.cookrecorder.com/militarydiscount.

During the initial rollout of the program, Discount Program ID Cards will be only available at the Cook County Recorder’s Veterans Service Office, located in Room 120 at 118 N. Clark, in Downtown Chicago. Please bring a government-issued photo or military ID, and if you are a veteran, please bring a copy of your DD-214 or other separation papers indicating discharge status (dishonorable discharges are not eligible). If a veteran has previously recorded a DD-214 with the Recorder of Deeds, a photo ID is all that will be required for enrollment. Those who bring DD-214s to the Recorder’s Office will have the option to have them recorded for free in CCRD’s confidential DD-214 repository, meaning the veteran and their family will always have fast access in case the original is destroyed or misplaced.

“The Military and Veterans Discount Program is launching with a large list of participating businesses, but my hope is that the network will continue to grow as word spreads,” said Yarbrough. “I urge all businesses in Cook County to do what they can and enroll in the program.”

More information and a web-based business signup form can be accessed at www.cookrecorder.com/militarydiscount - CCRD’s Veterans Service Office can be reached at (312) 603-5788.



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