Governor Pat Quinn is marking Memorial Day by promoting Illinois’ Welcome Home Heroes program, which offers mortgage assistance to veterans.
The program provides vets with a $10,000 grant, as well as a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, if they buy a home in Illinois.
1,300 veterans have used the Welcome Home Heroes program to help them buy homes in 80 counties in Illinois, since the program launched in late 2011.
Governor Quinn will be marching in the Memorial Day parade in Park Ridge today, and appearing at the White Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field.
His Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, will walk in parades in Arlington Heights, Palatine and Aurora.