CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that he says will benefit student veterans at Illinois public colleges and universities.
Quinn signed the bill Friday at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
The Higher Education Veterans Service Act requires Illinois schools to create a guide of services available for veterans.
It also states that schools with more than 1,000 students must appoint a liaison to work with both administrators and student veterans.
Quinn says when veterans return from service it's important "they get everything they need, every welcome they need to pursue their education."
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