Rolling Thunder® Chair of Honor - 11 Apr 17
Cook County Commissioner’s Chamber
118 N Clark St
County Board Room - Rm 569
Chicago, IL
In 2013 Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle created the first Cook County
Department of Veterans Affairs. This department was organized to work with County
employees who were Veterans as well as assist and collaborate with Veteran organizations.
The object was to help Veterans identify programs and benefits available to them based on
their military service. Bill Browne, a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Air Force was
selected as its first Director. John Daley, Finance Chairman, son of Mayor Richard J. Daley
and brother of Mayor Richard M Daley, played an influential role in creating and
supporting this new department. Read More