Illinois news headlines for June 22
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs is deploying a fix so the more than 89,000 veterans, veteran spouses and others who received their COVID vaccines at federal VA facilities have a chance at winning Illinois’ vaccine lottery.
Gov. JB Pritzker last week announced Illinois’ “All In For The Win” lottery promotion, which will give away $10 million in cash prizes and scholarships to vaccinated Illinoisans in July and August. The lottery, funded by federal stimulus dollars, is meant to be an incentive to boost vaccine uptake in the state after demand was waned in the last two months.