The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs will host a Veterans Picnic and Outreach Forum at Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road in Brookfield, on Thursday, Aug. 30. The forum and picnic will be at the Swan Pavilion of Brookfield Zoo.

The forum will provide an opportunity for veterans to visit and talk with the experts from VA, the state IDVA, veterans assistance commission of Cook County, resources for women veterans and information on homeless veteran services.

Veterans need to RSVP to attend by Aug. 18, so there will be sufficient food for all  attending. All veterans who sign up will be provided a wrist band at the event.

You can RSVP by filling out this form and sending it back by email, fax of mail to:



Mail: Bill Browne, director

Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs

Bureau of Administration

118 N. Clark, Room 801

Chicago, IL 60602