(330 ILCS 100/2) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.82)
    Sec. 2. Persons entitled to compensation. The widow or widower, child or children, mother, father, persons standing in loco parentis, brothers and sisters, in the order named, of any deceased person if (a) that person was a resident of Illinois for at least 12 months immediately preceding entry into military service and (b) that person's death was service connected as a result of hostile action with unfriendly forces during a period which has not been recognized by award of a U.S. campaign or service medal, shall be paid $1,000. Where a preceding beneficiary fails to file a claim of compensation after the official notice of death, the Department of Veterans' Affairs may accept applications from succeeding beneficiaries and such beneficiaries may then proceed to qualify upon submission of satisfactory proof of eligibility.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)