Illinois Veterans Home hopes to find someone to portray ‘Private Joe’

Officials at the Illinois Veterans Home is looking for someone to help, and they’re not looking for just any ordinary Joe.

More specifically, they’re searching for a “Private Joe.”

In conjunction with the home’s 125th anniversary that will be celebrated during much of 2011, a member of the community is being sought to undertake the role of “Private Joe,” the familiar character who has often been portrayed as the face of the home. The Civil War statue on the grounds of the home at 1707 N. 12th has long been referred to as “Private Joe,” although no official designation has ever been made.

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