Archive For The “Veterans” Category

Duckworth’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Illinois Jobs Unanimously Passes Senate

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Duckworth’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Illinois Jobs Unanimously Passes Senate

Duckworth’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Illinois Jobs Unanimously Passes Senate The legislation, Duckworth’s first proposal in the Senate, passes just 64 days after she was sworn in [WASHINGTON, DC] – Just 64 days after U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) was sworn in, the United States Senate unanimously passed the first bill she proposed in the…

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Lipinski urges Vets to enter Library of Congress project

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Lipinski urges Vets to enter Library of Congress project

Lipinski urges Vets to enter Library of Congress project U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski invites Veterans to share their stories for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project in honor of Veterans Day celebrations Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is asking veterans in the Third District to share their stories so they can be preserved in the…

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Group raises funds for disabled veterans

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Group raises funds for disabled veterans

Golf outing fundraiser for local disabled veteran Saturday Aug 20 Meadows Gold Course, Blue Island More than 300 people are expected to attend an annual golf outing at Meadows Golf Course in Blue Island on Saturday August 20 that began five years ago to help injured or disabled veterans who live in the Chicagoland area….

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Lyons Memorial Day ceremony will remember Vietnam veteran

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Lyons Memorial Day ceremony will remember Vietnam veteran

Lyons Memorial Day ceremony will remember Vietnam veteran By Steve Metsch This year’s observance of Memorial Day in Lyons will feature a new site and an old memory that dates back 50 years. Because of water main construction on Ogden Avenue, the event is being moved from the Eternal Flame in front of the water…

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Judge Edward King Celebrates Veterans at Marine Corps Ball

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Judge Edward King Celebrates Veterans at Marine Corps Ball

Judge Edward King Celebrates Veterans at Marine Corps Ball Judge Edward King attended the Marine Corps Ball this past Saturday to celebrate Marines and honor all Veterans. A Marine Corps Veteran himself, Judge King said it was a tremendous honor to be invited to the event. “As a former Marine, it is a profound privilege…

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“Darker than Dark” new book on Vietnam

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“Darker than Dark” new book on Vietnam

The Vietnam War is now fifty years in America’s past. While it was a divisive war, it was an instructive one. It was awash in misunderstandings and miscalculations, many of which were due to our nation’s unfamiliarity with the challenges and consequences of limited war. The insightful novel, Darker Than Dark, by infantry Marine and…

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Reporting In, Sir: Housing for veterans showcased

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Reporting In, Sir: Housing for veterans showcased

Reporting In, Sir: Housing for veterans showcased By Jerry Field, Army Veteran A housing option now available, another forthcoming Two major housing projects for Veterans were in the spotlight this week. The expansion of the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Guest House at 1933 West Polk Chicago offers affordable rooms for friends and family members of…

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REPORTING IN, SIR: Veterans Choice cards will help with long waits

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REPORTING IN, SIR: Veterans Choice cards will help with long waits

By Jerry Field Our Thanks for Military.com for some National News Stars and Stripes reports that the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to issue a ‘Veteran’s Choice Card.’ The new card will buy care from non-VA care providers for veterans if they face long waits for VA care — defined initially as more than 30…

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REPORTING IN, SIR: Veteran fights for his freedom

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REPORTING IN, SIR:  Veteran fights for his freedom

REPORTING IN, SIR:  Veteran fights for his freedom  By Jerry Field IN THE NEWS:                   James C. Darby fought for freedom in the Navy, president and leader of the American Veterans for Equal Rights (formerly the GLBVA and secretary of the Mayor’s (Chicago) Veterans Advisory Council of the City of Chicago. The Navy Veteran is…

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REPORTING IN, SIR: helping veterans assimilate back into our workforce

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REPORTING IN, SIR: helping veterans assimilate back into our workforce

REPORTING IN, SIR: helping veterans assimilate back into our workforce By Jerry Field The Illinois Joining Forces will host a 2 day Military Immersion Training to learn first-hand about Military culture and procedures.  Partnering with the Illinois National Guard, the two day event will offer a full experience to include barracks stay, morning physical fitness…

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