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Veterans Day

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Top Veterans Day Articles

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  • Quinn flies around state promoting veterans lottery card

    Quinn flies around state promoting veterans lottery card
    Gov. Pat Quinn flew around the state Monday to talk up the latest Illinois Lottery ticket benefiting veterans, a move he said was intended to honor those who serve but one that also illustrates the benefits of incumbency as he runs for re-election....
  • What veterans bring to a job

    What veterans bring to a job
    On Veterans Day, we honor and thank the men and women who have served our country. While the day focuses on their service, it’s also a reminder of the transitions they face returning to civilian life. One of the biggest transitions veterans may...
  • Another veteran squares off with VA for benefits

    Many veterans say getting the Department of Veterans Affairs to grant them the benefits they've earned is like pulling teeth. The VA actually pulled Anthony Basti's teeth. He wants it to finish the dental work he believes should have followed. He said...
  • No longer the Greatest Generation's VA

    Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000. "The trend...
  • Put veterans to work

     Put veterans to work
    The country's newest generation of veterans — the 2 million Americans who served honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan — is eager for meaningful civilian work. But misconceptions about veterans often prevent them from getting a fair shake to put...
  • Girl Scout troop secures money for wheelchair-accessible swing

    Girl Scout troop secures money for wheelchair-accessible swing
    A wheelchair-accessible swing soon will be a fixture of a St. Charles park, thanks to the efforts of a local Girl Scout troop. The seven girls of Troop 4849 of Wredling Middle School were recently awarded a St. Charles Youth Commission grant to pay...
  • Starbucks to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses in five years

    Starbucks to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses in five years
    Starbucks wants the country’s defenders to return from the front lines on its payroll, pledging to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses in the next five years. In an initiative organized in part by Starbucks board member and former Defense...
  • Cpl. Rudy Hernandez dies at 82; Medal of Honor recipient

    Cpl. Rudy Hernandez, a son of California migrant workers who fought in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1952, died Saturday at Womack Army Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.. He was 82 and had been diagnosed recently with cancer...
  • Veterans Day Quiz: Test your knowledge about those who served

    Monday marks Veterans Day, an occasion to honor those who have been in the armed services. President Obama, in his weekly address Saturday, asked the nation to do more than just thank those who have served. “Now that more of them are coming...
  • 90 years of remembering America's wars

    90 years of remembering America's wars
    When it comes to the business of war and national defense, no part of the United States has a longer or deeper record than Hampton Roads. Even before Washington's victory at Yorktown ensured the independence of a country that has fought in more than...
  • Polar vortex gives CPS an 'Abe-portunity'

     
    Like most area youths, Chicago Public Schools students have missed four days of classroom instruction so far this winter due to the brutal cold. But unlike most area youths, CPS students are still scheduled to get a day off on......