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by Angela Caputo
1:50pm
Thu Sep 24, 2009

Durbin Calls Veteran Homelessness "A National Disgrace"

Calling it "a national disgrace" that veterans still constitute such a large share of Illinois' homeless population, Sen. Dick Durbin and members of the state's congressional delegation met with Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary Tammy Duckworth yesterday to ...
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by Adam Doster
10:53am
Tue Aug 19, 2008

Marion VA Hospital Needs Work

The U.S. Veterans Affairs Administration released the first portion of a three-part report on its Marion, Illinois VA hospital yesterday and found the facility was in desperate need of leadership and oversight. In the last two years, there have been 19 deaths caused ...
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by Adam Doster
12:06pm
Mon Jul 7, 2008

Iraq Vets Fall Through The Cracks

Over the weekend, Chicago Public Radio's Chip Mitchell caught up with Jason, a 33-year-old former Marine from Wisconsin who served in Iraq. During the past four years, the veteran has lived on the streets in and around Chicago's Greektown, a life he thought ...

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