Veterans

Shawnee School District No. 84 in Wolf Lake is seeking names for the Shawnee Veterans Memorial Wall. Veterans, living or deceased with ties to the Shawnee School District, can have their names added to the memorial. The wall is set to be located on the front north side lawn of the school, on the...
The Auxiliary to the VFW’s Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna plans to host a quarter auction Saturday, April 8, at the post home. The auction begins at 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Several vendors plan to be in attendance. Prizes from local businesses will be awarded. Proceeds will help to...
Bipartisan legislation has been unveiled which is designed to ensure that veterans are served safe meals at Department of Veterans Affairs, VA, hospitals. U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., on Jan. 24 shared details about the measure, the Requiring Accountability and Inspections for Dining Service, RAID...
Girl Scout Troop 8545 plans to collect new and gently used twin blankets at Walmart in Anna tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to a fill a truck donated by Coad Chevy Buick Ford in Anna. Troop 8545 is working on their bronze award project, which includes making a collecting blankets...
A large crowd was in attendance Saturday morning, Nov. 5, for a veterans ceremony which was held in downtown Alto Pass.
A large crowd was in attendance Saturday morning, Nov. 5, for a veterans ceremony which was held in downtown Alto Pass.  The service was conducted by the Alto Pass Area Veterans to honor military veterans.  The service was held at a veterans memorial in Alto Pass. Several improvements have been...
Members of an area ritual team are asking those who have served in the armed forces, auxiliary members and veteran’s service organization members to become part of the team and to volunteer for burial honors. The area ritual team is made up of members from Anna VFW Post 3455, Cairo VFW Post 2649,...
Veterans will be saluted at an upcoming program which is planned in Union County. The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center plans to honor veterans at an upcoming event. On Monday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m., the arts center plans to host a Celebration to Freedom: Salute to Veterans and Active Duty...
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, along with 49 other attorneys general, announced on Oct. 3, a settlement with national retailer USA Discounters Ltd., over claims the company targeted and misled U.S. service members into expensive financing for overpriced consumer goods.  Illinois consumers...
Action was taken by Gov. Bruce Rauner on five bills as part of Veterans Day at the recent 2016 Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  Two of the bills support the families of Illinois veterans.  HB4389 designates the day after Gold Star Mother’s Day as Gold Star Family Day to be observed throughout...
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, IDVA, has asked Nintendo to restrict the internet augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, from any of the department's veterans homes properties. The department also announced in a news release that it will ask the public not to play the game on these...

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