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City Looks To Help Veterans Transition To Civilian Life

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The city of Chicago is looking to ease the transition back to civilian life for military veterans.

As part of his Returning Veterans Initiative, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday unveiled “Service to Success,” a comprehensive new program at City Colleges of Chicago that will help Chicago’s returning veterans get the support and education they need to land jobs and succeed here at home.

The effort includes a Service to Success Scholarship Fund, which will provide Chicago’s returning veterans with scholarships of up to $1,000 per academic year.

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