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Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

City Looks To Help Veterans Transition To Civilian Life

The city of Chicago is looking to ease the transition back to civilian life for military veterans.

11/09/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was

The recently released tape of Romney speaking to donors at a closed door fundraiser has exposed Mitt Romney to, in fact, be the person Democrats have portrayed him to be: a rich, out of touch, arrogant man that has no respect or connection to the American middle class and absolutely no interest in making the American middle class stronger.

09/19/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney Disdains Half The Country He Wants To Be President Of

The idea that 47 percent of Americans don’t have “personal responsibility” or “care for their lives” is shockingly arrogant, even by Mitt Romney’s standards.

09/18/2012

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Veterans Who Served After Sept. 11 Find Hope In This Place

On the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, corporate volunteers joined veterans in a service project at a place that’s a haven for homeless vets.

CBS 2–09/11/2012

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Crystal Lake Man, 4 Others Charged With Scamming Veterans, Military

Federal charges have been leveled against five people, in alleged schemes to cheat veterans and the military.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

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Job Prospects Looking Up For Illinois Military Veterans

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (CBS) — Job prospects are beginning to look more promising for the state’s military veterans. As WBBM Newsradio’s Catherine Catalane reports, for returning veterans in Illinois, the unemployment rate is better than other […]

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

(Credit: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

V.A. Working To Speed Up Claims Processing For Vets

Many veterans have complained that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs keeps them waiting months for benefits and, in some cases, medical care; but the V.A. says it’s working to speed up its process.

CBS 2–07/12/2012

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Vets Frustrated With Long Waits For Disability Benefits, Medical Care

As more American troops leave Iraq and Afghanistan, more are coming home with disabilities, but any say the wait for their disability benefits and medical care is longer and more complicated than they ever expected.

CBS 2–07/11/2012

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Veterans Of Battle Of Midway Honored At Namesake Airport

Veterans from the pivotal World War II Battle of Midway took center stage at Midway Airport as the airport marked the 70th anniversary of the battle, after which the airport is named.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2012

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CTA Enacts Veterans Hiring Policy

As part of a new hiring policy for veterans, the CTA has a goal to attract at least a 20 percent pool of veterans during the application process for positions, including drivers, mechanics, engineers, managers and other workers.

05/28/2012

Military veterans with the groups Iraq Veterans Against The War and Vietnam Veterans Against The War hold a Memorial Day ceremony to call for an immediate end to the war in Afghanistan. (Credit: CBS)

Veterans Who Threw Away Medals At NATO Summit Mark Memorial Day

CHICAGO (CBS) – Veterans who returned their medals to NATO just over a week ago gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at on the Chicago River on Monday, to talk about their feelings on Memorial […]

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

Army National Guard veteran Aaron Hughes shows off his Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, which he plans to return during a protest rally at the start of the NATO Summit in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Veterans Announce Plans To Give Back Medals During NATO Protest

A handful of soldiers gathered Thursday morning at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on the Chicago River, to announce their opposition to NATO, and announce that they’re giving back their service medals on Sunday, at the start of the NATO summit.

CBS 2–05/17/2012

Aaron Hughes, who served in the Army National Guard from 2000 to 2006, says he and other veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are planning to return their service medals to NATO generals during a protest at the NATO summit on May 20, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Veterans Plan To Return Medals During NATO Summit Protest

Several veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan plan to hold a ceremony during a protest of the NATO summit on Sunday, and return their service medals to the NATO generals.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

Members of National Nurses United protest at City Hall, after city officials decided to move their protest rally on the weekend of the NATO summit from Daley Plaza to Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Nurses, Veterans Furious With City’s Changes To NATO Protests

Is the city of Chicago double-crossing demonstrators planning protests during the weekend of the NATO summit? That’s what protest organizers are charging, claiming the city is going back on its word on where and how two big marches will conclude.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

About 1,000 military veterans attended the "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair at the Hilton Chicago Hotel on March 28, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Governor Hosts Jobs Fair For Veterans

Gov. Pat Quinn helped host a job fair for veterans at the Hilton Chicago hotel on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

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New Vets Struggle As Older Veterans’ Programs Take Up Most Of VA Budget

Military veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan seem to be in competition with older vets for financial assistance.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

State, Federal Funds To Help Vets, Military Personnel Buy Homes

Gov. Pat Quinn says money from state and federal sources is now available to help veterans and active-duty military personnel purchase homes in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

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