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Congress lends a paw to veterans

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dog is man’s best friend. This has been common knowledge for years, but it’s taken on new meaning recently. Being man’s best friend no longer just means standing loyally nearby. Lawmakers are now recognizing these best friends because of their therapeutic benefits for individuals with special needs,...

IL veterans programs continue, despite budget strains

By Stephen Nye

October 14, 2015


Filed under News

Several institutions are working in Champaign-Urbana to help returning soldiers; one of the largest is the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which directly employs about 1,350 individuals in Illinois.Through both federal and local systems, the department’s objective is “to help our Illinois vet...

Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education dedication celebrated Friday

Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education dedication celebrated Friday

By Aaron Navarro

October 3, 2015


Filed under News

Noted as the first of its kind, the University officially dedicated the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education Friday.Ron L. Chez, president of the foundation for which the center is named, spoke at the ceremony and noted how the efforts of Tim Nugent — Disability Re...

Crafts Unleashed creates cards for troops overseas

By Victoria Pai

November 19, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

While Nov. 11 was a day to honor veterans in the local community and across the nation, it was also an opportunity to thank soldiers currently serving overseas. The Illini Union Board will carry on this spirit of gratitude Tuesday at 6 p.m. for its latest event in its Crafts Unleashed series. The event ...