veterans en Wreaths Across America in Keokuk <p>Veterans from throughout the Tri-State region will be honored in Keokuk.</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:44:04 +0000 Jason Parrott 25731 at Wreaths Across America in Keokuk New Program to Help Illinois Vets <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced a newly launched public-private partnership designed to improve services for Illinois veterans, military personnel and their families.</p><p>Quinn said&nbsp;<em> Illinois Joining Forces</em> will increase collaboration and make sure veterans find out about services available to them, such as health care and jobs programs.</p><p>"We cannot have our service members who fought in Baghdad or now in Kabul or elsewhere in Afghanistan -- they fought there, they shouldn't have to fight for a job when they come home," Quinn said.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:54:42 +0000 Rich Egger 24282 at New Program to Help Illinois Vets Dedication Ceremony for Veteran's Park <p>Veterans, past and current park board members, and others took part in the Veteran&#39;s Park dedication ceremony in Macomb.<br /><br />&ldquo;When you look at the young kids playing out here on any afternoon, that&#39;s what people served for. To provide that opportunity,&rdquo; said Park Board President John Hemingway, who is a veteran.<br /><br />During the ceremony, McDonough County American Legion Post 6 and Macomb VFW Post 1921 presented an American flag to Park District Executive Director Ray Peterson, who oversaw acquisition and development of the 80-acre site.<br /> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 23:48:39 +0000 Rich Egger 17699 at Dedication Ceremony for Veteran's Park