The [Thursday] Papers
"As younger military veterans stream back into Illinois from Iraq and Afghanistan, the state faces a challenge as it tries to make them more of a priority in a time of desperately tight budgets," AP reports.
"The state has been increasing the amount it spends on veterans services in recent years. But the bulk of that money is spent on older veterans while many younger soldiers and National Guard troops are returning to a difficult economy looking for help with jobs and training.
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"The vast majority of the money Illinois spends on its veterans - $82.86 million, or 85 percent - goes into the state's four veterans' homes, which serve between 900 and 1,000 former military personnel.
"'I think it's where it ought to be,' Erica Borggren, director of the Department of Veterans Affairs, said about the financial emphasis on older veterans. 'Those veterans served in World War II or Korea. That's been a core, defining mission for our agency for a long time now.'"
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Because, you know, they both have parade routes that go in front of churches.
George then compared Macy's to the Third Reich.
No word on how one of our favorite beers might be affected.
Can we give them Sears instead?
Taste of Park Ridge will also provide less firepower this year.
Alternate: On the other hand, Taste of Park Ridge will be offering less bang for the buck this year.
"Triple A Services, a full-line vending and mobile catering company, entered the agreement under a consent decree filed in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois."
From Triple A's website:
"Continually on the leading edge in snack and culinary excellence, Triple A Services strides forward as a family-owned and family-managed enterprise which delivers great-tasting quality food and impeccable service to businesses, industrial sites, universities, recreational centers, and corporate cafeterias throughout Illinois."
"The Sandwich Vending Machines from Triple A Services Inc. offer an array of superbly prepared breakfast, lunch, and snack foods. All are made and packaged fresh each day in our government approved kitchen and bakery. From ham and cheese sandwiches to chicken fajita salads to blueberry muffins to Mexican pastries, the homemade fare from our Chicago commissary is delicious beyond expectation."
Carson Pirie Rice
"During his ten-day residence, Laib created one of his largest works using more than 2,500 pounds of food with the help of 13 assistants who arranged more than 30,000 tiny piles of rice and pollen lined in rows across the room."
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But that's really no way to treat beer.
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Posted on December 29, 2011
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