event http://peoriapublicradio.org en Springdale to participate in annual wreath-laying event http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springdale-participate-annual-wreath-laying-event <p></p><div>Springdale Cemetery is asking residents to help honor fallen veterans by underwriting special memorial wreaths for a ceremony next month. Springdale board member Matt Ryan says this is the fifth consecutive year the cemetery has participated in the Wreaths Across America Program. The program places evergreen wreaths on veterans’ graves across the nation. Ryan says the event recognizes those buried who otherwise might not get as much attention:</div><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:47:55 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15612 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springdale to participate in annual wreath-laying event Kirk stresses veteran employment at job fair at Bradley http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-stresses-veteran-employment-job-fair-bradley <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says Illinois veterans are waiting twice as long as they should to get their claims processed. &nbsp;Kirk made his comments during a veterans’ jobs fair at Bradley University with Congressman Aaron Schock. &nbsp;Kirk says he’s co-sponsoring a Senate bill to cut down the waiting time:</div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:45:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10429 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk stresses veteran employment at job fair at Bradley