Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Director Tammy Duckworth talks with reporters, December 10, 2008.
Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Director Tammy Duckworth talks with reporters, December 10, 2008. Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/MCT
Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Director Tammy Duckworth talks with reporters, December 10, 2008. Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/MCT

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