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Unsung Hero: A look back Video included

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WSIL -- Since 2012, I have had the joy of meeting hundreds of people going above and beyond in their community to make it a better place. Sometimes these people have even risked their own lives for others. While my tenure at WSIL is ending, these stories and the people behind them will stay with me forever. Here's a look back at some of my favorite unsung heroes. 

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Unsung Hero: Aaron Nauman & Gary Cullum

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HERRIN -- A Herrin boy helps save his friend after an accident on the playground. 

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Unsung Hero: Special Olympics volunteers

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CARTERVILLE -- Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes gathered in Carterville for a bowling tournament this week.

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Unsung Hero: Mary Moreland

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MARION -- A local business owner was the center of attention as she received a national award at her own business. 

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Unsung Hero: WCECC staff

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CARTERVILLE -- A group of educators in Williamson County made it their mission to keep the doors open for the pre-K program.

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Unsung Hero: Christian Pagan

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MURPHYSBORO -- A Murphysboro woman is thankful her great-grandson was at her house when she fell and needed help recently. 

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Unsung Hero: Finding Forever Animal Rescue

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MARION -- A local animal rescue is celebrating one year of operation. In that year, many cats have found their forever family thanks to the volunteers and donations, too. 

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Unsung Hero: Nubability Coaches

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DU QUOIN -- A unique sports camp brings accomplished athletes together with kids aspiring to be better in their sports. But the campers and coaches are doing more with less. 

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Unsung Hero: Christopher summer meal program

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CHRISTOPHER -- Kids in Christopher are eating lunch for free this summer, thanks to a grant. But that program was going to be cut short until a local church stepped into help.

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