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UNSUNG HERO: Christopher teen starts recycling club at school Video included

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CHRISTOPHER -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a Franklin County teenager is working to protect the environment and getting his classmates involved. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Hospice Volunteer Linda Duncan Video included

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MARION -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a local hospice volunteer is being praised for going the extra mile for her patients. She's spent the last decade as a volunteer taking on more patients than the norm. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Vienna teacher's aide Nicki Holloman Video included

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VIENNA -- Vienna Grade School is showing appreciation for one aide who has dedicated 40 years to the job. 

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UNSUNG HERO: First United Methodist Church volunteers Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Many children across the world go hungry. A sad and but familiar problem also in southern Illinois. A church in Harrisburg has been working for over a decade to help students in need, making the church and the volunteers this week's Unsung Heroes. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Case Manager Bryan Heine praised for his work

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WSIL -- In this Week's Unsung Hero, leaders at Shawnee Health Care-Carterville Family Practice are praising one of their case managers for going above and beyond his duties.

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John A. Logan nursing students host Easter Egg Hunt for special needs children

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WSIL -- John A. Logan College in Carterville is hosting a unique Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 24. The extra special EGG-travaganza Egg Hunt is designed for families with children of special needs. 

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Artstarts presents Disney's Mulan Jr.

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WSIL -- One of Disney's most beloved musical's will come to life this weekend. Artstarts is presenting Disney's Mulan Jr. Showtimes will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Marleen Shepherd and the Sparrow Coalition

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WSIL -- A Jackson County group is working to tackle homelessness and poverty. What started as one woman's homework assignment on paper, has become a proactive way to address the growing issue.

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UNSUNG HERO: Hair salon owner helps cancer patients

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WSIL --  In this weeks Unsung Hero, a Williamson County salon is helping women who battle cancer and other medical problems. P.H.D Salon owner, Sonja Jaimet expanded her business to offer customized wigs and one-on-one personal assistance. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Brayden Wilson prepares birthday kits for community

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MURPHYSBORO -- In this weeks Unsung Hero, a Jackson County boy is helping make sure people in his community get a good birthday this year. In February, 10-year-old Brayden Wilson started collecting money to put together birthday kits. 

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Unsung Hero: Harrisburg High School seniors

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HARRISBURG -- The senior class trip is a time to get away from school stress, have fun and hang out with friends. This year, Harrisburg Seniors decided to give up that trip to help a classmate, making them this weeks Unsung Heroes.

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Unsung Hero: Bill Norton

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MT. VERNON -- A Mt. Vernon man is going above and beyond to make sure the people in his community are taken care.

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UNSUNG HERO: Harrisburg rallies behind theater students

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HARRISBURG -- How do you thank an entire community? You put on a show and the invite the public for free. After the Harrisburg High School band trailer was stolen with all the equipment for their musical inside, the community rallied to make sure the kids could still perform. 

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Unsung Hero: Shannon Carr

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BENTON -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a Benton woman spends her days volunteering. Shannon Carr has been recognized for her generosity several times in the Benton newspaper.

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