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UNSUNG HERO: Ladies of "Hangin' by a Thread" donate homemade quilts to children Video included

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VIENNA -- A group in Vienna is helping children in need across the region. For years, the ladies of "Hangin' By a Thread" have handmade items that sent directly to the Poshard Foundation for Abused and Neglected Children.

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UNSUNG HERO: School leader inspires students Video included

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JOHNSTON CITY -- In this week's Unsung Hero, students at one Williamson County school are ending the year thanking one of their administrators for inspiring them. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Murphysboro man donates kidney to co-worker

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WSIL -- In this week's Unsung Hero, two Murphysboro men will be connected for life after one gives the other his kidney. 

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UNSUNG HERO: David Speight helps neighbors Video included

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ROYALTON -- You may often hear, it's the small things that make the biggest impact with people. That's the case for the Village of Royalton, where one man's simple act of helping his neighbors made him an Unsung Hero. T

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UNSUNG HERO: Pope County teens clean up the community

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GOLCONDA -- In this week's Unsung Hero, Pope County teens are doing their best to clean up the community as part of a new mentorship program.

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UNSUNG HERO: Carbondale Dentist uses rescue dogs to help dental patients

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WSIL -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a Jackson County Dentist is taking her love for "Boxer" dogs and helping children with special needs. She uses her "emotional support animals" to help patients deal with the fear of being at the Dentist. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Brehm Preparatory School makes "Buddy Bench" for grade school kids

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CARTERVILLE -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a Carbondale private school and the Autism Society of Southern Illinois teamed-up to help spread the message of inclusion and kindness with grade-schoolers. The efforts of Brehm Preparatory School students to hand make "Buddy Benches" has made a few parents and dozens of kids smile. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Christopher teen starts recycling club at school

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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

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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

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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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