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Unsung Hero: Finding Forever Animal Rescue Video included

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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 Video included

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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: Sleeping mats Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Combining recycling and creativity to help people who are homeless. That's the mission of a group of women in Carbondale. 

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Unsung Hero: Christopher summer meal program Video included

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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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Unsung Hero: Hurricane Creek Gardeners

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HERRIN -- A few residents of a local assisted living center work hard in a garden to give back to their neighbors.

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Unsung Hero: Saving 'Black'

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CARTERVILLE --  Many of those living along Kevin Lane in Carterville have had the same address for decades. They say it's a tight-knit community where neighbors often help neighbors.  

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Unsung Hero: Jim Hayes Inc.

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HARRISBURG -- Jeepers are preparing for a fun weekend all to support a good cause in southern Illinois. It's all made possible thanks to the generosity of southern Illinois businesses.

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Unsung Hero: Team Brandon

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HARRISBURG -- A family grieving over the loss of their loved one is hoping that through their efforts, others won't have to experience the same loss.

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Unsung Hero: Southern Illinois Pharaohs teach skills

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CARBONDALE -- An elementary school hosted a basketball clinic thanks to the Southern Illinois Pharaohs. 

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Unsung Hero: Isaiah's new leg

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MARION -- A Marion teen is playing his favorite sport with ease thanks to a generous donation. 

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Unsung Hero: Carrie Plummer

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MT. VERNON -- A Jefferson County teacher received a special award after going through a tough tragedy earlier this year.

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Unsung Hero: Delores Penn

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CARBONDALE -- A Jackson County woman spends hours each day cooking a warm meal for hungry people in Carbondale. 

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