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Terry L. Woodburn


Terry L. Woodburn (Dept of Illinois) 903 Hollie Drive, Heyworth, IL 61745-9209 died June 25, 2015 at the age of 68. Terry was a Vietnam War Army Veteran and a member of Post #32 with 43 continuous years of membership.

Dept Assistant Adjutant 10-30-1998 to 9-25-1999
Dept Adjutant 1-01-2000 to 1-01-2015
Dept Boys State Director 9-24-2011 to 9-15-2012
Dept Convention Chmn 9-10-2005 to 9-13-2014
Dept Finance Officer 1-01-2000 to
Natl American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Inc. Executive Secretary 1992 to 1998
Natl Endowment Fund Corporation Secretary 2000 to
Natl M&PA Advisory Board Memb 2005 to 1-01-2015
Natl American Legion Riders Advisory Committee to Internal Affairs Chmn 2013 to

Condolences may be sent to Kathy Woodburn and Family, 903 Hollie Drive, Heyworth, IL 61745-9209.

Monday, June 29 at East Lawn Cemetery in the Mausoleum, 1102 Airport Rd., Bloomington, IL 61704

Visitation will start at 4pm to 8pm, with military honors at 8pm

Tuesday, June 30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 527 W. Jackson St., Bloomington, IL 61701
Service will begin at 11am

Formal obituary is being finalized, soon to follow.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Legacy Scholarship Fund.

There is a small regional airport in Bloomington if anyone wishes to fly in. Near the airport is a Marriott, Double Tree, and Chateau (where the family is staying).

The 97th Annual

Department of Illinois Convention

July 8th - 11th  2015

Springfield, Illinois

Click for Convention Info

William Shatner Partners with American Wrench to Benefit The American Legion

American Wrench creates first-of-its-kind Rivet Motorcycle for a cross country ride featuring Shatner at the wheel. He will be joined by the American Legion Riders.

June 15, 2015 (Indianapolis, IN) - The American Legion and one of the nation's best-loved television and film stars are teaming up for an epic cross-country motorcycle trek that will include stops at Legion posts from St. Louis to Hollywood. William Shatner is hitting the road to help raise awareness of American Legion programs and raise funds for American Legion Legacy Scholarships, which help cover college expenses for children of U.S. military men and women who lost their lives while on duty since Sept. 11, 2001.

Shatner, known for his roles in Star Trek, Boston Legal and numerous other programs, will be riding a Rivet, a never-before-seen vehicle created by him and iconic motorcycle company, American Wrench. Beginning in Chicago on June 23, Legion Riders will join Shatner in retracing the route the future star took to Hollywood when he was just 19 years old. The schedule for Shatner and his fellow riders includes the following cities and Legion Posts:

June 23 - Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO
June 24 - St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, MO (American Legion Post 21)
June 25 - Kansas City, MO to Oklahoma City, OK (American Legion Post 1340)
June 26 - Oklahoma City, OK to Amarillo, TX
June 27 - Amarillo, TX to Albuquerque, NM (American Legion Post 49)
June 28 - Albuquerque, NM to Flagstaff, AZ (American Legion Post 3)
June 29 - Flagstaff, AZ to Las Vegas, NV
June 30 - Las Vegas, NV to Hollywood, CA

"I am beginning an exciting journey of 2,400 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles," Shatner said. "The road will be filled with many unknowns. I will be surrounded by American Legion members, and what is certainly not unknown is their dedication, generosity and care about fellow veterans. The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund is the Legion's charity and we will be bringing awareness to that fact at the many Legion Posts in the cities along the way."

Riding with Shatner will be Bill Sloan, program administrator for The American Legion Riders and a 22-year U.S. Army veteran; Debbie Bickle, U.S. Army veteran and proud 2-Blue Star Mom; and Rodney Herring, U.S. Navy veteran who served in Vietnam. Along the route American Legion Riders will join them and visit American Legion Posts, VA Medical Centers and other meaningful destinations.

"The American Legion is committed to ensure children of fallen service members have the opportunity to attend college," American Legion National Commander Michael Helm said. "Through the support of our American Legion Riders and William Shatner, more students will have the chance at post-secondary educations, the cost of which continues to increase every year."

For ongoing updates about the ride, go to or follow on social media at The American Legion National Headquarters (Facebook) or @AmericanLegion (Twitter). More information will also be available at and Fans can follow Shatner for updates at @WilliamShatner and Rivet Motors at @RivetMotors.

About The American Legion
With a current membership of 2.3-million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through nearly 14,000 posts across the nation. To find out more about The American Legion, please visit

About American Wrench
American Wrench, a division of IAE (Illinois Auto Electric Co) is located outside of Chicago. IAE was founded in 1915 by Joseph Sirotek and today, it remains family-owned and operated by the Sirotek family. American Wrench has been at the cutting edge of building custom motorcycles, specializing in design innovation and high-performance machines. For decades, they have been committed to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Horsepower.

Exciting Announcement from the Legionnaire Insurance Trust

We are excited to announce two great changes to LegionCare , your No-Cost AD& Program

Starting right now and for enrollments after 1/1/2015, anyone enrolled in LegionCare will be covered for as long as they maintain their membership in The American Legion. This new "one and done" approach will save from needing to re-enroll every 5 years. The LegionCare program will continue to cover you for $1,000 of AD&D coverage plus provide the added benefit of up to $5,000 if the accidental loss occurs when on "official Legion business."*

We want you to know too, LegionCare is now available to all members of the Legion Family including the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion members 18 years and older. The Legionnaire Insurance Trust has been working hard to provide valuable benefits to your entire family and we look forward to continuing to serve veterans' insurance needs.

To enroll, please visit now.

*Bonus benefit for Legion business travel in not available in MN and NH.


Job opportunity for people with disabilities

We are in search for 6 experienced sewers to work in Bedford Park, Ford City Shopping Center. It is public transportation accessible.

Candidates must have previous sewing experience, regardless of a professional or in an amateur capacity. They will be trained to operate a single needle and surge machine.

They must be able to pass a background/drug test. Candidates with a criminal background will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Theft related and violent offenses will not be accepted.

Pay: union based pay of $10.00/hr
Shift: 2nd shift from 3:40pm - 2:00am
Start Date: asap

Please send resumes to:

  Jian Kim
Case Manager/Adult Employment Specialist
4753 N Broadway, Ste 700
Chicago, IL 60640-4995

Phone: (773) 293-8454
Fax: (773) 561-1396
Web: Web: Asian Human Services Inc./

Please see State Golf Tournament Registration Form(PDF) for entry, housing and meal info.

Entry and payment due by: Friday July 17, 2015

McLean County Position Announcement

The following position is available in the McLean County Facilities Management Department, McLean County Law and Justice Center, 104 W. Front Street, Bloomington, Illinois. This announcement is for current County employees and the general public.

Building Maintenance Worker

This is a full-time position with a 40-hour work week consisting of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position is classified as a grade 4 with a beginning hourly salary range beginning at $13.3904.

See Job PDF for application info.

Posting Period: June 11 - June 26, 2015


Career Opportunities

Current Available Jobs

Job posted thru date    
June 25 Road Foreman Engines
June 26 Sr Elec Engineer
June 29 Sr DBE Compliance Spec  
June 30 Leave Coordinator  

Current Available Internships

  Intern: Genl Administration
Intern: Transportation
  Intern: Internal Audit Intern: Contract Analyst
  Intern: Technical Writer Intern: Analyst
  Intern: Data Management Intern: Tech Support Assoc
  Intern: Engn Computer Assoc

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Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL 60661


Smithfield Farmland in Monmouth, IL is looking for Motivated Employees with Good Worth Ethic to join our Team!!

Production rates range from $15.20 - $18.65 upon qualification.

Visit to learn more and apply.

Outstanding Benefit Package including:

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Prescription Drug Program
Advancement Opportunities
36 Hour Weekly Guarantee
Tuition Reimbursement & Scholarship Program
Company Paid and Supplemental Life Insurance
  401K Program
Employee Assistant Program
10 Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation
Bonus Opportunities

Pre-Placement background check and drug screening required. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and lawfully authorized to work in the United States in order to be considered for employment with Smithfield Foods.
All Applicants Must Be Willing to Work Any Shift Needed.

Smithfield Foods is an EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

Titan Security is now hiring in Chicago and neighboring suburbs. Please see this Titan PDF for jobs that are available.

All interested candidates must apply online at:

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Driver Merchandiser/Delivery Driver
$5000 Sign-on Bonus

See Flyer for Job Description, Qualifications and Location(PDF)

Retirement Planner: Special Extra Earnings For Military Service

Source: Social Security Administration

Since 1957, if you had military service earnings for active duty (including active duty for training), you paid Social Security taxes on those earnings. Since 1988, inactive duty service in the Armed Forces reserves (such as weekend drills) has also been covered by Social Security.

Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for your military service from 1957 through 2001 can be credited to your record for Social Security purposes. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit.

Special extra earnings credits are granted for periods of active duty or active duty for training. Special extra earnings credits are not granted for inactive duty training.

If your active military service occurred

From 1957 through 1967, we will add the extra credits to your record when you apply for Social Security benefits.
From 1968 through 2001, you do not need to do anything to receive these extra credits. The credits were automatically added to your record.
After 2001, there are no special extra earnings credits for military service.

Note: In January 2002, Public Law 107-117, the Defense Appropriations Act, stopped the special extra earnings that have been credited to military service personnel. Military service in calendar year 2002 and future years no longer qualifies for these special extra earnings credits

How You Get Credit For Special Extra Earnings

The information that follows applies only to active duty military service earnings from 1957 through 2001. Here's how the special extra earnings are credited on your record:
Service in 1957 Through 1977

You are credited with $300 in additional earnings for each calendar quarter in which you received active duty basic pay. Service in 1978 through 2001

For every $300 in active duty basic pay, you are credited with an additional $100 in earnings up to a maximum of $1,200 a year. If you enlisted after September 7, 1980, and didn't complete at least 24 months of active duty or your full tour, you may not be able to receive the additional earnings.

Check with Social Security for details.



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