Veterans en Local Artist and Veteran Hosts First Gallery Opening <p>December visitors to downtown Springfield's Café Andiamo will be greeted by the photography of artist and Springfield native Dan LoGrasso. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, LoGrasso has honed his camera skills as a military journalist on multiple international and domestic deployments.</p><p>The gallery, his first, showcases an eclectic mix of portraits, military moments, and local landscapes. He is currently a full-time student at U.I.S. and remains active as a Sergeant in the Illinois National Guard. All of his work is for sale and will be on display for the remainder of the year.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:06:56 +0000 Rachel Otwell 14722 at Local Artist and Veteran Hosts First Gallery Opening Advice for Returning Vets? <p><em>The Takeaway is teaming up with the Center for Investigative Reporting to collect advice from veterans, for veterans, and by veterans.<br /><br />We want to hear from you: veterans, what advice do you have for those who have recently returned? What advice do you wish you’d been given after your service?<br /><br />We also want to hear from vets who have recently returned: what questions do you have? What advice are you seeking?<br /><br />Give us a call at 877-8-MY-TAKE or tweet us at @TheTakeaway using the hashtag #vetadvice.</em></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:53:19 +0000 12526 at Vets Having Trouble Getting Jobs <p>The economy has proven difficult for many.&nbsp; But one group in particular, returning veterans, is finding it especially hard to locate work.&nbsp; Meredith Colias of Illinois Issues magazine <a href="">wrote about the problem</a> in the latest edition.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:57:32 +0000 Sean Crawford 5081 at Vets Having Trouble Getting Jobs