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Governor Quinn says Illinois' mission to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene was a success.  Ninety-five National Guard troops were sent to the East coast last week.  They're job was to assist in delivering food, water and other supplies to several towns in Vermont that were isolated by flooding.  The troops are back in Illinois but while in Vermont they were able to provide supplies that were in high demand, including 63 pallets of food, 58 pallets of water four pallets of blankets, three pallets of cots and tarps and one generator.  Units from Peoria, Decatur and Chicago participated in the mission.

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