They were able to spend Thanksgiving with family, but now it’s time to deploy for members of a suburban Army Reserve unit.
The remains of a Marine from Crystal Lake now lie at Arlington National Cemetery – buried two-and-a-half weeks ago, along with five other members of his unit who died in Afghanistan in 2012.
Hundreds of mourners were packing into a church in west suburban River Forest on Wednesday, to pay their final respects to a young woman killed while working as a diplomat in Afghanistan.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in Chicago today to visit the parents of the young U.S. diplomat killed in Afghanistan. Anne Smedinghoff was killed while delivering textbooks in southern Afghanistan earlier this month.
Loved ones honored a young diplomat from River Forest on Tuesday at her former high school, three days after she was killed in a Taliban bombing in Afghanistan.
The body of Anne Smedinghoff, the U.S. diplomat form River Forest killed in Afghanistan over the weekend, has been returned to the U.S.
A Fenwick High School graduate was among the six Americans killed in an explosion in Afghanistan Saturday.
It was business as usual inside Mrs. Clancy’s fourth grade math class at Newberry Math & Science Academy until Lt. Jeffery Gray walked into the room.
Twelve men were greeted with hugs and some tears.
A daylong memorial for the 6,600 Americans killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was scheduled for 9:11 a.m. Friday at the plaza outside the Thompson Center.
When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.
A taste of Chicago will be headed to Afghanistan come Super Bowl Sunday.
Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.
Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?
With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.
Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.
The name of a retired Chicago police officer who friends say had a heart for the poor is now on the memorial wall for all to see, at Gold Star Families Memorial Park alongside Soldier Field.
Mitt Romney insulted Britain’s preparations for the Olympics and inspired quotes like “apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humor or sincerity” and “worse than Sarah Palin” before cashing campaign checks from bankers and lobbyists who are at the center of the Libor scandal.
Monday, July 16, 2012, will be the day the war hit home for one neighborhood in Crown Point – one home after another after another, to be exact.
Federal defense officials say a 25-year-old Army sergeant from Rockford has died in Afghanistan.