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Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Declares Disaster Area For State After Snowstorm, Extreme Cold

At a news conference on Monday, Quinn said the snow paralyzed some the state’s biggest snow plows and salt trucks.

01/06/2014

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

National Guard Soldiers Credit Training In Rescue Of Crash Victims

“My military training played a big role in how I reacted,” said Spc. Jovanta Duncan. “I assessed the situation and took action.”

09/16/2013

National Guard

Illinois National Guardsman Dies During Fitness Test

The Illinois National Guard remains in shock over the sudden death of a seemingly healthy officer during a fitness exam last Friday. The latest on the story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

09/16/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Urges Tax Filers To Support Fund For Military Families

Governor Quinn is making a pitch to last-minute filers to give a little back, and support military families, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.

04/14/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama joined Gov. Pat Quinn in Chicago on June 26, 2012, when he signed legislation allowing military spouses and veterans to more easily transfer their professional licenses to Illinois, so they can stay in the same profession after relocating from another state. (Credit: CBS)

Michelle Obama Cheers Illinois Military Family Law

Michelle Obama got a boost Tuesday from her home state of Illinois in her campaign to make it easier for military spouses to advance their own careers amid the frequent moves that come with life in a military family.

06/26/2012

A Chinook helicopter will fly Gov. Pat Quinn and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski to downstate Marseilles, for an awards ceremony for Illinois National Guard Troops, and honoring military cooperation between the U.S. and Poland. (Credit: CBS)

Governor, Polish President Visit Troops Downstate

Gov. Pat Quinn and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski flew to Marseilles on Sunday to visit National Guard troops.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2012

Chicago Police Capt. Hootan Bahmandeji talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine at the NATO communications center. (CBS)

NATO Communications Center A Suburban Secret

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine got a tour of the communications center on Thursday.

05/17/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Urges Donations To Military Families’ Fund For 9/11

Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinoisans to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by giving a helping hand to military families.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

Natalie Kelley (R) and sister Emily Kelley (L) of South Roalton, VT., play at the end of the road where the White River extension washed away miles of road on August 30, 2011 in Bethel, Vermont.  Vermont is reeling from historic flooding in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, in what is expected to be the worst flooding in Vermont since the epic flooding in 1927, after 8.3 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours.  (Photo by Chip Allen/Getty Images)

Quinn Sending 95 National Guard Troops To Vermont

Gov. Pat Quinn is sending 95 members of the Illinois National Guard and eight helicopters to Vermont to help with flood relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

U.S. Capitol Dome

Thousands Of Local Workers Affected By Government Shutdown Threat

There are tens of thousands of federal employees from various government agencies and departments in Chicago. If there is a government shutdown, a lot of them will be staying home.

04/08/2011

National Guard

National Guard Ends Blizzard Duty

Now that the worst is over, the National Guard says its work to rescue drivers in the blizzard is complete.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

National Guard

National Guard To Aid Drivers In Blizzard

Gov. Pat Quinn has called out the National Guard to assist motorists stranded on interstate highways during the coming blizzard.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011