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10th Anniversary Of Iraq, Afghanistan War Memorial Approaching

It’s the war memorial that most people don’t even know exists, even after ten years. It bears the names of more than 7,000 soldiers killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

WBBM Newsradio–06/06/2013

Veteran Urges Sending Holiday Cards To Service Members

The head of the state’s Veterans’ Affairs Department want people to send holiday cards.

12/01/2012

Greg Broseus, a former Ohio National Guard member, is throwing away his medals as a protest during Chicago's NATO summit. (CBS)

Iraq War Veteran To Throw Medals Away During NATO Summit

Some U.S. veterans are planning to give their medals back during the upcoming NATO summit in a gesture of protest. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones talks with one of them.

05/14/2012

Aaron Hughes, who served in the Army National Guard from 2000 to 2006, says he and other veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are planning to return their service medals to NATO generals during a protest at the NATO summit on May 20, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Veterans Plan To Return Medals During NATO Summit Protest

Several veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan plan to hold a ceremony during a protest of the NATO summit on Sunday, and return their service medals to the NATO generals.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

Hundreds of people took part in the "Honor Ride and Run" in Barrington, Ill., on Oct. 23, 2011, to support military veterans. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Ride To Honor Vets In Barrington

Hundreds of people turned out Sunday for an Honor Ride and Run in Barrington to support military veterans.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2011

Chief Warrant Officer Greg Holley, an Apache helicopter pilot, returned home to Country Club Hills on Oct. 22, 2011, a day after President Barack Obama announced all troops would be coming back from Iraq by year's end. (Credit: CBS)

Country Club Hills Welcomes Army Pilot Home From Iraq

Just over 24 hours after President Barack Obama announced that one of America’s longest wars was coming to a close, a young man who served in that conflict was back home in the Chicago area on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2011

U.S. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Cooper (center, holding rifle) served three tours in Iraq, finishing his last tour in 2007. (Photo courtesy Jonathan Cooper)

U.S. Withdrawal Hailed By Area Iraq War Veterans

President Barack Obama is bringing all U.S. troops home from Iraq before the year’s end — a decision that is sparking a range of emotions for service members and veterans from the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

Stock Photo (William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

House Finished For Family Of Disabled Veteran

The family of a disabled Iraqi War veteran will be getting the keys to a new home Tuesday, built in west suburban Hillside for them free-of-charge.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011

Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, arrives at a World War II Memorial ceremony in March. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Tammy Duckworth Leaves U.S. Veterans Affairs Office

The Iraq War veteran’s departure raises speculation she may run for a U.S. House seat.

06/13/2011

Anti-War Protesters march down Michigan Avenue

Anti-War Activists Mark 8th Anniversary Of Iraq War

About 1,000 anti-war protesters were marching through downtown Chicago Saturday afternoon to mark the eighth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2011