10 Years Later, Friend Recalls NW Indiana Man Taken Hostage In Iraq Northwest Indiana businessman Jeff Ake went to Iraq in 2005 and never came back. The LaPorte, Indiana business owner was taken hostage on April 11, 2005, while installing equipment at a water bottling plant near Baghdad.
Judge Won't Release Illinois Woman Accused In Terrorism CaseMediha Medy Salkicevic and five other Bosnian immigrants are facing charges that accuse them sending money and equipment to the Islamic State group and other designated terrorist organizations.
Kirk Wants More Air Strikes On ISIS Targets In Iraq And SyriaU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said the level of bombings seen in Operation Desert Storm would do more damage than the relative handful of missions now underway in Syria and Iraq.
Kirk Urges Republican Colleagues Not To Play Politics With Military Action Against ISISU.S. Senator Mark Kirk is warning fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill against trying to score political points over President Obama's plan to attack and destroy the Islamic State terrorists, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Demonstrators Hold Anti-War Protest Downtown There was a protest outside the Kluczynski Federal Building downtown three hours before President Obama's speech, but it was easy to miss.
Southwest Suburban Park Named For Fallen SoldierThe dedication of a new park Tuesday night in southwest suburban Tinley Park will be a bittersweet moment for a local family, whose son died serving in Iraq more than 10 years ago.
Assyrian Rally In Chicago Supports U.S. Airstrikes In IraqIraqi Christians demonstrating in Daley Plaza were thankful for the action.
Honoring Son Lost To PTSD Suicide, Marine's Mom Finds Her Purpose
Iraqi Immigrants Desperate To Find Help For Relatives Back HomeA suburban couple, originally from Iraq, has been watching with growing alarm what's happening to family in their homeland as ISIS militants take over ever larger sections of the country.
World Conference In Chicago Teaches Students About Leadership HOBY president and CEO Javier LaFianza said this week’s events were designed to help students identify their passions, and where they want to make a difference in the world.
Quadruple Amputee, War Vet Travis Mills: 'I'm Not A Sob Story'Staff Sgt. Travis Mills lost both arms and both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2012. A new film "Travis: A Soldier's Story" documents the tremendous physical and emotional challenges he faces every day.
Chicago's Average Gas Price The Highest In The NationThe insurgent violence in Iraq and threats to oil facilities there have pushed the price of crude oil to more than $107 per barrel. That has translated to higher gasoline prices, nowhere higher than Chicago.