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James Matthews (Credit: Chicago Police)

O’Hare Thefts Against Military Personnel Has Some Asking: Why?

A worker at O’Hare Airport is behind bars, accused of stealing items from active-duty military personnel. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

07/25/2014

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Department Changes Disability Policy For Military Vets

Department spokesman Adam Collins said the policy for those officers wounded or injured while on active duty military assignments will be the same as those wounded or injured in the line of duty.

01/17/2014

The Chicago skyline. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Military Training Exercises Create Stir For Chicago Residents

Military helicopters buzzed the Chicago skies Monday night, and they had many people wondering what was going on.

07/23/2013

A South Korean soldier stands on a military guard post near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju on April 5, 2013. The United States said it was taking 'all necessary precautions' after North Korea rang fresh alarms in an escalating crisis by moving a medium-range missile to its east coast. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Korean-Americans React To Escalations Along The DMZ

Some Chicago area Korean-Americans are reacting with a little more fear and trepidation about North Korean threats, than South Koreans seem to be.

04/12/2013

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Many Employers Now Actively Seeking Veterans

Those returning home to Chicago from military service may find an especially receptive job market.

02/18/2013

Dan Rutherford

Treasurer Rutherford Releases Operation Reunite List

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford unveiled an updated Operation Reunite list of names now that several military medals have been returned to veterans.

12/07/2012

Michael Delaney

Report: Murder Suspect Blames Trauma Suffered In Military For Actions

A former soldier from Wheaton accused of murdering a neighbor three years ago is asking a DuPage County judge to allow him to use a long-ago traumatic military experience as a defense.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

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.

08/27/2012

Gavel

Crystal Lake Man, 4 Others Charged With Scamming Veterans, Military

Federal charges have been leveled against five people, in alleged schemes to cheat veterans and the military.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Ex-Marine Kyle Lopez has had a tough time finding a job since returning home. (CBS)

Veterans Face Higher Jobless Rate Back Home

Like so many other returning service men and women, ex-Marine Kyle Lopez has come home to a tough economy. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

12/26/2011

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Bill Encourages Combat Veterans To Join State Police

The Illinois State Police are looking for a few good men and women.

WBBM Newsradio–11/14/2011

Marquell Smith

Ex-Marine Celebrating End Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on homosexuals serving in the armed forces comes to an end on Tuesday and gay men and women will be allowed to serve openly. The repeal comes four years after Marquell Smith says he was kicked out of the U.S. Marines for being gay.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2011

Gay Rights

Gay Chicago Man Booted From Military Reflects On ‘Don’t Ask’ Policy

The U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is scheduled to officially end tomorrow–and for at least one gay man who’s been in frequent touch with a Navy recruiter in Chicago, it’s hard to believe the end is almost here.

09/19/2011

Soulchartirya Terry

Girl, 15, Missing; Last Seen In School Military Uniform

Police are looking for a 15-year-old girl, who has not been seen since vanishing three days ago wearing the uniform from the military school she attends.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2011

Liquor Store

Countryside Liquor Store Owner: Facebook Post Is A Lie

A Countryside liquor store owner is the victim of a Facebook-fueled campaign to hurt his business, which, he says, is based on a lie.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

The White Sox celebrate a win over the Orioles. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

White Sox Play War Games With Service Members Overseas

The White Sox played war games — by satellite — with members of the military stationed overseas in Afghanistan and Qatar.

WBBM Newsradio–08/17/2011

Job Fair

Nearly 10,000 Attend Transportation Job Fair At Chicago State

With renewed worries about the economy in the wake of the downgrade of the nation’s credit rating, nearly 10,000 people showed up for a job fair hosted by Congressman bobby Rush on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

Photo Of Lee Reinhart In Uniform. (Personal Photo)

Gay Man Ready To Enlist, Give His Life

A Chicago man kicked out eight years ago under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has contacted a recruiter and could become the first openly gay man in Illinois to enlist.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2010

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Long Overdue, Lobbyists Say

The Senate may have voted 65 to 31 to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy this weekend, but the particulars allowing gays to openly serve in the military will take months to approve and implement.

12/19/2010

Larry Cavanaugh

Someone You Should Know: Honor Guard Volunteer Larry Cavanaugh

An honor guard is a special way to pay tribute to America’s servicemen and women at their funerals. Members of these squads donate their time. One of those volunteers is Larry Cavanaugh, and CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield says he’s someone you should know.

CBS 2–12/08/2010

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