It is the first deployment for 25 soldiers with the 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago. The unit was formed two years ago, and is led by Capt. Amanda Lempke, a registered nurse from Bloomington.
The family of two west suburban men accused of plotting a massacre at a National Guard armory is speaking out, reports Cisco Cotto.
A national guardsman from Aurora and his cousin were arrested Wednesday night, for allegedly conspiring to join the Islamic State terrorist group, and attack a military facility in northern Illinois.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne has earned a reputation for his flashy training camp arrivals and this year was no different. In keeping with tradition, Wayne stepped up his training camp arrival game.
Governor Pat Quinn says he’s ready to send in state police to help with Chicago’s violence if Mayor Emanuel needs it.
Quinn said state police are already helping patrol in East St. Louis, another city that has its challenges with violent crime.
“My military training played a big role in how I reacted,” said Spc. Jovanta Duncan. “I assessed the situation and took action.”
Chicago soldier leaving town for training was worried for his children. That’s because he didn’t think his own yard was a safe place for them to play while he’s gone. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports its another case of mistaken identity, with no one in custody.
Twelve men were greeted with hugs and some tears.
The thought of going an entire day without political campaigning out respect of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 was a nice and extremely appropriate thought. However, disappointing to many, it wasn’t the respectful day totally without political bickering that was expected by many who were watching and listening.
National Guard troops will be dispatched to Chicago for the NATO summit next month.
The average college student will face $22,000 in student loans when he or she graduates. It’ll take at least 10 years to pay it off. But what if some or even all of your debt could be forgiven, erased, wiped clean?
National Guard Sgt. First Class John Masson lost three limbs in Afghanistan, and now his hometown is saying thank you for his sacrifice.
Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, recently recognized by President Obama, pulled two fellow soldiers from enemy fire in 2007.