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Gov. Quinn Offers State Police To Help Stop Chicago Violence

Governor Pat Quinn says he’s ready to send in state police to help with Chicago’s violence if Mayor Emanuel needs it.

07/08/2014

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Quinn Open-Minded About Using State Resources To Curb Chicago Violence

Quinn said state police are already helping patrol in East St. Louis, another city that has its challenges with violent crime.

09/21/2013

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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

Roger Britton of Chicago (CBS)

Volunteers Transform Soldier’s Yard Into Safe Haven

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.

06/13/2013

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Indiana Guardsman Gunned Down While Shielding 2-Year-Old Son

CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports its another case of mistaken identity, with no one in custody.

02/13/2013

National Guard Members Return From Afghanistan

Twelve men were greeted with hugs and some tears.

01/18/2013

Mitt Romney speaks to the National Guard Association (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Even On 9/11 Obama And Romney Can’t Resist Political Attacks

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.

09/12/2012

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National Guard Troops Coming To Chicago For NATO Summit

National Guard troops will be dispatched to Chicago for the NATO summit next month.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

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How To Get Your Student Loans Paid Off Or Forgiven

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?

09/27/2011

Injured vet John Masson returns home to Indiana to a hero's welcome Friday. (CBS)

Injured Soldier Returns To Indiana To Hero’s Welcome

National Guard Sgt. First Class John Masson lost three limbs in Afghanistan, and now his hometown is saying thank you for his sacrifice.

01/21/2011

Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta receives a warm welcome Monday Dec. 13, 2010. (CBS)

Medal Of Honor Recipient Humbly Thanks His Military Peers

Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, recently recognized by President Obama, pulled two fellow soldiers from enemy fire in 2007.

12/13/2010