Rahan Sivertsen has a soft spot for dogs and soldiers, so she came up with an idea to sell lemonade and watermelon to raise funds for the Puppy Rescue Mission, which assists in adoptions of stray dogs that soldiers have rescued from war zones.
“My military training played a big role in how I reacted,” said Spc. Jovanta Duncan. “I assessed the situation and took action.”
A taste of Chicago will be headed to Afghanistan come Super Bowl Sunday.
Dozens of Chicago area soldiers came home Friday after a nearly year-long deployment in Afghanistan. As CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports, the timing makes it a December to remember.
A Valparaiso bridal boutique is taking part in a national program to give military brides free designer wedding dresses.
Some area soldiers know they are lucky to return from Afghanistan because not all of their friends made it back alive, CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Anthony Huebner of Aurora and fiancé Stephanie Thompson are to be married on Saturday, but their rehearsal dinner Friday night was anything but ordinary.
Hundreds of soldiers and sailors gathered in far north suburban Highwood on Saturday for an annual holiday celebration and tree lighting.
Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinois school children to make holiday cards for wounded troops overseas.