Rahan Silversten and her mother, Kerry. (Credit: Facebook)

Girl Selling Lemonade To Help Soldiers Bring Home Rescued Dogs

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.


Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

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.”


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Charity Plans Huge Pizza Donation For Soldiers On Super Bowl

A taste of Chicago will be headed to Afghanistan come Super Bowl Sunday.


Members of the 822nd Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, returned to the Chicago area Friday after a year in Afghanistan. (CBS)

Soldiers Return From Afghanistan Before Christmas

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.


Here Comes The Dress

Valparaiso Shop Gives Free Gowns To Soldiers And Their Brides

A Valparaiso bridal boutique is taking part in a national program to give military brides free designer wedding dresses.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2011

Members from the Forward Support Company, 863rd Engineering Battalion out of Darien are honored Thursday in Joliet, Ill. (CBS)

Soldiers Return Home From Afghanistan

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.


Stephanie Thompson and Anthony Huebner

Soldiers Home From Afghanistan Getting Married

Anthony Huebner of Aurora and fiancé Stephanie Thompson are to be married on Saturday, but their rehearsal dinner Friday night was anything but ordinary.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2010

Highwood for the Holidays

Soldiers, Sailors Gather For Holiday Party In Highwood

Hundreds of soldiers and sailors gathered in far north suburban Highwood on Saturday for an annual holiday celebration and tree lighting.

CBS 2–12/04/2010

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. (AP File Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Quinn To Deliver Holiday Cards To Troops Overseas

Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinois school children to make holiday cards for wounded troops overseas.