U.S. intelligence estimates another 5,000 Russian troops have joined the 15,000 in the Crimea since the crisis began last week. But thousands more are massed on the Russian side of the Ukraine border as Ukraine’s under-manned military mobilizes to fight a possible wider invasion.
Gov. Pat Quinn and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski flew to Marseilles on Sunday to visit National Guard troops.
Gov. Pat Quinn is sending 95 members of the Illinois National Guard and eight helicopters to Vermont to help with flood relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
The City of Chicago wants you to help U.S. troops abroad keep in touch with their families.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams spoke with one Chicago soldier for his reaction to the planned troop cutbacks in Afghanistan.
Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinois school children to make holiday cards for wounded troops overseas.