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An unidentified soldier mans a machine gun on a military vehicle outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine. Scores of heavily-armed soldiers not displaying any idenifying insignia have taken up positions outside the base and parked several dozen vehicles, mostly trucks and patrol cars, nearby. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Northwestern Professor Fears Russia’s ‘Appetite’ For Territory Will Grow

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.

03/03/2014

A Chinook helicopter will fly Gov. Pat Quinn and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski to downstate Marseilles, for an awards ceremony for Illinois National Guard Troops, and honoring military cooperation between the U.S. and Poland. (Credit: CBS)

Governor, Polish President Visit Troops Downstate

Gov. Pat Quinn and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski flew to Marseilles on Sunday to visit National Guard troops.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2012

Natalie Kelley (R) and sister Emily Kelley (L) of South Roalton, VT., play at the end of the road where the White River extension washed away miles of road on August 30, 2011 in Bethel, Vermont.  Vermont is reeling from historic flooding in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, in what is expected to be the worst flooding in Vermont since the epic flooding in 1927, after 8.3 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours.  (Photo by Chip Allen/Getty Images)

Quinn Sending 95 National Guard Troops To Vermont

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.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

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Alderman Asks Chicagoans To Donate Cell Phones For Troops

The City of Chicago wants you to help U.S. troops abroad keep in touch with their families.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

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Chicago Veteran Embraces Obama Plan To Draw Troops From Afghanistan

CBS 2′s Jim Williams spoke with one Chicago soldier for his reaction to the planned troop cutbacks in Afghanistan.

06/22/2011

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.

11/29/2010