A senior at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights has been awarded a college scholarship for her moving essay about losing her brother to suicide after he returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.
The Forest Park-based unit’s primary job was to deliver mail and packages, sell stamps and process money orders for those fighting. They were honored Thursday night at a pasta-and-sausage dinner hosted by Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone.
Madeline Crowell is not your typical college freshman. Around classes, she’s working double duty as a guard on the DePaul Blue Demons basketball team as well as serving in the U.S. Army.
Shamekia Goodwin-Badger began working for Wheeling police May 27, 2008 after being employed with Hawthorn Woods police for four years
U.S. Army Spc. Alfredo Fuentes’ six children had no idea he was coming home.
Army Sgt. Joe Riehle was never expecting the welcome home he got on New Year’s Day, full of thank yous, hugs and handshakes.
A man fatally shot by a Tacoma police officer last week has been identified as a 29-year-old Army sergeant stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.
Federal defense officials say a 25-year-old Army sergeant from Rockford has died in Afghanistan.
While Americans are celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, one Crestwood family will have even more to celebrate – the safe homecoming of a soldier who had been serving in Afghanistan.
An Army mom delivered a big surprise at her son’s Southwest Side elementary school on Tuesday.
Wheaton North High School has been mourning the loss of a recent graduate, who died a month after he was wounded while serving in Afghanistan.
Army Spc. Samuel T. Watts, 20, dwas wounded April 25 in Zharay, Afghanistan, from an improvised explosive device.
Just over 24 hours after President Barack Obama announced that one of America’s longest wars was coming to a close, a young man who served in that conflict was back home in the Chicago area on Saturday.
There is more evidence that the economy is contracting, with grim job numbers coming out.
Pfc. Michael Olivieri of south suburban Homer Glen is remembered as a dedicated soldier and husband who was preparing to celebrate his first wedding anniversary.
A U.S. Army specialist from Antioch has died from non-combat injuries he suffered in Afghanistan earlier this week.