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Melissa Stockwell's training bike was stolen from her garage. Stockwell, a wounded veteran, is also a Paralympic swimmer and triathlete. (Credit: Facebook)

Wounded Vet, Paralympic Athlete Upbeat After Bike Stolen

A Chicago woman who lost a leg in the Iraq war 10 years ago and is now a world class paratriathlete was thanking everyone for their concern after her bike was stolen.

09/26/2014

A Bronze Star military medal (Getty Images)

WWII Veteran Awarded Medal Posthumously

John Bock survived the Battle of the Bulge and went on to have a distinguished career as an aeronautical engineer, never discussing his bravery on the battlefield. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.

05/26/2014

A homeless person (CBS)

Veteran Has Been Helping The Homeless For Nearly 25 Years

Even though 64-year-old Jim Proffitt has been feeding the homeless since 1989, he said it’s not his occupation.

10/18/2013

Shamekia Goodwin-Badger, a Wheeling police officer, died after becoming ill during a training session. (Photo from Wheeling Police)

Wheeling Cop Dies After Collapsing During Training

Shamekia Goodwin-Badger began working for Wheeling police May 27, 2008 after being employed with Hawthorn Woods police for four years

07/29/2013

Retired Air Force veteran Mack Jones talks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel outside his home in Englewood, after an army of volunteers completed a major rehab of his house. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Volunteers Rehab Englewood Veteran’s Home

An Englewood man who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam and Korean wars said he’s overwhelmed by the generosity of volunteers who recently fixed up his house.

WBBM Newsradio–07/12/2013

An honorary street sign in memory of Private First Class Omar Torres is unveiled outside his parents' home on South Keeler. (CBS)

Fallen Soldier Honored With Street Naming

Army Pfc. Omar Torres gave his life for his country in Iraq, and on Tuesday, the city honored his sacrifice and service by naming a street near his Archer Heights home in his memory.

04/02/2013

Sonny Cooper was diagnosed with prostate cancer that was linked to his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, but his disability benefits were significantly reduced after his cancer went into remission, and he's in danger of losing his home. (Credit: CBS)

Vietnam Vet With Cancer Might Lose Home Due To Reduced Benefits

The U.S. Veterans Administration had been helping the Chicago man, but much of that support has stopped, and now he’s in the fight of his life.

CBS 2–01/09/2013

Chase Bank

Veteran: Bank Giving Me Run-Around On Home Loan Program

A disabled veteran from Grayslake is trying to take advantage of a state loan program for veterans to buy a home – but he says he’s getting the run-around.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

Hawkins Fairley, 98, is battling the city of Chicago over a $26,000 water bill. (CBS)

World War II Vet Battles City Over $25,000 Water Bill

Talk about a G.I. bill. A 98-year-old member of the Greatest Generation is challenging a Chicago water bill of nearly $26,000. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

CBS 2–07/02/2012

Bob Persinger

World War II Vet Recounts Horrors Of Death Camp

Ahead of Memorial Day, a World War II veteran from Rockford says what he saw 67 years ago never leaves him.

WBBM Newsradio–05/25/2012

Army Sgt. Cameron Crouch, left, and his wife, Christy. (Courtesy: Crouch family)

Your Chicago: Helping A Wounded Iraq War Veteran

College students from Chicago helped an Iraq War veteran who lives downstate by redesigning his home’s interior. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson explains.

04/06/2012

Joseph Jesk (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Former Soldier Gets 17 Years For Killing Wife

A U.S. Army veteran who had recently returned from the war in Iraq when he killed his wife in their southwest suburban home has been sentenced to 17 years in prison, Sun-Times Media is reporting.

12/15/2011

Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Donations Pour In To Pay For Cremation For Slain Homeless Man

An outpouring of public donations has paid for the cremation of a homeless Vietnam-era veteran who was killed in downtown Elgin.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

Gavel

Homeless Man Held In Murder Of World War II Vet, 94

A homeless man has been held without bond, on charges that he killed a 94-year-old World War II veteran who let the man stay at his home last year.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Stock Photo (William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

House Finished For Family Of Disabled Veteran

The family of a disabled Iraqi War veteran will be getting the keys to a new home Tuesday, built in west suburban Hillside for them free-of-charge.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tinley Park War Vet Died Of Cold Exposure In Driveway

The body of a suburban Chicago man who served in Kosovo and Iraq as a Marine was found in the driveway of his Tinley Park home, and an autopsy showed he died of hypothermia.

12/30/2010

Larry Cavanaugh

Someone You Should Know: Honor Guard Volunteer Larry Cavanaugh

An honor guard is a special way to pay tribute to America’s servicemen and women at their funerals. Members of these squads donate their time. One of those volunteers is Larry Cavanaugh, and CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield says he’s someone you should know.

CBS 2–12/08/2010