Federal charges have been leveled against five people, in alleged schemes to cheat veterans and the military.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (CBS) — Job prospects are beginning to look more promising for the state’s military veterans. As WBBM Newsradio’s Catherine Catalane reports, for returning veterans in Illinois, the unemployment rate is better than other […]
Many veterans have complained that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs keeps them waiting months for benefits and, in some cases, medical care; but the V.A. says it’s working to speed up its process.
As more American troops leave Iraq and Afghanistan, more are coming home with disabilities, but any say the wait for their disability benefits and medical care is longer and more complicated than they ever expected.
Veterans from the pivotal World War II Battle of Midway took center stage at Midway Airport as the airport marked the 70th anniversary of the battle, after which the airport is named.
As part of a new hiring policy for veterans, the CTA has a goal to attract at least a 20 percent pool of veterans during the application process for positions, including drivers, mechanics, engineers, managers and other workers.
CHICAGO (CBS) – Veterans who returned their medals to NATO just over a week ago gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at on the Chicago River on Monday, to talk about their feelings on Memorial […]
A handful of soldiers gathered Thursday morning at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on the Chicago River, to announce their opposition to NATO, and announce that they’re giving back their service medals on Sunday, at the start of the NATO summit.
Several veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan plan to hold a ceremony during a protest of the NATO summit on Sunday, and return their service medals to the NATO generals.
Is the city of Chicago double-crossing demonstrators planning protests during the weekend of the NATO summit? That’s what protest organizers are charging, claiming the city is going back on its word on where and how two big marches will conclude.
Gov. Pat Quinn helped host a job fair for veterans at the Hilton Chicago hotel on Wednesday.
Military veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan seem to be in competition with older vets for financial assistance.
Gov. Pat Quinn says money from state and federal sources is now available to help veterans and active-duty military personnel purchase homes in Illinois.
Who will help the veterans once the parades are over and the uniforms and flags have been packed away? Rev. Jesse Jackson asked that question on Thursday, as members of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition served veterans a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.
Their backgrounds are vastly different, but the candidates for the Democratic primary race for the 8th Congressional District north of Chicago are both focusing on the federal budget for veterans.
Hundreds of people turned out Sunday for an Honor Ride and Run in Barrington to support military veterans.
The military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on homosexuals serving in the armed forces comes to an end on Tuesday and gay men and women will be allowed to serve openly. The repeal comes four years after Marquell Smith says he was kicked out of the U.S. Marines for being gay.
Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinoisans to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by giving a helping hand to military families.
Senator Dick Durbin stood with a group of wounded Iraq War veterans and their caregivers – and encouraged veterans and their families to apply for help from the Family Caregiver Program.
They were wounded or injured in wars and conflicts ranging back to World War II, and on Friday more than a dozen west suburban veterans were honored for their service and their sacrifice.