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Tourists visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. (Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Businessman Wants Crowds To Greet Vets Returning On Honor Flights

David Hockberg escorted veterans of World War II on a journey to Washington D.C. to see the memorial built in their honor. It’s a free trip for the veterans arranged by Honor flight Chicago several times a year.

11/11/2013

Esther and George Pollitt. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Suburban World War II Veteran Honored

A World War II veteran from Palos Park was honored this afternoon because in the span of two weeks this summer, he is celebrating his 90th birthday and he and his wife are celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary.

07/28/2013

Rev. John Boyle (Photo courtesy Fourth Presbyterian Church)

Fourth Presbyterian Associate Pastor, WWII Veteran John Boyle Dies At 87

John Boyle found his path to God after walking into the hell of Dachau. He was a 19-year-old sergeant serving with the U.S. Army forces that liberated the infamous German concentration camp on April 29, 1945.

06/10/2013

Workers with A & T Recovery prepare a WWII era FM-2 'Wildcat' fighter plane for transport after it was recovered from Lake Michigan on Dec. 7, 2012 in Waukegan, Illinois. The aircraft, which was recovered from about 160 feet of water, crashed into the lake on Dec. 28, 1944, when the engine died while it was on a training mission being piloted by Ensign William Forbes, who survived the crash. The aircraft, which is still owned by the U.S. Navy, will be shipped to the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida for restoration. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

World War II Fighter Raised From Lake Michigan

After spending almost 70 years, submerged in Lake Michigan salvage experts pulled an old World War II fighter plane out of the water on Friday.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2012

WWII Fighter To Be Raised From Lake Michigan

A sunken World War II Wildcat Fighter has concluded its final fight–45 miles under the water to a safe harbor in Waukegan.

12/05/2012

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

Midway Veterans

Veterans Of Battle Of Midway Honored At Namesake Airport

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.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2012

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]

06/07/2012

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

Tuskegee Airmen pilots John Rogers Sr. (left) and Julius Echols (right). (Family Photos)

Tuskegee Airmen Recall WWII Experience As ‘Red Tails’ Hits Theaters

A new major motion picture from producer George Lucas tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famed all-black World War II fighter squadron. About 16 of its members now live in Chicago.

CBS 2–01/19/2012

World War II veteran Gerald Diez, 90, may be displaced from his home at the Marion VA, his family says. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Will VA Bounce Vets From Nursing Facilities?

The families of military veterans say their loved ones are being pushed out of the VA centers that promised to take care of them. CBS 2′s Dave Savini investigates.

CBS 2–06/23/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Cubs Make First Trip To Fenway Since 1918 World Series

The last time the Chicago Cubs made a trip to Fenway Park, Cubs hitters were trying to figure out ace pitcher Babe Ruth, and baseball’s oldest ballpark was still a new-age novelty.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2011

The Bears and Packers playing on December 14, 1941 (Credit: The Green Bay Press-Gazette)

A Matchup 69 Years In The Making

The Bears and Packers have played each other more than 180 times, it’s football’s longest rivalry, but it’s taken 69 years for them to meet again in the postseason.

CBS 2–01/18/2011

Rosie The Riveter

Woman Who Inspired Rosie The Riveter Dies

An icon of World War II has died at the age of 86.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2010

Photos From Bart Shore/WBBM

World War II Plane Recovered From Lake Michigan

A World War II plane is back on dry land, after sitting at the bottom of Lake Michigan for nearly 70 years.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2010

A Man Walks Along The Lake Michigan Shore. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

WWII Plane To Be Hauled From Lake Michigan Monday

Salvage company to try to retrieve a Bird Cage Corsair from the “ideal storage locker” of lake waters.

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2010