Naperville Woman Working For United Airlines Uses Farsi Language Skills To Connect With Evacuees From Afghanistan, Evoking Her Own Roots Coming From IranThis story is about fate, and a twist that brought a Naperville woman back to her roots. It happened in the skies over the Middle East and Europe, on a plane full of evacuees headed west.
Refugee Advocacy Groups Prepare For Influx Of Children And Families Fleeing From AfghanistanThousands of adults and kids from Afghanistan could be in Illinois soon, and U.S. immigration officials are finding some of the evacuees could be unaccompanied minors.
Chicago Woman, Working With Nonprofit 'Ascend,' Fights For Brave Girls Who Are Trying To Find A Way Out Of AfghanistanWhile the world is focused on the final boots on the ground, CBS 2’s Meredith Barack introduced us Monday night to one Chicago woman who is more concerned with innocent girls who are trying to leave Afghanistan and the grips of the Taliban.
Retired Army Captain Keith Alaniz Leads Charge From Chicago To Get People Out Of AfghanistanEven though the last U.S. military planes have left Afghanistan, one Chicagoan is leading the charge to get more people out.
CBS 2 Exclusive: Afghan-American Returns To Chicago After Harrowing EscapeHotak said every minute of that two night journey was worth it, to get back to his home in Chicago.
Afghans Living In Chicago Scramble For Ways To Get Their Families Out Of Afghanistan Ahead Of Monday Troop Withdrawal DeadlineOn a day when a suicide bomber killed 12 U.S. service members and dozens of others outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, many Afghans living in Chicago are scrambling to find ways to help their families that are still stuck in Afghanistan.
Illinois U.S. Senators, Representatives Grieve After Explosions Kill 12 U.S. Troops, Dozens Of Others In Kabul U.S. senators and representatives from Illinois issued messages of heartbreak and mourning Thursday, after 12 service members were killed and 15 injured in a "complex attack" outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Family Desperate For Answers About Mark Frerichs, Navy Veteran From Lombard Who Was Kidnapped In Afghanistan In 2020U.S. Sens Tammy Duckworth and Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) wrote to President Joe Biden Tuesday, asking that the national Security Council immediately find a way to secure the release of Mark Frerichs, a U.S. Navy veteran, who was abducted last year in Afghanistan.
'The Situation Is Really Tragic': The Crisis In Afghanistan Will Lead Some Refugees To Chicago"We do anticipate seeing an influx and individuals coming from Afghanistan."
As U.S. Leaves Bagram Air Base In Afghanistan, Lombard Family Fears A U.S. Hostage Will Be Left Behind, TooMark Frerichs has been missing since January 2020, when he was kidnapped in Kabul. The U.S. Navy veteran and civil engineer from Lombard, Illinois, was taken after going to a meeting in the Afghan capital to discuss a project.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Hits Back At Trump And Carlson: 'These Titanium Legs Don't Buckle'"Attacks from self-serving, insecure men who can't tell the difference between true patriotism and hateful nationalism will never diminish my love for this country -- or my willingness to sacrifice for it so they don't have to. These titanium legs don't buckle," she wrote in a New York Times op-ed.