Lombard Man, Mark Frerichs, Kidnapped In AfghanistanAn American citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated group, a U.S. official said Thursday, and authorities are working to rescue him.
Aurora Community Honors Soldier Killed In Roadside Bombing In AfghanistanThe Aurora community is honoring a 21-year-old soldier killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan on Saturday. 
Department Of Defense Identifies Both Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan This Weekend; One Was Chicago Area ManThe Department of Defense on Sunday identified both soldiers who were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan this weekend – one of whom was a local man.
U.S. Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Was From Aurora, City SaysOne of the two U.S. service members who was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday was identified as a young man from Aurora.
Chicago Man Among 2 Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan This WeekOne of the two U.S. soldiers shot and killed in Afghanistan this week has been identified as a Chicago area man.
Mattis Makes Surprise Visit To AfghanistanMattis' arrival comes amid brutal assaults against the country's minority Shiites and a fresh round of insider attacks this week that have claimed the life of one American service member and eight local police.
Student Shot In 2016 Attack In Afghanistan Fears For Her Life More Than Ever Relentless violence in Afghanistan has surged in recent days, with four attacks in 24 hours leaving at least 40 people dead.
Deadly Suicide Blast Tears Through Afghan Sports HallThe latest violence in the Afghan capital comes about a week after a U.S. strike killed a senior ISIS commander in eastern Afghanistan.
Taliban Overruns Afghan Base, Killing 17 SoldiersThe Taliban overran a base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers, even as Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern provincial capital of Ghazni on Tuesday.
Injured Veteran Receives First Total Penis, Scrotum TransplantThe Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world.
Downstate Illinois Soldier Killed In Afghanistan; 'Friendly Fire' A PossibilitySgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio, died Thursday from “small arms fire."