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."
Notre Dame Basketball Player Gets Surprise Reunion With Army BrotherNotre Dame guard Matt Farrell got the best Christmas gift a young man could ask for Monday night.
Forest Park Reservists Back Home From AfghanistanThe Forest Park-based unit's primary job was to deliver mail and packages, sell stamps and process money orders for those fighting. They were honored Thursday night at a pasta-and-sausage dinner hosted by Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone.
Honoring Son Lost To PTSD Suicide, Marine's Mom Finds Her Purpose
Mokena Soldier Laid To RestFriends and family of a fallen soldier from Mokena were preparing to say their final goodbyes on Tuesday, when 19-year-old Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen will be laid to rest after he was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.
Body Of Mokena Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Returns To Home It's a sad homecoming for an Illinois soldier who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. The body of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen arrived in his hometown of Mokena.