Slain Diplomat From River Forest Honored At FuneralHundreds of mourners were packing into a church in west suburban River Forest on Wednesday, to pay their final respects to a young woman killed while working as a diplomat in Afghanistan.
Kerry Visits Family Of Slain River Forest DiplomatU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in Chicago today to visit the parents of the young U.S. diplomat killed in Afghanistan. Anne Smedinghoff was killed while delivering textbooks in southern Afghanistan earlier this month.
Slain Diplomat From River Forest Remembered As 'Serenely Beautiful'Loved ones honored a young diplomat from River Forest on Tuesday at her former high school, three days after she was killed in a Taliban bombing in Afghanistan.
Body Of Slain Diplomat Anne Smedinghoff Returns To U.S.The body of Anne Smedinghoff, the U.S. diplomat form River Forest killed in Afghanistan over the weekend, has been returned to the U.S.
Diplomat From Chicago Area Killed In AfghanistanA Fenwick High School graduate was among the six Americans killed in an explosion in Afghanistan Saturday.
Fourth-Grader Gets Surprise Of Her Life From DadIt was business as usual inside Mrs. Clancy's fourth grade math class at Newberry Math & Science Academy until Lt. Jeffery Gray walked into the room.
National Guard Members Return From AfghanistanTwelve men were greeted with hugs and some tears.
Names Of Soldiers Killed In Iraq, Afghanistan To Be Read At Thompson CenterA daylong memorial for the 6,600 Americans killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was scheduled for 9:11 a.m. Friday at the plaza outside the Thompson Center.
Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff NegotiationsWhen the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.
Charity Plans Huge Pizza Donation For Soldiers On Super BowlA taste of Chicago will be headed to Afghanistan come Super Bowl Sunday.
Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential DebateRomney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.
Opinion: Romney's Move To The Middle Is Nothing More Than Baseless RhetoricWhy is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?
Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge FailedWith the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.
Opinion: National Security Shouldn't Get Lost In This CampaignOur economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.
Chicago Police Honor Retired Officer Killed In AfghanistanThe name of a retired Chicago police officer who friends say had a heart for the poor is now on the memorial wall for all to see, at Gold Star Families Memorial Park alongside Soldier Field.