Illinois U.S. Rep. Kinzinger Deployed To US-Mexican Border With Guard UnitThe 40-year-old represents the state's 16th district, which includes parts of northern and central Illinois. He is a pilot and veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was elected to Congress in 2010.
Chicago National Guard Unit Headed For Medical Mission In KuwaitIt is the first deployment for 25 soldiers with the 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago. The unit was formed two years ago, and is led by Capt. Amanda Lempke, a registered nurse from Bloomington.
How Military Families Prepare For Their Loved Ones ReturnYour family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.
McCarthy On Mob Attacks: Police Are 'On Top' Of ItPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy on Tuesday downplayed the significance of mob attacks in the downtown area, and said police are “on top of” the situation.