McCormick Place Being Converted To COVID-19 Alternative Care Facility; 500 Beds Arrive On SiteThe first shipment of 500 beds have already arrived.
Illinois National Guard Shoots Down False Rumors Of Armed Enforcement Of Governor's 'Stay At Home' Order; 'We Are Not Doing Any Policing Action'"You’ll see when we show up in camouflage, we tend to draw a crowd, but we’re not bringing weapons, we’re not bringing anything like that, we’re bringing our professional skills to help out,” Illinois National Guard Adjutant Gen. Richard Neely said.
Deployed Man Celebrates Heartfelt Reunion With Furry FriendA member of the IL National Guard came home to a warm welcome from his furry friend.
Illinois National Guard Sends Plane In Advance Of IrmaA Sunday National Guard statement says it has dispatched a C-130 aircraft to the U.S. Virgin Islands as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Caribbean.
Aurora Cousins Face Sentencing For Terror Plot On Guard BaseHasan Edmonds joined the Illinois National Guard a decade after terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Then, in the spring of 2015, he committed the ultimate betrayal of his fellow soldiers.
'Pokémon Go' Players Not Welcome At Illinois National Guard FacilitiesGuard officials said several players have appeared at the gates of Illinois National Guard facilities and training centers asking for access.
Gov. Rauner Sends National Guard To Southern Illinois In Response To FloodingThe soldiers will be ready to assist local authorities to secure flooded areas and check on residents, and even help evacuate if needed. A Blackhawk helicopter with hoist capability was also placed on standby.
Second Suspect Pleads Guilty In Terror PlotAn Aurora man pleaded guilty Monday morning for his role in a terror plot that involved joining the Islamic State in the Middle East while his cousin attacked a National Guard base in Joliet.
Scam Artists Claiming To Be National Guard Soliciting Donations Over Phone-Don't be fooled. It's against Department of Defense regulations for the Illinois National Guard and all other DOD entities to ask for donations of any kind.
Quinn Declares Disaster Area For State After Snowstorm, Extreme ColdAt a news conference on Monday, Quinn said the snow paralyzed some the state's biggest snow plows and salt trucks.
National Guard Soldiers Credit Training In Rescue Of Crash Victims"My military training played a big role in how I reacted," said Spc. Jovanta Duncan. "I assessed the situation and took action."
Illinois National Guardsman Dies During Fitness TestThe Illinois National Guard remains in shock over the sudden death of a seemingly healthy officer during a fitness exam last Friday. The latest on the story from WBBM's Regine Schlesinger.
Quinn Urges Tax Filers To Support Fund For Military FamiliesGovernor Quinn is making a pitch to last-minute filers to give a little back, and support military families, reports WBBM's Michele Fiore.
Michelle Obama Cheers Illinois Military Family LawMichelle Obama got a boost Tuesday from her home state of Illinois in her campaign to make it easier for military spouses to advance their own careers amid the frequent moves that come with life in a military family.
Governor, Polish President Visit Troops DownstateGov. Pat Quinn and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski flew to Marseilles on Sunday to visit National Guard troops.