CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials are restoring a flagpole that has been at the school since the 1920s and long unused.
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What started as a friendly wager to shave a friends beard in return for fundraising a thousand dollars has now turned into a second full blown fundraiser.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois treasurer Dan Rutherford is again trying to reunite veterans and their families with lost military medals, ribbons, dog tags and paperwork left in unclaimed safe-deposit boxes.
CHICAGO (AP)–U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is retiring from the Illinois National Guard after 23 years in the military and ten years after she lost both legs in Iraq when the Blackhawk helicopter she was piloting was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade.
PITTSFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Vietnam War veteran and the president of the Pike County Historical Society in western Illinois want to build a museum to display war memorabilia to honor the area’s veterans.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — If you’ve ever wondered how Americans waged war 100 years ago, the Illinois State Military Museum will give you a glimpse of the past.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing the sons and daughters of fallen members of the U.S. armed forces to apply for special Gold Star license plates.