In a career that has included the Marines, the Champaign Fire Department and a newer job with the University of Illinois, Chris Hanson has seen it all — even a Ronald Reagan moment.
Events scheduled in East Central Illinois in observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. If you know of another Veterans Day observation, email email@example.com and we will publish it online.
The event that starts at 10 a.m. Monday at the VA's Danville campus features 21 entries, including the Danville Police Honor Guard in the lead, the Danville High School Marching Vikings, local fire departments, the Patriot Riders, Lincoln's Challenge cadets and honor guard, fair queens, vintage cars and more.
Though the military declared in 1949 that the body of Pfc. Jack Van Zandt, who died in November 1943 on an island in the Pacific, was 'non-recoverable,' a discovery by a nonprofit group led to its identification.
Tonight at Meade Park Elementary School in Danville, area veterans will be treated to a home-cooked meal and rousing games of bingo, courtesy of staff and students.
Between 2000 and 2018, 383,947 people who served in the U.S. military were diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. Ahead of a Friday forum on the topic at Carle — ‘Making the Invisible Visible’ — we spoke to the veterans affected, the caregivers who stand by their side and the UI researchers trying to learn more about a crippling injury that often goes unrecognized.
In the jungle, Jim Voyles might have been within 50 feet of the enemy and not seen him through the brush and bamboo. His soldiers spoke in hushed tones and were careful about cooking food with strong odors.
Omer Benn learned how to fly Navy planes during World War II, and then taught for 34 years at the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation.
DACC President Stephen Nacco envisions a place where people can train for all sorts of employment opportunities, from driving forklifts to — if and when a proposed Las Vegas-style casino is built — repairing slot machines.
Speaking in Springfield, Brig. Gen. Richard Neely and three retired generals pointed to a recent study that found that 70 percent of Illinoisans age 17 to 24 cannot qualify for military service, including 31 percent who would be disqualified due to obesity.
The sergeant, now 72, primarily led groups of fellow Marines on recon missions to find the Viet Cong — though on a couple of occasions, he succeeded too well. Vastly outnumbered in those instances, he and his comrades could only hide from the enemy.
After boot camp in San Diego, Bement native Cpl. William Phalen went on to advanced training, including school in Millington, Tenn., to become an avionics tech working on CH-46 and the heavy-lifting CH-53 helicopters.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Meg Miner served during the Persian Gulf War, but she later had some doubts about her country's actions.
A special Vermilion County court program works with men and women who have served in the military but have become negatively involved in the criminal justice system get the help they need to address the problems that landed them in trouble — and hopefully keep them from re-offending in the future.
An all-expense-paid trip to Hawaii. And every movie you’d ever want to see. For Edward “Bud” Hooser, 82, that was much of his experience in the Marines.
During his Air Force career, Leon Cardiff has seen more than 70 countries and every continent except Antarctica. Now he’s coming back to Urbana from his Maryland home.
Last month, U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif., was sent a cease-and-desist letter from the U.S. Marine Corps regarding his use of the Corps’ emblem and motto in his campaign mailers that the Corps said violated its trademark protection law.
Among the projects the Army Corps of Engineers' Construction Engineering Research Laboratory has worked on: fuel cells, water-reuse technology, electrical studies for the Asian carp barrier on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and pollution prevention.
Tracy Harper worked in intelligence on a trail that Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars used as a highway for supplying their troops.
The summer of 1919 was filled with uncertainty for the people of Champaign County, who in just two years had become big fans of Chanute Field and the pioneer aviators who flew there.