Area woman grateful that cross-country Tribute To Fallen Soldiers motorcycle ride will honor her late son.
CHAMPAIGN — Retired Capt. Anthony Corapi’s naval career ended where it began.
Vesuvius USA recognized for its display of Old Glory.
The complex’s 14 rooms are designed for a range of physical abilities. The shelves in the rooms and kitchen are lowered; the showers are huge.
Charlie Dukes wrote things worth reading and did things worth writing about. And now he truly rests in peace, Ray Elliott writes in a tribute to his fellow veteran.
The parade last year held a two-fold purpose. Because of the pandemic, the club was not able to hold its annual beer tent fundraiser at Mahomet Music Fest. Members wanted to honor those who served and get creative to hold a fundraiser, so the honors parade was born. Parade participants paid a fee to enter.
By the time Jeff Brown stepped outside to take part in “Taps Across America,” Sidell Fire and Rescue personnel had joined the ceremony with a rig that included an American flag hanging from its extended ladder.
Joshua Friant is a man of few words, always the soldier who speaks in that short, clipped style of a military man. No extravagance or
This time a year ago, area service organizations were limited in the good deeds they could perform. Hindered by the pandemic, they’re now regaining their philanthropic form. Today, we spotlight five.
GOP Sen. Steve McClure said Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who initially appointed the members in 2019, is using “shady practices” in allowing the appointees to serve unconfirmed.
URBANA — Kermit Harden was exhausted as he sat down for dinner in November 2014 during a trip to Thionville, France, along with his wife, son and the rest of Urbana’s Sister City delegation.
Six area American Legion posts will gather throughout the day Thursday, May 27, to hand out poppies in the parking lot of The News-Gazette and its Champaign Multimedia Group radio stations WDWS, WHMS and WKIO at 201 Devonshire Drive in Champaign.
The dedication was originally scheduled in March 2020 but was called off due to the pandemic. A rescheduled event three months ago was nixed by bad weather and couldn’t be held indoors due to social-distancing considerations.
'I wouldn't say we're at the level of probable cause, but it certainly does warrant further investigation on whether or not criminal negligence did take place,' said House Minority Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs.
The report found multiple failures that contributed to 36 veterans deaths, stemming primarily from the home’s complete lack of infection prevention plans or policies.
'I especially recall her recommendations to plant wildflowers and milkweed on the former base landfills to help maintain honeybee and butterfly populations,' Carroll said.
On our panel: Sheryl Sandberg, Misty Copeland, Sheila Johnson, Samantha Power and the first women to achieve four-star military rank, serve as president of the National Academy of Sciences, lead NASA's Orion program and head up Northrop Grumman.