An American tank in Carentan, France - June 1944
The United States National Archives
August 28, 2015

70 Years After World War II Ends: A Local Look Back

The 22 families who lived on Hero Street in Silvis, Ill. sent 57 of their children to fight in World War II. Some combination of those 22 fought in every theater, in every major battle, and through them, author Carlos Harrison shares a vivid portrait of the war. We dive into some of the stories and realities he uncovered, as well as talk with some of those from Silvis and the surrounding area who went to fight and who were here during the war. 

Seal of the Illinois Army National Guard
(Illinois Army National Guard)
March 26, 2015

Illinois National Guardsman Accused Of Trying To Aid ISIS

Two suburban Chicago men --- one of them an Illinois National Guard member --- are accused of planning an attack on a northern Illinois military facility in support of the Islamic State group.

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