RANTOUL -- Volunteers are putting together a special delivery for troops this holiday season, but they need your help.
GIFFORD -- 11 storm survivors were given a gift for a very special reason.
CHAMPAIGN -- A local soldier is home and giving back to the community.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Some military alums received special honors Friday.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are working to send something special to troops overseas.
SPRINGFIELD -- It will soon be easier for some Illinois' veterans to get jobs right after being discharged.
CHAMPAIGN -- This Hometown Hero wound up serving in the military and becoming a firefighter afterwards.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- She's served overseas, now this UI student is on a personal mission to put those skills to good use.
NATIONAL -- President Obama and key lawmakers are seeking support for military action in Syria.
COLES COUNTY -- He puts his life on the line for his community every day. He says the military is what jump started decades of service.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new law could give ex-offenders a second chance at a clean record.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new bill will protect people in the military.
CHAMPAIGN – One man is marching to our nation’s capitol on his own two feet to give a voice to a problem he feels is being kept silent.
RANTOUL -- An Our Town woman is working to raise money for a war memorial tribute.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new set of laws aims to help returning soldiers find jobs.
ST. JOSEPH -- When you're driving into Our Town, Main Street is filled with signs honoring men and women from the area who are serving our country.
ILLINOIS -- Veterans returning from war are getting more help from the state to get back on their feet.
DANVILLE -- Nowadays in order to get a job you need at least a high school diploma.
CHAMPAIGN -- It was a big year for women in the military and today dozens got together to celebrate.
SPRINGFIELD -- Active duty military and their families in Illinois can have their state and federal taxes prepared for free thanks to Illinois CPAs.
CHAMPAIGN-The military gave him a chance to turn his life around now a teacher is doing the same thing for his students.
CHAMPAIGN -- The "Flag Man" is heading to the Capital to be honored for his service.
GEORGETOWN -- This Kid to Know is thinking of others, specifically troops who won't be home for Christmas.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thousands in Central Illinois are writing to make veterans' holidays a little brighter.
ILLINOIS -- Just in time for Veterans Day, Illinois launched a new website to help military veterans and their families.
SPRINGFIELD -- An Illinois soldier is helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
MAHOMET -- After fighting in Afghanistan, a Central Illinois soldier is back home.
SPRINGFIELD -- More than a dozen Illinois' soldiers are back home Thursday from a tour of duty in the Middle East.
RANTOUL -- He spent many years in the military and studied at UI, now this Hometown Hero is teaching his own lesson of giving back to the community.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thousands of military members will get to talk to their families thanks to a statewide fundraiser.
URBANA -- The first ballots of the year went out Friday.
PARIS -- Our Town has had its share of military history.
URBANA -- A commander is passing the torch, or rather the flag.
DECATUR -- For several weeks now, we've introduced you to local veterans, showing how they're serving the community. But, today, we want you to meet two men from Our Town.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's not often you run into a celebrity in Central Illinois.
URBANA -- It's a town full of military servicemen and women.
CHICAGO -- A new state law makes it easier for military families to work in Illinois.
TAYLORVILLE -- How would you act if you were put in a dangerous situation?
CHAMPAIGN -- Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, is standing up for military vets.
DECATUR -- The community is honoring fallen soldiers ahead of Memorial Day.
URBANA -- Veterans in need of work or assistance had a place to turn today.
SPRINGFIELD -- First Lt. Paul Wagner, or Urbana, was promoted to Captain at Camp Lincoln Thursday.
A Mattoon veteran needs your help collecting items for military moms.
Funeral services are set for a Homer firefighter who was killed earlier this week.
The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs announced today it will reopen its part-time Veterans' Service Office in Shelbyville in March.
Update: February 23, 12:56 pm
The State Senate is considering a bill to push funeral protestors back 700-feet.
One of Springfield's own was named Veteran of the Month today for his hard work and dedication.
The Illinois High School Association is speaking out against a bill allowing student athletes to participate in a football game without having participated in the mandatory 12 practices.
Our military heroes hold a special place in our hearts.
We celebrate their bravery, give thanks for their service, and honor their legacies.
Their last days can be lonely, but Angel Wings volunteers are giving our Illinois veterans peace before they pass.
WCIA 3's Cynthia Schweigert puts a veteran's final moments in perspective.