DECATUR -- Vietnam veterans got the chance to remember why they served this weekend when one of their own leaders was an honored guest.
HONOLULU, HI -- The remains of more than 20 US service members have gone unidentified for years.
SPRINGFIELD -- Friday the state honored this Hometown Hero for being a veteran who helps make this a better country.
GEORGETOWN -- People surprised one of their own Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Serving in the war is a big part of his past, but one veteran is still serving his country by feeding the homeless.
ILLINOIS -- Returning home from fighting overseas can be a hard adjustment.
DANVILLE -- A group which has a mission to help homeless veterans is revving up its efforts to get them off the streets.
Update: 10:07 pm DANVILLE -- A war hero who started the area's veterans museum has died.
RANTOUL -- The community is remembering a World War II veteran who died Monday.
SHELBYVILLE -- Veterans Day is a chance to say an extra "thank you" to service men and women who fought and made sacrifices for our country's freedom.
CHAMPAIGN -- A local soldier is home and giving back to the community.
ARTHUR -- One Eagle Scout's big idea to honor veterans became reality.
CHAMPAIGN -- The 21-gun salute, marching and folding the American flag.
SPRINGFIELD -- Many times coming back from war can be a hard transition for veterans.
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.
CLEAR LAKE -- Life experience has trained this veteran to help those who've died serving our country, but as a Hometown Hero, the job doesn't stop there.
URBANA -- This Hometown Hero's job is more like a hobby because this veteran is helping other veterans rebuild their lives.
SPRINGFIELD -- A Hometown Hero helps veteran organizations keep going to help vets and their families.
URBANA -- This Hometown Hero uses his heart and his hands to make other people's lives a little more fun.
ATWOOD -- World War II vets are becoming harder to find.
SAVOY -- For the second time, this Korean War veteran returned home from overseas.
TILTON -- Our Town is a close-knit community. but everyone seems to know this Hometown Hero.
STEWARDSON -- A Shelby County man turned his truck into a moving memorial for Our Town Iraq War veterans.
PEKIN -- A Tazewell County teen will spend 35-years in prison for beating an elderly military veteran.
STEWARDSON -- A Shelby County man turned his truck into a moving memorial for Iraq War veterans.
ILLINOIS -- Veterans returning from war are getting more help from the state to get back on their feet.
DANVILLE -- Even though he didn't graduate high school, you could never call this student a dropout.
SPRINGFIELD -- A disabled combat veteran from Champaign was given the gift of a lifetime Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- It could soon be easier for out-of-state veterans to go to school in Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parkland students are selling gag gifts to raise money for veterans.
STREATOR -- A Central Illinois man is about to receive the highest distinction France can give.
DANVILLE -- One Hometown Hero uses her spare time to help those who've served.
DANVILLE -- The VA says it will continue making veterans the number one priority, even after having to downgrade its medical services.
GEORGETOWN -- Resilience is the word many would use to describe one area veteran.
DANVILLE-Its hard to count the number of things a local veteran has accomplished, however, his most recent accomplishment is helping others in Central Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN -- A wounded vet says UI got him back on track and now a new center will do the same for hundreds more.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- They're called the Illini Veterans.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thousands in Central Illinois are writing to make veterans' holidays a little brighter.
QUINCY -- Hundreds lined downtown streets in waves of red, white and blue.
SPRINGFIELD -- There's a new feature
for veterans on the Attorney General's website.
MATTOON -- A local veteran is getting a new lease on life thanks to a WCIA-3 News viewer.
WESTVILLE -- People took time out of their day to go to Zamberletti Park and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
ILLINOIS -- Just in time for Veterans Day, Illinois launched a new website to help military veterans and their families.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thousands came out to support the orange plus the red, white and blue Saturday.
URBANA -- Some of Central Illinois' own heroes stepped into the spotlight today.
MATTOON -- College students are pitching in to make sure soldiers have a Merry Christmas.
ILLINOIS -- The state launches its newest Veterans Cash Instant Lottery ticket Wednesday.
MAHOMET -- After fighting in Afghanistan, a Central Illinois soldier is back home.
MATTOON -- A veteran is denied a new electric wheelchair.