Update: 6:10 pm, 9/5/14, Friday SHELBYVILLE -- A veteran is lifting the spirits of his military brothers by giving them a tour of the skies.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- By the end of this year, tens of thousands of military service members will be heading home from overseas.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- More than 400 veterans are furthering their educations at UI.
SPRINGFIELD -- For many veterans, the real battle is not active duty, but rather coming home unemployed.
Update: 6:01 pm, 7/5/14, Saturday DANVILLE -- The Danville VA Hospital is getting another visit after it was audited in May.
SPRINGFIELD -- Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S. invading France.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Memorial Day is a time when we honor those men and women who died serving our country.
DANVILLE -- An area veteran is surprised by the lack of care other veterans around the country are getting.
Update: 10:13 pm SPRINGFIELD -- An Illinois Honor Flight organization won't be able to help Illinois' veterans visit memorial sites in D.C. anymore.
DECATUR -- It's been 41 years since the Vietnam War ended.
TUSCOLA -- People in Douglas County are trying to save history by saving the museum.
CLEAR LAKE -- For generations, hundreds of flags have flown at Camp Butler National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
ROBERTS -- They're called man's best friend for a reason. They're great listeners, never judge and they're pretty cute to boot!
DANVILLE -- Veterans, particularly young ones, need mental health help now more than ever before according to a new report.
NATIONAL -- A massive bill to help veterans was introduced on the Senate floor Tuesday.
ILLINOIS -- The state is expanding what it calls the "Welcome Home Heroes" program.
TILTON -- Pitbulls and American bulldogs are sometimes known as "bully breeds" and often have a bad reputation.
DECATUR -- People in need got some help Friday.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of the biggest honors a service member can get is a special medal. But some people have lost theirs over the years.
TOLONO -- A church is honoring veterans in the community.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- They might be a day early, but people at UI say these heroes deserve some extra praise.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- There are more than 10,000 veterans in Champaign County alone.
Update: 10:01 pm, 10/19/13, Saturday DANVILLE -- An area man so admires the men and women who've fought for America he wants to make sure a problem plaguing thousands of them gets attention.
CHICAGO -- A program to help veterans get job training will soon get underway in the state. It's called "Get Skills to Work."
ILLINOIS -- A new state program will help veterans get civilian jobs.
BARTONVILLE -- Area veterans worry the government shutdown could keep them from getting paid.
NATIONAL -- Families who've lost loved ones serving our country are now being hit with another blow.
SPRINGFIELD -- It was supposed to be an opportunity for veterans to cash in on state business, but two years down the road, a state program doesn't seem to be producing many results.
VERMILION COUNTY -- A non-profit says someone is posing as one of its representatives to steal your money.
RANTOUL -- Some Central Illinois veterans took the ride of their lives Tuesday.
DANVILLE -- A classic truck has a chance to help homeless veterans get off the streets.
CHAMPAIGN -- Local bikers started their engines to support nearby veterans at the 7th Annual Richard Pittman Poker Run Saturday.
STEWARDSON -- Usually our Hometown Heroes have served in the military.
HOOPESTON -- Many times veterans come back from war feeling out of place.
GEORGETOWN -- People honored past and current military members with a service Sunday.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Veterans are getting relief from the state.
ILLINOIS -- Veterans returning from war are getting more help from the state to get back on their feet.
CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois baseball team wasn't showing off orange and blue Sunday.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The Illinois baseball team is gearing up to honor veterans this weekend.
DANVILLE -- Veterans put their artistic talents on display this month.
DANVILLE -- The VA says it will continue making veterans the number one priority, even after having to downgrade its medical services.
CHAMPAIGN -- A wounded vet says UI got him back on track and now a new center will do the same for hundreds more.
CHAMPAIGN -- A man used to honoring others has the favor returned.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' veterans can now have an easier time finding a job thanks to a federal donation.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- They're called the Illini Veterans.
SAVOY -- People around the country honored veterans Monday.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Many people around the U.S. are honoring veterans.
ILLINOIS -- The state launches its newest Veterans Cash Instant Lottery ticket Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some college students are paying tribute to the troops this Veterans Day.
SAVOY -- Some Central Illinois veterans are on the trip of a lifetime.