DANVILLE -- An area organization is trying to give back to fallen soldiers this holiday season. It's called Wreaths for America.
ILLINOIS -- The state is getting into the giving spirit for the holidays.
ILLINOIS -- The state has a new lottery ticket to raise funds for veterans' organizations.
URBANA -- More than 20 people came out to the event earlier this month.
URBANA -- Finding a job after active military duty can be hard for veterans.
GIFFORD -- Hundreds of people in and around town continue putting their lives back together. More than a dozen are veterans.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new memorial honoring veterans could break ground next spring if enough money is raised.
ILLINOIS -- As we reflect on the sacrifices of our many veterans, the state still lacks financial resources for all of them.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some students took time to honor veterans Monday and, in the process, learned a thing or two.
Pet therapy is something which is being used to help veterans.
DANVILLE -- A memorial to honor veterans who fought in Middle East conflicts is a step closer to being finished.
DANVILLE -- It took years to get it, but now there will be a new facility which homeless veterans can call home.
CHARLESTON -- When it comes to the best colleges for veterans, Eastern Illinois University is right up there.
SPRINGFIELD -- History came alive for some students Thursday when they were honored for their roles in telling war stories through the eyes of soldiers.
SPRINGFIELD -- Every veteran who served deserves military honors, but some die without so much as a goodbye.
ILLINOIS -- More than 150,000 veterans in the country are homeless.
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.