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.
SAVOY -- Dozens of veterans are gathering at Willard Airport Thursday to prepare for an Honor Flight.
URBANA -- To prepare for Veterans Day, motorcyclists are taking to the streets.
FARMER CITY -- Our Town has made its mark in the pages of history. Three men gathered stories from veterans around the area and put them in a book.
SPRINGFIELD -- The rain isn't stopping a local celebration from honoring veterans around the community.
MATTOON -- People in Coles County are celebrating the restoration of a well-known monument.
DANVILLE -- Homeless veterans got more than just a helping hand Saturday.
URBANA -- It's a town full of military servicemen and women.
CHATHAM -- Our Town Chatham is a modern city with a rich history.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn signed a new law Monday, aimed at getting unemployed veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan back to work.
ILLINOIS -- Veterans in need of a place to live have a new option. .
DECATUR -- The community is honoring fallen soldiers ahead of Memorial Day.
SAVOY--Some of our Central Illinois Veterans return a little later than expected.