SPRINGFIELD -- Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S. invading France.
CHARLESTON -- He was a prisoner of war during World War II. Now, decades later, one Central Illinois Hometown Hero is getting a medal.
DANVILLE -- People got a chance to witness World War II at Kennekuk County Park.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The film "Monuments Men" is based on true story and it has ties to the UI.
CHAMPAIGN -- These days the internet is full of bloggers. Some talk about fashion, others politics.
CHAMPAIGN -- The 21-gun salute, marching and folding the American flag.
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.
RANTOUL -- A shining reminder of a ground-breaking military squadron is on display.
EAST PEORIA -- Students at a Central Illinois grade school are doing their part to help veterans in their town.
RANTOUL -- Some Central Illinois veterans took the ride of their lives Tuesday.
ATWOOD -- World War II vets are becoming harder to find.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you're in town this week, you could see a piece of World War II history in the sky.
DANVILLE -- An inside look at a historic military invasion is now on display.
STREATOR -- A Central Illinois man is about to receive the highest distinction France can give.
SAVOY -- Dozens of veterans are gathering at Willard Airport Thursday to prepare for an Honor Flight.
DECATUR -- A new war memorial is honoring the men and women of World War II.
MAHOMET -- It's one of the biggest military disasters in history.
MATTOON -- People in Coles County are celebrating the restoration of a well-known monument.
ARCOLA -- There's a different kind of explosion going on this holiday weekend.
CHAMPAIGN -- A 93-year old woman stepped up to the plate to volunteer with the Red Cross.
The forecast for D-Day's 68th anniversary couldn't be more ideal for an early June day. However, for troops landing on Normandy's beaches in 1944, the bad weather was almost enough to cancel the operation.
SAVOY -- Central Illinois veterans are heading to the nation's capital.
CHAMPAIGN-- A special visitor gave students a real life look into history today.