Illinois National Guard
Belleville Democrat Bill Enyart was the lone “no” vote of 401 that were cast in the House on the weekend resolution relating to military chaplains who’ve been furloughed.
A small contingent of Illinois National Guard soldiers from across the state was given an official send-off at the Bloomington armory for a mission to Afghanistan.
Over the holiday weekend, 74 people were shot and 12 killed in Chicago, and Rep. Davis says the police don’t have the manpower to make arrests.
1,300 of its civilian employees will be taking 14 days of furloughs through the end of this fiscal year.
About 20 Illinois Army National Guard soldiers who’ve spent much of this year in Afghanistan embedded with Polish troops are expected to return home this week.
Illinois National Guard adjutant general William Enyart says maybe.
Veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan, and were honorably discharged, can take the state police test without having to have 60 hours of college credit.
Welcome Home ceremonies held Friday in East St. Louis and other towns for members of the Illinois Army National Guard
Soldiers preparing for Hurricane Irene relief duties.
Durbin says the flood wall protecting Cairo is holding, but several earthen levees are showing seepage elsewhere.