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Scott Air Force Base, Ft. Leonard Wood Spared in Defense Spending Bill

Supporters of Scott Air Force Base in the Metro East and Fort Leonard Wood in Central Missouri are closer to breathing a sigh of relief.

05/08/2014

Illinois Adjutant General William Enyart

Rep. Enyart Defends Vote on Furloughed Chaplains

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.

10/07/2013

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Illinois Guard Units Set to Deploy to Afghanistan Discuss Syria

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.

09/10/2013

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Ill. Rep Requests National Guard Help Stop Chicago Violence

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.

07/10/2013

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Illinois National Guard Furloughs to Affect 1,300

1,300 of its civilian employees will be taking 14 days of furloughs through the end of this fiscal year.

04/08/2013

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Illinois National Guard Troops Returning from Afghanistan

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.

11/01/2012

Former Illinois Adjutant General William Enyart

Military Man Running For Congress In Metro-East?

Illinois National Guard adjutant general William Enyart says maybe.

06/02/2012

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Help for Returning Illinois Vets

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.

12/22/2011

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Back From Iraq

Welcome Home ceremonies held Friday in East St. Louis and other towns for members of the Illinois Army National Guard

09/17/2011

Message written in tape in a window of Serenity Spa on 6th Avenue on August 27, 2011 in New York City. Many stores in New York closed for the weekend due to Hurricane Irene, which is supposed to hit New York sometime in the early hours of Sunday morning. (Getty/Andrew Burton)

Ill. National Guard Troops Head to New York

Soldiers preparing for Hurricane Irene relief duties.

08/27/2011

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