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  • In honor of Veterans Day, let's deal with the real costs of war

    In honor of Veterans Day, let's deal with the real costs of war
    Many Americans may not know that Veterans Day began as Armistice Day. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Allied nations and Germany agreed to an armistice, a temporary cessation of hostilities that began the process of...
  • Longtime congressman Philip Crane dies at 84

    Longtime congressman Philip Crane dies at 84
    In the early years of his decadeslong congressional career, Philip Crane was a key figure in the fledgling conservative movement that became a standard of American politics. In the 1970s, the Illinois congressman's home in McLean, Va., was the meeting...
  • La Grange police chief to retire at end of year

    La Grange police chief to retire at end of year
    After serving four decades as a police officer, including 11 years as the top cop in La Grange, Chief Michael Holub has decided to retire at the end of the year. Holub, 62, said he will always cherish his memories as chief, working and socializing...
  • Friends mourn U.S. Army veteran who was shot to death in Sylmar

    Friends mourn U.S. Army veteran who was shot to death in Sylmar
    Friends gathered at a sidewalk memorial Sunday to mourn the death of Francisco “Frankie” Garcia, a U.S. Army veteran who was shot and killed after a dispute erupted outside a party at his girlfriend’s Sylmar home. The mourners...
  • Preview: Sharks vs. Panthers, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday

    Preview: Sharks vs. Panthers, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday
    When/where: 7:30 p.m., BB&T Center, Sunrise TV: Fox Sports Florida; Radio: WQAM-560 Scouting report: The Panthers have lost three straight, including a 6-4 loss to the Flames on Saturday in which they blew two-goal leads twice. C Nick Bjugstad is on a...
  • Lake County veterans find help for drug, alcohol abuse

    Lake County veterans find help for drug, alcohol abuse
    The physical injuries from war can be obvious: a missing arm or paralyzed legs. But the invisible injuries, including drug and alcohol abuse, are just as real and can be difficult to treat. Those challenges brought a number of Lake County veterans...
  • Veterans and their families hire Forever Studios to preserve memories

    Veterans and their families hire Forever Studios to preserve memories
    Carl Arfa spends his retirement in Boca Raton educating children about World War II, of which he is a veteran. Now 90, Arfa wanted to preserve his memories of those times for his seven children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, so he turned...
  • Readers reflect on Veterans Day

    Readers reflect on Veterans Day
    Thanks for sacrifice A few weeks ago, I was honored to be in the audience listening to a young soldier who was wounded in service. He was speaking of the partnership between Wounded Warrior Project and Canine Companions. I was so moved by his story that...
  • In Lebanon, friends plead for release of Indiana hostage Peter Kassig

    In Lebanon, friends plead for release of Indiana hostage Peter Kassig
    He was an unusual sight in this embattled but historic Lebanese port city, a Westerner who wasn't a journalist, a young man driven to provide humanitarian help to the unremitting flow of wounded and displaced from Syria's civil war. "He was full of...
  • Avon VFW Post To Participate In Veterans Day Events

    Avon VFW Post To Participate In Veterans Day Events
    AVON — The Gildo Consolini Post 3272 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars along with students from Roaring Brook School will hold the town's annual Veterans Day ceremony on the town green on West Main Street at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. That is part of a...
  • War hero who 'marched into sunlight' offers blunt advice to today's soldiers

    War hero who 'marched into sunlight' offers blunt advice to today's soldiers
    Retired Lt. Col. Clark Welch is living quietly in the Arlington Ridge community just south of Leesburg. Who knew? Who knew that the cheery 74-year-old soldier — and make no mistake, he is still a soldier — holds the Distinguished Service...