Boeing To Build Navy Aircraft At MidAmerica, Invest $200M

SPRINGFIELD — Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing Co. will invest $200 million to manufacture the U.S. Navy’s latest unmanned aircraft at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. Officials from the company, local and state government made the announcement Friday at the airfield in Mascoutah, southeast of St. Louis. Boeing plans to manufacture the MQ-25 Stingray, the Navy’s first […]

Last Troops Exit Afghanistan, Ending America’s Longest War

WASHINGTON  — The United States has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war and closing a sad two-decade chapter in military history. It’s likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises, and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of 13 service members, some barely older than the war. The last […]

Biden Pays Respects To US Troops Killed In Afghanistan

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — At a military base in Delaware, President Joe Biden stood witness with grieving families under a gray sky as, one by one, the remains of 13 U.S. troops killed in the Kabul suicide bombing were removed from a military aircraft that brought them home. The only sounds that could […]

In Memoriam: The 13 US Troops Killed In Afghanistan

This combination of photos released by the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton/U.S. Department of Defense shows twelve service members killed in the Kabul airport bombing in Afghanistan on Aug. 26, 2021. Top Row, from left: Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif., Cpl. Kareem M. […]

Biden Administration Says It Will Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan By Sept. 11

WASHINGTON – President Biden will withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that prompted America’s involvement in its longest war, a senior administration official told reporters on Tuesday. Some 2,500 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan, and as many as 1,000 more special operations forces are also reported […]

Lloyd Austin Confirmed As Defense Secretary, Becomes 1st Black Pentagon Chief

Updated 2:45 p.m. ET Lloyd Austin, a retired four-star Army general, has been confirmed by the Senate, making him the first Black defense secretary in U.S. history. The Senate approved President Biden’s nomination for Pentagon chief in a near-unanimous 93-2 vote Friday. “It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as our country’s 28th Secretary […]

News Around Illinois – January 30, 2020

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EIU Reports 2% Spring Enrollment Increase CHARLESTON – Spring enrollment is up at Eastern Illinois University, although by a smaller margin than a year ago.  Tenth-day enrollment figures at the state university in Charleston were up two percent from last spring, at 7,621. That compares to a seven percent increase reported last spring. Undergraduate enrollment […]

News Around Illinois – January 13, 2020

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2 Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan From Illinois, Virginia KABUL, Afghanistan — The Pentagon says the two soldiers killed Saturday in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb were from Illinois and Virginia. On Sunday, military officials identified the casualties as 21-year-old Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon of Joliet, Illinois; and 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin of Newport […]