An idea that led to a Championship!

An idea that led to a Championship!

Every summer the Chicago Park District hosts a one day Veterans Softball Tournament inviting family, friends and fellow organizations to participate. Chicago Veterans was one of many organizations to create their own team and participated. We made it to the second round of t...

Portage Park Clean-up

Portage Park Clean-up

  Photography and Article By: Lauren Gandara The Spring morning of April 2nd was blistery and snowing, not the ideal weather for being outdoors. Despite the conditions dozens of students from Carl Schurz High School, along with the members of Chicago Veterans came...

Uncovering Chicagos Lost POW Camp

Uncovering Chicagos Lost POW Camp

Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood was home to one of the largest POW camps for the Union Army. More than 40,000 troops passed through the camp during its nearly four years in operation. The camp was located on the cities south side, around 31st Street between Cottage G...

Chicago Honors WWII POW

Chicago Honors WWII POW

Henry J. “Hank” Rutkowski Sr. is a longtime fixture in Chicago’s Archer Heights neighborhood. He is well known in St. Bruno Parish and is a proud VFW member at the P.F.C Ted Stempien Post on Chicago's south side. But the 89-year-old resident is also known for hi...

2 Medal of Honor recipients Chicagoans should know

2 Medal of Honor recipients Chicagoans should know

Two Medal of Honor recipients you should know if you are from Chicago. Manuel Perez Jr: A Mexican-American Hero Manuel Pérez Jr, was born March 3, 1923, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, but as a young boy, his family moved to Chicago. Pérez attended C...