From Strangers to Family

From Strangers to Fa...

After the success of our Chicago Veterans softball team, many Veterans wanted to continue meeting and spending time together. They decided to try their luck at another sp...

Braving the Cold

Braving the Cold

Last Friday, Chicago Veterans members laced up their winter boots, put on their hats and gloves, and jumped on the train headed towards downtown Chicago to raise awarenes...

An idea that led to a Championship!

An idea that led to ...

Every summer the Chicago Park District hosts a one day Veterans Softball Tournament inviting family, friends and fellow organizations to participate. Chicago Veterans was...

Ruck March Packing Guide

Ruck March Packing G...

Some say that packing a rucksack can be an art form perfected only through experience.  It's common to see the occasional rucksack that's pa...

Portage Park Clean-up

Portage Park Clean-u...

  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 co...

Uncovering Chicagos Lost POW Camp

Uncovering Chicagos ...

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 yea...

Chicago Honors WWII POW

Chicago Honors WWII ...

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...

“Harvard on the Rocks”

“Harvard on th...

In 1945, as WWII came to an end, Daley (then a state senator) introduced four bills calling for a university in Chicago. Following World War II, the University of Illinoi...