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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has chosen a retired U.S. Navy Reserves captain and deputy director of the Illinois Department of Emergency Management to be the agency's acting director.

The family of a Decatur sailor whose remains were recovered from the USS John S. McCain say they're "heartbroken with the news and will miss him tremendously."

Navy Times

The Navy Seal killed during the January 28th raid on al-Qaida in Yemen was 36-year-old chief petty officer, William "Ryan" Owens of Peoria. That’s according to the Defense Department. Owens died of wounds sustained in the Saturday raid. He was a 1998 graduate of Illinois Valley Central. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says our nation owes Owens and his family deepest and heartfelt gratitude.

 

Boeing to construct 12 Super Hornet Jets

Apr 29, 2015

The House Armed Services Committee is backing a request by Missouri Republican Representative Vickie Hartzler to fund the construction of 12 more Boeing Super Hornet jets.