College Student from Arlington Heights and Pekin Police Officer Take Top Honors in Illinois National Guard's Best Warrior Competition
April 16, 2024
Sgt. Terry Lair of Pekin, Illinois, was named the Illinois Army National Guard's "Noncommissioned Officer of the Year" at the Illinois Army National Guard's Best Warrior Competition from April 12-14 at the Sparta Training Area in Sparta, Illinois.

Eastridge Named Deputy Assistant Adjutant General – Army of the Illinois National Guard
March 20, 2024
Brigadier General Michael Eastridge

Gov. Pritzker Announces Retirement of Major General Rich Neely
March 18, 2024
Major General Rodney Boyd selected as Adjutant General for Illinois, making history as the first Black officer to command the Illinois National Guard

933rd Military Police Company Welcomed Home from Deployment
March 12, 2024
Leaders from the Illinois Army National Guard, the 933rd Military Company and their families stand during the playing on the National Anthem on March 9th during a welcome home ceremony at the College of Lake County, in Grayslake, Illinois.

Operation Rising Spirit Encourages Letters of Support to Illinois Veterans During the Holiday Season
November 27, 2023

Combat Leader, Relationship Builder, and Master of Movie Lines: Major General Mark Jackson has Retired After 38 Years
November 13, 2023
Maj. Gen. Mark C. Jackson of Frankfort, Illinois, then a brigadier general, thanks the many people that aided his career during a promotion ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 5, 2017. Jackson retired after more than 38 years of service this year. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Spreitzer)

Illinois Army National Guard trucks line up prior to June's parade. 

The temperature was 23-degrees Fahrenheit, but it was a warm June Day in Auburn, Illinois, Dec. 17 as the Illinois National Guard joined hundreds of first responders and community groups from across the region to give 3-year-old June Peden-Stade a parade.  The Make A Wish Foundation reached out to the City of Auburn with June's wish this week and supporters flocked in from all over Central Illinois to make the parade a reality, including 10 trucks and about 20 Soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard's 232nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion; Charlie Company of the 634th Brigade Support Battalion; Battery B of the 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery; and the 3637th Maintenance Company - all based in Springfield.

Illinois National Guard Helps Make 3-Year-Old June Peden-Stade's Wish for a Parade a Reality