News

Pontiac Veteran Wants Iraq, Afghanistan War Memorial

Pontiac Veteran Wants Iraq, Afghanistan War Memorial

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A U.S. Navy veteran from Pontiac wants to put up a monument to honor Livingston County residents who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Chris Studebaker says he’s about $5,000 shy of his fundraising goal of $15,000 for the project.

The Livingston county board has approved a location alongside the Courthouse and near monuments for earlier wars. The monument would include two square blocks on each side, which Studebaker says are meant to evoke the image of the Twin Towers destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001.

Recent Headlines

in Election 2014, Local

Grimm Polling Between 6 and 7 Percent in Governor’s Race Poll

chad_grimm

The Libertarian candidate for governor is getting 6 or 7 percent in public opinion polls, which is greater than the lead that Gov. Pat Quinn enjoys in recent polls.

in Local

Chicago Civil War Site Recognized

local_news_generic

The former site of a Civil War training and prisoner of war camp on the South Side of Chicago has received formal recognition.

in Local

Concealed/Carry Not a Problem for Most Cops

siren

Cops always expect the unexpected

in Election 2014, Local

Central Illinois Teens Working as Election Judges

votesigns

Dozens of high school students in central Illinois will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.

in Election 2014, Local

Oberweis Ratcheting Up Campaign Efforts in Black Neighborhoods

oberweis

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis says he’s courting black voters in a way that other Republicans haven’t in decades.