Chicago-area ComEd crews are lending a hand to their counterparts in Philadelphia in the wake of Hurricane Irene, while the Illinois National Guard is sending 160 of its own to New York.30 ComEd crews departed Monday morning to join the 100 crews already deployed to the area.
President Obama is expected to soon make an announcement about withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The timeline isn’t clear. But the pressure is-the President’s initial deadline was July. Roughly 100,000 troops are currently serving in Afghanistan.
Illinois National Guard officials said the 440 Illinois soldiers on a yearlong peace-keeping mission in Egypt have not been seriously affected by the rioting in Cairo and other major Egyptian cities. The Illinois troops aren't able to use commercial communication method