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Down & Dirty Radio w/ Alison Ruble from USO of Illinois

Nov 3, 2011   //   by admin   //   Events, News, Video  //  No Comments

Our Bring It guest on Down & Dirty Radio w/ Frank Fontana is USO of Illinois president Alison Ruble. She’s stopping by the Craftsman Experience studios to discuss the great work they do for our troops around the world, as well as to preview the upcoming Down & Dirty television show they’ve worked with us on… which is coming up on Thursday, November 10.

Windy City Live: Miss USA Alyssa Campanella will be the honored guest at the USO of Illinois Star-Spangled Salute Gala

Oct 13, 2011   //   by admin   //   Events, News, Video  //  No Comments

Miss USA Alyssa Campanella will be the honored guest at the USO of Illinois Star-Spangled Salute Gala on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Navy Pier where she and President of the Miss Universe Organization, Paula M. Shugart, will accept the USO Angel Harvey  Heart of a Patriot Award on behalf of the Miss Universe Organization. The award is named in honor of Lynne “Angel” Harvey, credited as the “First Lady of Radio, and honors those who have gone above and beyond to support our troops. On Friday, October 14, 2011, prior to the gala, Alyssa will participate in the Pepsi Pack Care Package event where she and USO of Illinois volunteers and representatives from Pepsi will stuff more than 1,000 care packages full of items provided by Pepsi to be sent to deployed troops.

”What’s on Dec” w/ Billy Dec August 25-31: Best Events, Concerts, Parties, Games, Fests…

Aug 25, 2011   //   by admin   //   Events, News, Video  //  No Comments

3rd Annual “Clark After Dark” Block Party 
Location: 420 N. Clark Street on W. Hubbard Street, between W. Clark and W. LaSalle.
Time: 4pm-10pm

Come out to honor and support America’s military service members and their families at the USO of Illinois’ third annual Clark After Dark block party. Featuring live music by Maggie Speaks and Liquid Damages, food and drinks, silent and live auctions and raffle prizes. Funds benefit the USO of Illinois’ programs and services that reach over 300,000 military families. Have fun and make a difference.


USO of Illinois Military Appreciation Day at Chicago Botanic Garden

Aug 11, 2011   //   by admin   //   Events, News, Video  //  No Comments

250 family members attended the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Military Appreciation Day with USO Discovery Kids on August 6. We’d like to thank the Tawani Foundation for their support and the USO of Illinois for their partnership. Visit http://www.chicagobotanic.org/therapy/military for more information.

Chevrolet Supports the USO of Illinois and the Illinois National Guard

Aug 10, 2011   //   by admin   //   Events, News, Video  //  No Comments

On Saturday, August 6 Chevrolet continued it’s partnership with the USO of Illinois by supporting families of the Illinois National Guard with a “Mobile School Supply Drive.” Families “shopped” around in new Chevrolet vehicles to find crayons, markers, notebooks, folders and other supplies for the upcoming school year.

USO of Illinois 2010 Gala Highlights

Nov 19, 2010   //   by admin   //   Events, News, Video  //  No Comments

Highlights from the 2010 USO of Illinois Star-Spangled Salute to the Troops Annual Gala. A star-studded evening of entertainment and dazzling military pageantry. Proceeds from the evening benefit the USO of Illinois. The USO of Illinois serves over 300,000 active duty, guard and reserve military and military families throughout Illinois with over 300 programs and services offered year-round.

Holidays Support at USO of Illinois O’Hare

Dec 18, 2009   //   by admin   //   Events, News, Video  //  No Comments

Holiday Support at USO O’Hare
WGN News at Nine, WGN TV
December 18, 2009

USO of Illinois Military Appreciation Day at Arlington Racetrack

Jun 14, 2009   //   by admin   //   Events, News, Video  //  No Comments

USO of Illinois celebrates U.S. Army’s 234th Birthday and Flag Day at “USO and Arlington Salutes the Troops” Military Appreciation Day Arlington Racetrack, Arlington Heights, IL June 14, 2009

USO of Illinois Diva for a Day ABC7 News

Jun 11, 2009   //   by admin   //   News, Video  //  No Comments

On Thursday, June 11, 2009, The USO of Illinois honored three Gold Star Mothers and three Gold Star Spouses for a day of pampering, rest and relaxation as part of its “USO of Illinois Diva For A Day” program.

USO of Illinois Memorial Day Parade

May 23, 2009   //   by admin   //   Events, News, Video  //  No Comments

USO of Illinois in Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade, May 23, 2009
The USO of Illinois was proud to once again take part in Chicago’s annual Memorial Day Parade, honoring our U.S. Armed Forces, past and present, and remembering all Fallen Heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. USO Volunteers and CNA Volunteers were out in full force, handing out 1,000 USO “Good-Morning Breakfast Goodie Bags” to fortify all military particpating in the parade that day. Volunteers also distributed hundreds of mini American flags to parade spectators lining the street, ensuring a patriotic presence down the parade route. The Northern Illinois Chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (NICMVPA) joined the USO, generously providing 22 military vehicles that would comprise a proud USO & NICMVPA caravan down the parade route…..The USO of Illinois extends a special “Thank You!” to all Volunteers who helped make Memorial Day Weekend 2009 truly special!

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