Illinois National Guard Sees Increase In Interest Following Iran Events

Recruiters with the Illinois National Guard say there has been a recent increase in interest in serving. The uptick follows the killing of an Iranian general by a U.S. Airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq. Governor Pritzker says 700 soldiers and airmen from the Air and Army Guard in Illinois are already deployed as a part of regular deployments. Illinois Army National Guard officials say approximately 500 soldiers are headed to deployments at the end of the month.