Reporter James Foley has been covering rebel efforts in Libya. (Global-Post)

NU Campus Celebrates Release Of Journalism Grad

Students and faculty on the campus of Northwestern are breathing a sigh of relief today after one of its journalism graduates was released from Libyan custody after more than 42 days of captivity.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011

Waheed Burshan (Credit: CBS)

A Chicago Man Assists The Rebels Of Libya

A suburban Chicago area businessman is just back from a harrowing experience assisting the rebels seeking to oust the Gadhafi regime in Libya.

CBS 2–05/11/2011

Reporter James Foley has been covering rebel efforts in Libya. (Global-Post)

Reporter With Chicago Ties Detained In Libya

Friends and family of James Foley, a Northwestern University alum, held vigils Sunday to demand that the reporter be released by the Libyan government.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2011

Libyan rebels fire Katusha rockets at government troops on the frontline on March 9, 2011 near Ras Lanuf, Libya. The rebels pushed back government troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi westward towards Ben Jawat.  (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Durbin: Libyan Rebels Need Command Structure

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he believes the Libyan rebels should be given weapons to help them overthrow the Gadhafi regime, but Sen. Dick Durbin says that he believes the rebels need an effective command structure far more.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2011

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan

Farrakhan Defends Qaddafi, Rips U.S. Involvement In Libya

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Thursday again condemned U.S. involvement in the conflict between rebels in Libya and dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Amal Burshan, left, and her daughter Sarah watch President Obama's address on Libya Monday night. (CBS)

Libyan-American Family Elated At President Obama’s Address

The Burshan family of Naperville — whose patriarch is in Libya — were all ears Monday night as President Obama outlined his strategy to make it easier for Libyans to overthrow their repressive government.


Stratotanker Refuels Stealth Bomber

Illinois Air National Guardsmen Deployed To Libya

Members of an Illinois Air National Guard unit have been deployed to Libya to refuel aircraft enforcing no-fly zone as part of the international military effort against dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin Supports Action Taken In Libya

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is voicing support for the actions being taken in Libya.

WBBM Newsradio–03/23/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: If I Were King

If Walter Jacobson were king, how would he handle the question of whether to go to war in Libya?

CBS 2–03/23/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk Urges Obama To Clarify Libyan Mission — And U.S.’s Role

The state’s junior senator hopes President Obama delivers more clarity on what he hopes to achieve in the air strikes against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s miltary forces.


U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Quigley Raises Concerns About Libya Campaign

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) is raising concerns about the United States involvement in a bombing campaign in Libya.

WBBM Newsradio–03/21/2011

A Naperville woman from Libya awaits news from her homeland. (CBS)

Libyan Family In Naperville Anxiously Following Developments In Home Country

A Naperville man from Libya is in his home country now, and his family here anxiously fears for his safety amid the U.S.-led strikes against Muammar Gadhafi’s regime.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk, Biggert Back Military Strikes In Libya

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has applauded the idea of U.S. support for enforcement of the no-fly zone in Libya, which he believes will tilt momentum back to the rebellion against Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2011

Mark Kirk and Rosemarie Andolino discuss O'Hare expansion. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Kirk: U.S. Troops Will Support Efforts In Libya

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says U.S. forces will support, though not lead, efforts to rein in Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

Gas Prices

Crisis In Libya Sends Gas Prices Even Higher

The chaos in Libya has caused oil prices to skyrocket. The average price of gas in Chicago on Wednesday was $3.39 a gallon. In Illinois, the average was $3.30.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2011

Gas Prices

Could Instability In Libya Mean Higher Gas Prices?

The instability in Libya is roiling the energy market this morning.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

U.S. Senator-elect Mark Kirk (R-IL) delivers his acceptance speech during an election-night party (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Kirk Says U.S. Should Encourage Libyan People

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk predicts Muammar Gaddafi will soon be in exile and cautions against any military intervention.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2011

Libya Protest

Chicagoans Add Voices To Libyan Protests

Libyan forces have reportedly killed as many as 200 demonstrators who want to end the regime of Moammar Gaddafi. Chicagoans are now adding their voices.

CBS 2–02/21/2011