Syria

Ahmad Tounisi allegedly wanted to go to Syria to join a terrorist group. (Family handout)

Suspect In Terrorism Support Case Makes New Bid For Release

A 20-year-old American charged with seeking to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria is again asking a federal judge to release him pending trial.

11/20/2014

James Foley on assignment in Aleppo, Syria. (Credit:  Nicole Tung)

Northwestern To Hold Memorial For Slain Journalist James Foley

Foley earned a master’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 2008. He was in Syria in 2012 when he was captured by militants. He was killed in August by members of the Islamic State terrorist group.

11/14/2014

Lt. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr. speaks about the Syrian bombing campaign September 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mayville talked about the U.S. and Arab air strikes in Syria against the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Kirk Wants More Air Strikes On ISIS Targets In Iraq And Syria

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said the level of bombings seen in Operation Desert Storm would do more damage than the relative handful of missions now underway in Syria and Iraq.

09/26/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk: Strikes At Defacto ISIS Capital Show ‘We Can Reach Out And Touch Them’

The strikes hit two targets: The terror group ISIS and an Al Qaeda off-shoot known as the Khorasan group.

09/23/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Kirk Urges Republican Colleagues Not To Play Politics With Military Action Against ISIS

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is warning fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill against trying to score political points over President Obama’s plan to attack and destroy the Islamic State terrorists, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/11/2014

Jesse Jackson Sr. reunites with an Air Force Pilot 30 years after he negotiated his release from a prison in Syria. (Credit: CBS)

30 Years Later, Jackson Reunites With Released Air Force Pilot

On January 4, 1984, the Rev. Jesse Jackson brought then Navy Lt. Robert Goodman home. Jackson had negotiated Goodman’s release after he was held captive in Syria.

01/04/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (Photo by Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Head Of Local Syrian-American Organization Says Obama Should Be Doing More

President Obama’s speech was watched with particular interest by Chicagoans of Syrian descent.

09/10/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks with David Letterman Monday. (CBS)

Emanuel Talks Syria, Chicago With Letterman

Gun violence, Syria and an impression of Bill Clinton highlighted a nearly 15-minute long appearance by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday on the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

09/09/2013

Demonstrators wave a pre-Baath Syrian flag. (Photo credit: AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Demonstrators Gather In Loop To Call On Congress To Oppose War In Syria

As Congress prepares to re-convene and consider the President’s plan for military strikes against Syria, demonstrations in opposition are taking place across the country, including here in Chicago.

09/07/2013

(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Colbert On Syria: ‘If America Cared About Shooting People, We’d Be Invading Chicago’

While speaking about Syria on The Colber Report last night (September 3rd), satirist Stephen Colbert decided to use Chicago as one of his punchlines.

09/04/2013

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

Illinois Lawmakers Divided On Military Intervention In Syria

Illinois lawmakers in Washington are having a hard time making up their minds about the Obama Administration’s proposal to strike out at Syria. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/03/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

It’s The Little Things: Gallon Of Gas 45 Cents Cheaper This Labor Day

A year ago, the average price for a gallon of regular was $4.35. On Monday, the price was $3.90. CBS 2’s Mike Parker explains.

09/02/2013

Bill Foster

U.S. Rep. Foster: Response To Syria ‘Essential’

One of the four Illinois Congressmen who attended a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill about Syria says a U.S. response is essential.

09/02/2013

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Cardinal George Reacts To Pope’s Plea For Peace In Syria

Cardinal George says it is not only people of Muslim faith that are being hurt by violence in Syria.

09/01/2013

Anti-War Demonstrators Gather On Michigan Avenue

About 100 people staged a protest today on North Michigan Avenue over the possibility of military action against Syria reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser

08/31/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Has Questions About Strike Against Syria

Sen. Dick Durbin wants to hear to hear specifics from President Obama before agreeing to military strikes against Syria because there are neither U.S. lives nor territory at stake.

08/30/2013

People search the rubble of a building which collapsed after it was allegedly bombed from the air during clashes between rebel fighter and pro-government troops on August 16, 2013, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (Photo credit: FOUAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Schakowsky: Too Many Questions Remain About Syria

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said Thursday that Congress must have a say about what to do about the ongoing civil war in Syria.

08/29/2013

Demonstrators wave a pre-Baath Syrian flag. (Photo credit: AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Lawyer Raised in Syria Hopeful For U.S. Intervention

Chicago lawyer who has spent the past 2-and-a-half years fighting the Assad regime says the Syrian people are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

08/27/2013

University Of Chicago

Local Expert: Firing Cruise Missiles At Syria Would Be ‘Drive-By Shooting’

Professor John Mearsheimer says he’s expecting the U.S. to launch cruise missiles soon, punishing but not toppling the Assad regime.

08/27/2013

Ahmad Tounisi allegedly wanted to go to Syria to join a terrorist group. (Family handout)

Aurora Teen To Enter Plea On Terrorism Charge

A suburban Chicago teenager is expected to plead not guilty to a charge he sought to join an al-Qaida-linked group fighting Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria.

05/29/2013

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