U.S. Rep. John Shimkus

Illinois Lawmakers Divided On Military Intervention In SyriaIllinois 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.
Arrest Of Former Aide To Illinois Congressman Voided In Lohan DisputeA 25-year-old man initially arrested Sunday on an assault charge after Lindsay Lohan claimed he grabbed her in her New York hotel room in an argument over cellphone images was freed hours later and his arrest voided when the charge could not be substantiated, law enforcement officials said.
FEMA Denies Appeal For Disaster Aid For Tornado VictimsMembers of Illinois' congressional delegation say they're disappointed the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state's appeal for disaster assistance.