Paris Terror Attacks Prompt Debate About Resettling Syrian RefugeesThe deadly terrorist attacks in Paris have led some to call for blocking Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., while others have called for America to welcome migrants from the war-torn Middle Eastern country with open arms.
State Workers' Suit Against Duckworth Spills Into Senate BidA civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman's bid to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in what is expected to be one of the country's most competitive 2016 Senate races.
Kirk Slams Iran Deal, Says Obama Condemning Middle East To Nuclear WarAfter President Barack Obama announced a landmark deal to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk called the agreement “unremittent garbage” and accused the president of wanting Iran to obtain a nuke.
Twister Kills 2, Injures 20; Governor Bruce Rauner Declares DeKalb, Ogle State Disaster AreasAfter touring the damage left by powerful tornadoes that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared two counties disaster areas.
Rauner "Not Familiar" With Senate Republicans' Letter To IranIt’s been one of the biggest national stories of the week, but Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday said he’s “not familiar” with a letter 47 Republican U.S. senators sent to the leaders of Iran, amid the Obama administration’s efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal.
Durbin: GOP Letter To Iran "A New Low" That Undermines Nuclear NegotiationsThe White House and top Democrats in Congress have accused a coalition of 47 Republican senators of attempting to undermine President Barack Obama’s efforts to negotiate an end to Iran’s nuclear program.
Sheriff Advertises Prostitution Sting, But Johns Still ArrestedThe Cook County Sheriff’s Police told them they were coming. The agency took an ad out on Backpage.com and warned it was “investigating and arresting” human sex traffickers and those who enable them by answering escort ads. “They still did it,” Sheriff Tom Dart said. “We knew they would.”
Hines VA Hospital Director RetiringJoan Ricard is leaving after nearly 40 years of service in the Department of Veterans Affairs, including two years as director of the hospital. Her resignation comes amid a slew of allegations about poor treatment at veterans’ hospitals across the country — and after the dismissal Monday of four high-ranking VA officials.
Kirk Urges Prompt FDA Approval Of Nasal Version Of NarcanU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was pressuring the Food and Drug Administration to quickly approve a nasal spray that can treat heroin overdoses in an emergency.
Kirk Wants More Air Strikes On ISIS Targets In Iraq And SyriaU.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.
EPA Declares "World's Largest PCB Mess" At Waukegan Harbor CleanAfter nearly 30 years of legal wrangling and cleanup efforts, one of the most polluted sites on Lake Michigan has been declared safe.
Kirk Seeks Federal Probe Of Disaster Funds From Hurricane IkeU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has called for a federal investigation of federal disaster relief funds that the Quinn administration used for an anti-violence program already under the microscope for mismanagement of funds.