James Foley in Aleppo, Syria, in 2012.
(Manu Brabo/freejamesfoley.org/AP)
August 20, 2014

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants

Extremist group the Islamic State claims to have executed American journalist James Foley, who was abducted in Syria in 2012. The FBI is evaluating a video that was posted online Tuesday, purporting to show Foley's beheading.


President Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyard
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 14, 2014

President Comments On Events in Ferguson, Iraq

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.


August 11, 2014

Sens. Durbin, Kirk Favor Airstrikes In Iraq

Illinois’ two U-S Senators have each come out in favor of airstrikes against the militant Islamic State organization in Iraq.  But both senators say th​ey have doubts -- and for different reasons.


August 06, 2014

U Of I Suspends Sierra Leone Programs Over Ebola

The University of Illinois has suspended study-abroad programs in Sierra Leone and plans extra screening for students arriving from West Africa in response to the outbreak of Ebola.


Walgreens store in Boston
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 06, 2014

Durbin, Quinn Pleased By Reports Walgreen Will Stay In US

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he is pleased by Walgreen Co.'s apparent decision to keep its headquarters in Illinois. But the Democrat said pressure should be put on other businesses considering a move overseas to lower their tax burdens.


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