October 14, 2014

13th District Candidates: On The Issues

Congressman Rodney Davis (R) and Judge Ann Callis (D) are fighting to represent Illinois' 13th District in the U.S. House. Illinois Public Media spoke with both candidates for an in-depth look at where they land on issues, and how they'd legislate.


Smoke rises after a US coalition airstrike in the city of Kobani Monday.
(TOLGA BOZOGLU/EPA /LANDOV)
October 13, 2014

U.S. Strikes At ISIS In Kobani As Kurds Claim Progress

The besieged city of Kobani, Syria, has seen an increase in air strikes and fighting, with Kurdish fighters in the area saying they've stopped the extremist group ISIS from advancing.


World Bank President Jim Yong Kim listens during a news conference at IMF Headquarters.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 09, 2014

World’s Finance Officials Pledge More Ebola Help

Nations at a World Bank meeting in Washington vow to send more aid quickly to countries battling Ebola.  They also promise medical evacuations for health care responders.


John Shimkus, during an interview with WILL in 2013.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
October 09, 2014

Shimkus: Time To Support Allied Action In Russia

Congressman John Shimkus says the US and Russia are in another Cold War.  The Republican said he’s prepared to vote on military action to support Ukraine against Russian-backed separatists.


A 2011 photo shows Thomas Eric Duncan in Ghana.
(Wilmot Chayee/AP)
October 08, 2014

1st Ebola Patient Diagnosed In The US Has Died

A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.  Wendell Watson of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Eric Duncan died this morning.


October 07, 2014

Report: Prof. Salaita Cancels UIC Address

Professor Steven Salaita, whose comments about Israel on Twitter led to the revoking of his appointment at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus, has reportedly cancelled a speech at the Chicago campus today.


Dr. Edward Goodman at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, speaks about the nature and treatment of the Ebola virus.
(AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 02, 2014

Man With Ebola May Have Lied On Airport Form

When Thomas Duncan traveled to the United States from Liberia last month, he said on an airport questionnaire that he hadn't had any contact with people infected with Ebola.


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