October 17, 2014

White House Appoints An Ebola ‘Czar’

President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and an adviser at the White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis.


October 16, 2014

Obama Authorizes Guard, Reserve Call-Up For Ebola

President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


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.


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