A federal judge has ruled the U.S. government violated the rights of 13 people on its no-fly list by depriving them of their constitutional right to travel, and gave them no adequate way to challenge their placement on the list.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says whistleblowers in the Department of Veterans Affairs must be protected from firing and demotion.
The body of a 19-year-old soldier killed in Afghanistan has been brought back to his Illinois hometown.
President Obama says the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help it cope with the Sunni extremist group ISIS, which has won several key battles in recent days.
The United States says it has captured a militant suspected of leading the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, said Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby.
The United States Army has launched an investigation into the "facts and circumstances" surrounding both how Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared in Afghanistan as well as circumstances surrounding his capture by the Taliban.
Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) is joining with fellow Illinois Republican Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) in calling on the president to order “limited” air and drone strikes against radical Sunni forces in Iraq.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is calling for accelerated access to doctors for veterans facing extreme wait times for treatment within the Veterans Affairs system.
President Obama has ruled out the use of ground troops in Iraq, saying any action will be "targeted and precise," but must be accompanied by political action by Iraqis to end sectarian divisions.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal, who was freed May 31 by his Taliban captors in exchange for five of the group's members in Guantanamo Bay, arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio Friday after a flight from Ramstein Air Base in Germany.