October 07, 2013

Enyart Defends Vote About Furloughed Chaplains

An Illinois congressman seeking re-election says he had no choice but to be the only U.S. House member to vote against what he called a "stupid'' resolution allowing military chaplains to still perform their duties during the federal government's shutdown.


President Obama - UN General Assembly
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September 24, 2013

U.N. Must Battle ‘Cold Logic Of Mass Graves,’ Obama Says

While conceding that nations will disagree about when and how to step in as "tyrants ... commit wanton murder," President Obama told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that "we must get better" at preventing atrocities.


Phylis Wise, the chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, speaks on Sept. 8, 2013 during a ceremony honoring fallen soldier Shawna Morrison.
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September 08, 2013

Fallen Soldier Honored At University of Illinois

The first female member of the Illinois National Guard to die in combat operations overseas was honored this weekend on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus. Shawna Morrison of Paris, Ill. was killed nine years ago this month in Iraq.


September 05, 2013

U of I Plans Memorial To Fallen Soldier

The University of Illinois plans to dedicate a new memorial to an Illinois National Guard soldier and university student killed in the Iraq war.


David Green
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September 01, 2013

U of I’s Green Launches Congressional ‘Insurgent’ Campaign

Citing desire to truly make the Democratic Party one representing working people, instead of corporate America, a third candidate has launched what he calls an ‘insurgent’ campaign for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.


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