News

Durbin: Iraqis Must Solve Their Own Problems

Durbin: Iraqis Must Solve Their Own Problems

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois says the situation in Iraq is troubling and he will listen to President Barack Obama as the president considers a range of options drawn up by the Pentagon.

But the Senate’s Number 2 Democrat says he shares the skepticism of the “war-weary” American public about committing military resources “anywhere in the world.” He was speaking to reporters Friday after an unrelated event.

Obama on Friday promised the United States wouldn’t be “dragged back” into military action in Iraq as long as leaders in Baghdad refuse to reform a political system that’s left the country vulnerable to a fast-moving insurgency.

Durbin says he believes the Iraqis must solve their own problems with the support of allies in the region.

Recent Headlines

13 hours ago in Local

Illinois Business Leaders to State of Illinois: Fund Earlier Learning When It Comes To STEM Jobs

illinois house

Illinois business leaders say the state should put more funding into earlier learning when it comes to work in science, technology, engineering, and math - or STEM - jobs.

14 hours ago in Local

Mayor Jim Langfelder: It Takes A City

City of Springfield

In his first State of the City address, Mayor Jim Langfelder says it takes a lot of people to make the city what it is.

19 hours ago in Local, Sports

Basketball Star Gives Back to Peoria School

Shaun Livingston
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's 22nd Annual Sports Spectacular at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Century City, California - 03.06.07

Featuring: Shaun Livingston
Where: United States
When: 03 Jun 2007
Credit: Rachel Worth / WENN

A Peoria school has received a big fundraising boost from former student and professional basketball player Shaun Livingston.

19 hours ago in Local

Mumps Outbreak at EIU

Eastern Illinois University

An outbreak of mumps at Eastern Illinois University has affected about a dozen students.

23 hours ago in Local

“Earth Week” Marked at UIS

UIS logo

In honor of Earth Day last week, the University of Illinois Springfield had "Earth Week" this week.