Syria http://peoriapublicradio.org en IL Congressmen react to President’s speech on Syria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-congressmen-react-president-s-speech-syria <p></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:51:35 +0000 Alex Keefe 11737 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Congressmen react to President’s speech on Syria Il Congressmen discuss possible U.S. military strike on Syria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-congressmen-discuss-possible-us-military-strike-syria <div>Some Illinois Congressmen are more sure than others when it comes to authorizing a U.S. military strike in Syria.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That will be at the top of the agenda when Congress reconvenes Monday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. IPR'S Alex</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Keefe reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the one hand, there are lawmakers like Bill Foster, a Democrat from Naperville.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Foster says he’s leaning toward voting yes,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">but wants to make sure the scope of any U.S. military action isn’t too big.</span></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:46:10 +0000 Alex Keefe 11632 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Congressmen discuss possible U.S. military strike on Syria Dekalb poet writes Syria-inspired poems http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dekalb-poet-writes-syria-inspired-poems <div>Congress reconvenes next week to debate military action in Syria. &nbsp;One person who’s closely watching developments is DeKalb poet Susan Azar Porterfield. &nbsp; In 2003, during a period of peace, Porterfield visited Lebanon, Syria’s neighbor. &nbsp;There she met a family from Syria, and continues to wonder what happened to them and their small child. &nbsp;Porterfield wrote a poem about this family called, “By Heart:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p>Porterfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is half-Lebanese. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:01:20 +0000 Dan Klefstad 11471 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dekalb poet writes Syria-inspired poems U.S. Senator Kirk reacts to possible attack on Syria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/us-senator-kirk-reacts-possible-attack-syria <div>Another Illinois U.S. Senator is reacting to President Barack Obama’s call to attack Syria over its use of chemical weapons.</div><div> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:28:31 +0000 Alex Keefe 11342 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U.S. Senator Kirk reacts to possible attack on Syria Durbin not sure if he'll support military strike in Syria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-not-sure-if-hell-support-military-strike-syria <div>The Senate’s second highest-ranking Democrat says President Obama made the right call by turning to Congress about a possible military strike in Syria. IPR'S Sean Powers reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Dick Durbin says he has NOT made up his mind about whether he would support a military strike against </span>Bashar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> al- </span>Assad’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> regime.</span></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:01:09 +0000 Sean Powers 11308 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin not sure if he'll support military strike in Syria