An Illinois congressman says he plans to introduce legislation to name a post office after a U.S. Navy SEAL from Illinois who was killed in Yemen.

IL House of Representatives Remembers Owens

Feb 8, 2017

  The Illinois House of Representatives took a moment of silence Wednesday in honor of Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens of Peoria.

Owens was killed during a raid on an al-Qaida in Yemen on January 28th. 73rd District State Representative Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) made the request for a moment of silence. Here’s what he said on the floor of the Illinois House of Representative before making the request:


The U.S. has taken in nearly 270,000 immigrants and refugees during the past decade from the seven countries affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban.  Federal data shows the greatest number arrived last year. Most go to the most populous states, but they also are spread out around the country.