Some members of Illinois' congressional delegation appear to be somewhat behind President Obama's plan for a military campaign to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two Middle East nations.
In an address to the nation Wednesday, Obama announced he was dispatching nearly 500 more U.S. troops to Iraq to assist that country's besieged security forces.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Channahon, said the nation must be focused on eradicating the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and "strong leadership from President Obama will be key in the coming weeks and months."
In his statement after Obama's speech, Kinzinger said no options should be off the table in the destruction of ISIS.
US. Sen. Dick Durbin said although he remains resolute no ground troops be used, it is critical the U.S. work jointly with international partners to contain and eliminate ISIS.
Echoing Durbin, 10th District Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider also said he is opposed to the use of U.S. ground troops against ISIS. He added the battle against ISIS must be thoughtful and sustained.