With a critical vote on military action in Syria pending, Americans remain largely opposed to a U.S. military intervention in the Middle Eastern nation while lawmakers, too, are split on the matter.
A Senate committee on Wednesday pushed ahead with a resolution to strike Syria out of retaliation for President Bashar Al-Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons on civilians. The resolution is more limited than the authority President Barack Obama was seeking from Congress.
But where does Illinois' congressional caucus stand on Syria? We've rounded up local politicians' latest statements on the issue, as of Wednesday afternoon: