Sanctuary

Illinois lawmakers approved legislation banning local police officers from acting as Immigration and Customs Enforcement deputies.

A move to ask Williamson County voters how they feel about potential gun legislation failed on Thursday -- though the issue may not be dead.

SIU President Randy Dunn says the system will not be designated as a sanctuary campus for undocumented students.

Dunn said campus chancellors and other officials concluded that the concept of a sanctuary campus is not clearly defined in a legal sense and violating the law would put SIU and all of its students at risk, including the potential loss of federal financial aid. But, Dunn said the system would to everything it can - within the scope of the law - to support its students.