Associated Press: Illinoisans react to Obama's Nobel prize win
Residents around Illinois reacted Friday to President Barack Obama's 2009 Nobel Peace Prize win. Norwegian Nobel Committee members lauded the change in global mood wrought by Obama's calls for peace and cooperation, and praised his pledges to reduce the world stock of nuclear arms, ease American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthen the U.S. role in combating climate change.
"Although we are always proud when one of our leaders is recognized for their commitment toward peace, it is important to remember that this award is being given to President Obama for the promise he displays, and not for his achievements thus far." -- Christina Abraham, a director at the Chicago's Council on American-Islamic Relations.