Northern Illinois U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger says the intelligence community needs to ensure the accuracy of reports that the Russian government has been placing bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

The Republican received a classified briefing Tuesday and said while there is good evidence of the practice, there is also conflicting evidence.

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A law signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner last week gives high school journalists rights they haven't had since 1988.

That's when a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court dictated that student publications could be censored by school administrators.

But Illinois has become the tenth state to restore free speech rights to student media.

Stan Zoller, with the Illinois Journalism Education Association, helped guide the legislation.