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Republicans say they have momentum to end Dem control

SPRINGFIELD | Republicans took over the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday saying 2014 will be the year they break a decade-long Democratic stranglehold on power in state government.

August 14, 2014 6:42 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: Durbin should save lecture, revise tax codes to retain businesses

Delivering lectures on taxes others should pay isn't nearly as effective as revising the tax code.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am

Durbin hails new Chicago gun intelligence effort

CHICAGO | Days after a stray bullet turned an 11-year-old girl into yet another victim of Chicago's gun violence, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin hailed a new facility designed to help authorities track illegal guns and link them to crimes across the city, state and country.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Durbin tours south suburban facility that puts people to work in medical careers

Durbin tours south suburban facility that puts people to work in medical careers

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., relates to students on Monday how he disliked getting shots during a recent hospital stay as he visited the Southland Health Care Forum in Matteson, Ill.

June 30, 2014 4:05 pm
Durbin tours south suburban facility that puts people to work in medical careers

Durbin tours south suburban facility that puts people to work in medical careers

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., center, watches CNA instructor Kim Pina, left, help students Deja Williams and Maghann Goodman practice rolling over a patient during his visit Monday to the Southland Health Care Forum in Matteson, Ill., during a fact-finding mission. The nonprofit trains unem…

June 30, 2014 4:05 pm
Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers today know Dan Coats as their U.S. senator, but nine years ago his informal title was far more exotic — Sherpa.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Durbin, Quinn push for minimum wage increase

CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn have joined labor unions and workers to push for raising the minimum wage.

March 31, 2014 12:44 pm
Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.

March 27, 2014 5:30 pm
BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

WHITING | After the second day of cleanup, crews have removed the "vast majority" of surface oil floating in a Lake Michigan cove after BP Whiting Refinery discharged as much as 756 gallons of crude into the Great Lake.

March 26, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Coats seeks return of 'regular order' in U.S. Senate

Coats seeks return of 'regular order' in U.S. Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | If Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate following this year's elections, expect a fierce intraparty battle over whether to punish Democrats for enacting Senate rules changes that largely have sidelined the chamber's minority party.

March 22, 2014 4:44 pm
Donnelly visiting Ukraine, Israel

Donnelly visiting Ukraine, Israel

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., is traveling to Ukraine and Israel this week for meetings with government leaders and military personnel in both nations.

March 20, 2014 1:00 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

Each year the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association develops its legislative priorities for the federal, state and county levels.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Preserve historic Pullman places, faces

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Preserve historic Pullman places, faces

“The stories are in these faces,” I said out loud while walking through the Historic Pullman Foundation Visitors Center. Looking at the historic images of the proud Pullman Porters and mustached Hotel Florence workers and guests, I saw stories waiting to be told.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dick Durbin and Jim Garrett

Dick Durbin and Jim Garrett

U.S. Sen. Dick Dubrin, left, and Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau President/CEO Jim Garrett at the Historic Pullman Foundation Visitors Center in Chicago after the Jan. 24 announcement of the Pullman National Historical Park Act.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

For Illinois senators, an odd public friendship

CHICAGO | On Capitol Hill, where the partisan divide runs so deep it has shut down the government, it can be unusual for members of opposing parties to publicly join together for much of anything — much less birthday cake.

December 20, 2013 11:51 pm

Senators urge that steelmaking tarriffs stay in place

Current tariffs prevent China, India and other countries from dumping hot-rolled steel in the United States, and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators hope to keep it that way.

October 30, 2013 2:45 pm
DOUG ROSS: Primary motivation adds pressure for Republicans

DOUG ROSS: Primary motivation adds pressure for Republicans

There's a lot riding on the immigration reform proposals now before Congress, and not just for immigrants.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am Related

Durbin, Kelly announce $123,000 investment in Lansing first-responder capabilities

LANSING | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, and U.S. Representative Robin Kelly, D-IL, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security, has made a $123,287 investment in the Lansing Fire Department in Lansing, Illinois. Today’s funding wil…

May 03, 2013 1:47 pm

EDITORIAL: Build infrastructure for jobs now, later

When U.S. Steel Chairman and CEO John Surma said the nation must invest more in its infrastructure, he was right on target. Spending on infrastructure creates jobs immediately and lays the foundation for future private sector growth.

July 12, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Illegal immigrants' help needed to fight crime

DOUG ROSS: Illegal immigrants' help needed to fight crime

As much as I try to connect the dots on major issues, sometimes those dots seem to connect themselves. That has been happening on illegal immigration lately.

July 04, 2012 12:00 am
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