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Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left, talks with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the newly renovated International Terminal 5 is unveiled at O'Hare International Airport on April 4 in Chicago. Durbin faces state Sen. Jim Oberweis in the November general election.

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Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Jim Oberweis speaks to supporters on March 18 in Glen Ellyn, Ill., after winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois. Oberweis will face Sen. Dick Durbin in the November general election. 

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Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

CHICAGO | Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.

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Activists still pushing for no petcoke in their SE Side neighborhoods

CHICAGO | While the City Council and the Illinois General Assembly both have pending measures on how to regulate the storage of petroleum coke within the city limits, activists said Tuesday they’re still pushing the idea the substance should be banned altogether.

April 15, 2014 3:50 pm

After crash, call for closer oversight of truckers

CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is urging regulators to investigate a deadly crash in Illinois involving a truck driver who's accused of remaining at the wheel for more than 35 hours with less than four hours of rest.

January 30, 2014 2:05 pm

Kelly, Durbin, Kirk seek national park status for Pullman neighborhood

CHICAGO | Members of Illinois' congressional delegation say they're introducing federal legislation to create a national park in Chicago's historic Pullman neighborhood.

January 24, 2014 5:02 pm

Durbin calls to raise minimum wage, blasts Rauner

CHICAGO | Illinois Democrats continued their election-year strategy of pushing for a minimum wage hike Friday when U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin used a Martin Luther King breakfast to call for an increase to the state's rate and blast a Republican gubernatorial candidate for his evolving stance on t…

January 17, 2014 3:30 pm

National Park Service interested in telling the Pullman story

CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk announced Monday the National Park Service has released a study which concludes the Pullman community in Chicago’s South Side has unique historical significance and is worthy of serious consideration as …

September 09, 2013 3:38 pm

Durbin: Odds are good for immigration reform

CHICAGO | Sen. Dick Durbin says the chances are good that the U.S. Senate will pass comprehensive immigration reform.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am

Sen. Durbin calls for passage of student loan bill

CHICAGO | There are big differences between private student loans and federal student loans, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is encouraging students to know the differences.

August 21, 2012 7:15 pm
Ill. lawmakers want transportation bill changes

Ill. lawmakers want transportation bill changes

CHICAGO | A bipartisan group of Illinois Congress members proposed changes Tuesday to a U.S. House transportation bill that critics say would deprive the state of hundreds of millions of dollars in highway funds and jeopardize Chicago's transit system.

February 21, 2012 7:30 pm
Ill. lawmakers want transportation bill changes

Ill. lawmakers want transportation bill changes

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference Tuesday in the Great Hall at Union Station in Chicago. Durbin said Republicans in the U.S. House should start over rather than push forward with a troubled bill on long-term funding for transportation.

February 21, 2012 3:41 pm
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