Dick Durbin

US Senate Race for Illinois
11:31 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Durbin and Oberweis Divided on Issues

Senator Dick Durbin poses with supporters at Aurelio's in Macomb.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Oberweis of Illinois has announced his support for raising the minimum wage, but only for those over the age of 26.

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Western Illinois Project
7:44 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Labor Agreements for FutureGen

Artist concept of FutureGen Power Plant
Credit Wikipedia

Backers of the proposed FutureGen power plant have reached an agreement with the leaders of 17 labor unions.

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High Jobless Rate in Illinois
4:20 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Durbin Pushing for Unemployment Assistance

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin speaks with reporters Sunday outside his home in Springfield.
Credit Brian Mackey

U-S Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said one of his first priorities when the Senate reconvenes will be to call for an extension of unemployment benefits.

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Sets Up National Park Service Listing
9:39 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

New Philadelphia Bill Passes House Committee

A 1939 photo of the New Philadelphia Town site, which came one step closer to being part of the National Park Service.
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A bill that would bring a historic site in Western Illinois  one step closer to being preserved by the National Park Service has passed a U.S. House committee.

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Bipartisan Bill introduced by IL Lawmakers
2:48 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Bill to Help Mississippi River Adapt to Drought

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US Senator Dick Durbin of  Illinois recently introduced a bill to help the nation prepare to deal with the effects of future droughts on the Mississippi river.

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