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Sen. Durbin Rallies Support for Raised Minimum Wage

Durbin is a major backer of the “Minimum Wage Fairness Act”, which seeks to raise that figure to $10.10 an hour.

04/14/2014

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) speaks outside Scott Air Force Base on March 21, 2014 (KMOX/Allison Blood)

Saving Scott Air Force Base

Some Illinois members of Congress met Friday with the USAF chief of staff

03/22/2014

African asylum seekers, who entered Israel illegally via Egypt, lean at the fence of the Holot detention centre in Israel's southern Negev Desert, on February 17, 2014 as they join other migrants who came to protest outside the detention facility.  The Israeli government has opened last year the sprawling Holot detention facility to house both new entrants and immigrants already in the country deemed to have disturbed public order. Tens of thousands of migrants, mostly Eritrean and Sudanese, have been staging mass demonstrations in the country against moves by the Israeli authorities to track them down and deport them, or throw them into detention facilities without trial.  AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZ        (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Durbin: Smarter not Harsher Penalties for Drug Crimes

Illinois Senator wants a more improved penalty for drugs.

02/24/2014

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Durbin Urges More Stores to Stop Selling Tobacco

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin urges more drugstore chains to stop selling cigarettes.

02/11/2014

Piles of petcoke outside the Phillips 66 refinery in Roxana

Durbin Warns of Health Risk from Piles of Petcoke

Those open air piles of dusty, black rocks behind the fence at the Phillips 66 plant are worrying U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

12/18/2013

Republican Congressman John Shimkus of Illinois (Credit: KMOX)

U.S. Rep. Shimkus Seeking Re-election in 2014

Shimkus cruised to victory in 2012 with 69 percent of the vote and in 2010 with 71 percent. His only loss in a congressional election came in 1992 to Dick Durbin.

11/01/2013

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Hundreds Rally at Illinois Capitol For Same-Sex Marriage

Hundreds turned out for the “March on Springfield,” with many waving signs and flags.

10/22/2013

New York Awaits Vote On Same Sex Marriage

Thousands, Including Durbin and Quinn, Expected at Gay Marriage Rally

The Illinois Senate approved the measure last February, but the measure has stalled in the House. About a dozen votes are still needed.

10/22/2013

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Durbin: Sebelius Will Testify on Health Care Problems

“It was a big big job and we weren’t ready for it, as we should have been,” Durbin told KMOX.

10/21/2013

Illinois Adjutant General William Enyart

Ill. Delegation Struggles With Decision on Syria

Bill Enyart, the southern Illinois Democrat who once headed Illinois’ National Guard, says he hasn’t made up his mind about President Obama’s call for limited military force against Syria.

09/06/2013

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