Dick Durbin

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Wins Re-Election To U.S. Senate

High-ranking Illinois Democrat elected to 4th term

11/04/2014

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Sen. Durbin: Foreclosure Crisis Still Lingering

Democrat serves up East St. Louis as model city devastated by housing market collapse.

11/02/2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Durbin Against Sending Troops to Middle East

As the airstrikes on ISIS continue, there’s growing concern of reprisals against the United States and its allies. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is reiterating that he is staunchly against sending ground troops into Iraq to fight ISIS.

09/29/2014

Stranded passengers wait for flights at O'Hare International Airport on September 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  O'Hare was forced to cancel more than 1,500 fights yesterday and more than 600 today after a contract worker sabotaged a suburban air traffic control center yesterday morning.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Durbin Calls For Probe Into Chicago Air Control Fire

U.S. Senator from Illinois wants to know if there was a security breach that led to crippling of two airports

09/28/2014

Former U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (Getty/Chris Kleponis)

Jerry Costello Expressway Dedicated in Honor of Former Congressman

One of the primary drivers behind the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge now has the east-side approach to the bridge named after him.

08/22/2014

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) poses with former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon (D-IL) in this file photo (Flickr/Sen. Mark Kirk)

Former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon Dies

Democrat from St. Clair County, Ill. served on Capitol Hill from 1981-1993

07/06/2014

Getty/Scott Olson

V.A. Centers Grapple With Influx Of Women

Associated Press reporter checks on Illinois facilities

06/28/2014

Photo: Getty/Scott Olson

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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