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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

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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

Gay-marriage

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

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