Some Illinois members of Congress met Friday with the USAF chief of staff
Illinois Senator wants a more improved penalty for drugs.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin urges more drugstore chains to stop selling cigarettes.
Those open air piles of dusty, black rocks behind the fence at the Phillips 66 plant are worrying U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.
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.
Hundreds turned out for the “March on Springfield,” with many waving signs and flags.
The Illinois Senate approved the measure last February, but the measure has stalled in the House. About a dozen votes are still needed.
“It was a big big job and we weren’t ready for it, as we should have been,” Durbin told KMOX.
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.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, said he just couldn’t stand by and watch atrocities continue in Syria.