Dick Durbin

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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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Durbin: The President Asked for Limited Authority

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, said he just couldn’t stand by and watch atrocities continue in Syria.

09/06/2013

Shimkus, Durbin Not Sold on Syria Attack

Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) both expressed either outright dismay or hesitancy about the plan.

09/03/2013

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

Sen. Durbin Encourages Violent Crime Gun Tracing

Illinois Democrat says he’ll introduce legislation this week.

07/21/2013

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