Dick Durbin

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

The air traffic control tower at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto, Ill. is targeted for closure on April 1. (KMOX/Brad Choat

5 Ill. Airport Towers Get Closure Reprieve

The towers are all operated for the FAA at low-traffic airports and were to close by mid-June as the result of government-wide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.

05/13/2013

U.S. Marshals attacked in St. Louis

6 Marshals to be Honored for Bravery in 2011 Gunfight

Federal lawmakers from Missouri and Illinois were expected to attend Monday’s ceremony in St. Louis honoring the law enforcers with the Congressional Badge of Bravery.

05/13/2013

WASHINGTON - JULY 29:  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) is surrounded by members of the press after a post Senate Democratic Caucus meeting news briefing July 29, 2011 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Reid planned to call for a vote on his version of the debt-limit bill at 1am on Sunday.  (Getty/Alex Wong)

Sen. Durbin Wanted Metro East Police Commission Done Yesterday

It’s nothing we haven’t heard before, legislative things take time, but U.S. Senator Dick Durbin said he wanted action yesterday.

03/28/2013

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

Durbin Continues His Fight Against Energy Drinks

Last year he asked the FDA to require them to disclose their ingredients. Now he’s asking the manufacturers not to market to children.

03/26/2013

Low water levels on Mississippi River near St. Louis could cause barges to stop costing billions

Lawmakers Enyart, Davis Worried About Mississippi River’s Future

U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, and U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis have teamed up to co-sponsor bi-partisan legislation to avoid close calls on the Mississippi.

03/19/2013

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Stan Musial Memorial Bridge Passed Unanimously in US Senate

“I’m thrilled to see the ‘Stan Span’ so close to becoming a reality, and urge my colleagues in the U.S. House to quickly approve this tribute,” said U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill.

03/12/2013

Illinois Senators Lead Legislative Fight On ‘Straw Purchases’

The bill, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark S. Kirk threatens up to a 15-year prison sentence for those who illegally purchase a gun for someone.

03/08/2013

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Sending Veterans To College

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) goes to bat for lessening out-of-state tuition costs for those who served.

02/10/2013

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