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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

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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

Portrait of American baseball player, Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals in uniform, circa 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Bi-State Senate Delegations Sign On To Musial Bridge Plan

The official name of the new bridge would be the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” if the bi-partisan effort is successful.

01/31/2013

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UPDATED: McCaskill, Durbin & Nixon Endorse KMOX’s “Stan Musial Bridge” Idea

McCaskill (D-MO) said she and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) will introduce federal legislation requesting that the new bridge be named after the late Cardinal Hall of Famer.

01/23/2013

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Durbin: Gun Control Must Start In The Senate

“John Boehner, the speaker of the House, basically threw in the towel. He said ‘we can’t do it here, do it in the Senate'”

01/18/2013

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Durbin Urges Senate To Keep An Open Mind About Hagel

Hagel’s nomination has caught some flack because of charges that he is a weak supporter of Israel.

01/14/2013

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Durbin Attends Hearing on Gun Violence

Durbin met Thursday with authorities in the Chicago area to talk about strategies being used to reduce crime and prevent mass shootings in the city and its suburbs.

01/11/2013

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Sen. Durbin Hosts Illinois Gun Control Discussion

He heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.

01/10/2013

Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. William L. Enyart speak on the shores of the Mississippi River in Granite City, Illinois.  (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Durbin, Enyart Assess Mississippi River Rock-Removal Effort

Two members of the Illinois congressional delegation got a firsthand look at urgent efforts to clear the Mississippi River bedrock that’s crimping shipping and say they’re closely monitoring the situation on the waterway.

01/07/2013

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