Dick Durbin

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Durbin Coming to East Alton To Discuss River Shipping

U.S. Senator from Illinois announces private gathering with other lawmakers and business leaders on low Mississippi river levels.


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Durbin Pushes for Congressional Plan on Disaster Spending

A U.S. senator from Illinois says severe weather events are becoming more frequent, and Congress needs to consider how it plans to pay for disasters.


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Army Corps Pushes Back Against Lawmakers’ Mississippi River Plan

“If we recognize there’s a drought across the entire Midwest, that means they don’t necessarily have the water to release to support the Mississippi River.”



Illinois Governor Quinn Urges Army Corps Work On Mississippi

Low water on the river between East St. Louis and Cairo may limit barge traffic, affecting the transportation of grain and coal.


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Durbin Weighs In On Petraeus Scandal

Durbin says while it’s a tragedy for the family of the ex-CIA Director, question must be asked.


President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha and mother-in-law Marian Robinson walk to board Marine One on Fbe. 16, 2009, at a park near his home in Chicago. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Prepares For Homecoming In Chicago Tonight

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that he knows the president is eager to get back home for the night’s events.


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

Durbin Optimistic About Future Bi-Partisanship

Durbin believes there can be progress made on issues such as the Farm Bill and immigration reform.



Lawmakers Press for Upgrades to Mississippi River Locks

Federal lawmakers from several states along the Mississippi River are pressing to modernize the waterway’s locks-and-dams system, which they say desperately needs repair.


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Shimkus Explains Why Farm Bill Won’t Pass

“Liberal Democrats from the city and suburbs … don’t like our reforms in the food and nutrition portion,” says Shimkus.


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Durbin Concerned About Prison Overcrowding

The U.S. leads the world in this category, in terms of incarceration per 100,000 residents.