Dick Durbin

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.


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Nearly 1 Year After Stroke, Kirk Returns to Senate

The Illinois Republican was greeted at the foot of the Capitol steps by an open-armed Vice President Joe Biden.


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Rock Blasting to Begin on Mississippi River

Barge operators along a key stretch of the Mississippi River braced Monday for months of restricted shipping as crews prepared to begin blasting large rock formations that are impeding navigation on the drought-plagued waterway.


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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.





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