Congress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn’t provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he’s open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.
The number of Illinois police departments tracing guns has risen from 392 two years ago to 451 now. Last year, 11,500 crime guns in Illinois were traced, and 6,200 have been so far this year.
Rodney Davis and Mark Kirk most bipartisan in bi-state. Jason Smith and Dick Durbin most partisan.
As crude oil shipping increases, U.S. senator wants old tank cars replaced sooner rather than later.
API: Keystone XL would pump 800,000 barrels of oil a day into US.
“As long as these clubs are open all night it’s an invitation for more crime”
New “security coordinator” appointed to oversee security effort.
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin took his campaign to allow state governments to collect sales taxes from out-of-state online retailers to a Chicago suburb.
Wants them to post one-page summaries on their websites
Says new law would help prevent and trace the source of outbreaks