U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Praises Eric Holder As ‘Valuable Ally’

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Attorney General Eric Holder “a valuable ally” for Illinois and “an important partner in working to address gun violence in Chicago and East St. Louis.”


U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) poses with former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon (D-IL) in this file photo (Flickr/Sen. Mark Kirk)

Durbin Wants Air Base Site Named in Dixon’s Honor

A building at southwestern Illinois Air Force base will bear the name of late former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, if a federal lawmaker from Illinois gets his way.


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

Senator Durbin Plans 24-Hour Fast for Immigration Reform

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, several city aldermen and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin plan to fast for 24 hours to support immigration reform efforts.


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Sen. Durbin Weighs in on Afghan Troop Withdrawl

While the time frame for American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is not as fast-paced as he wants, Durbin says he’s happy that most troops will be home by 2014.


U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) endorses Matt Goetten of Carrollton for the 13th Congressional District Democratic primary nomination, February 11, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Durbin Endorses Goetten For Congress In Central Illinois

Greene County state’s attorney makes first bid for federal office.


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Americans Facing Charges in Egypt

Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is outraged that a group of Americans could face charges in Egypt.


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