Does Illinois Have 'Secret Weapon' in NGA Contest?Some on Missouri side fear political influence of Democratic senator.
Illinois Contingent Presents "Compelling" Case For NGA In St. Clair Co.Gov. Bruce Rauner announces plans to extend MetroLink to new NGA site.
Illinois Pulls Out Big Guns to Lure NGAA lot of powerful Illinoisans are holding a briefing for National Geospatial Intelligence Agency officials in Mascoutah Friday afternoon.
Durbin Wants Rauner to Meet The RefugeesRauner was among many governors to say their states would suspend efforts on resettling refugees from Syria.
St. Clair County Offers 200 Additional Acres for Possible NGA Site"We know we're the only site that exceeds the needs of the NGA."
Durbin Open to Extending Deadline for Rail Systems to Install Positive Train ControlCongress 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.
Number of Ill. Police Departments That Trace Guns On the RiseThe 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.
How Partisan is Your Member of Congress? New Index AnswersRodney Davis and Mark Kirk most bipartisan in bi-state. Jason Smith and Dick Durbin most partisan.
Durbin Touts Railcar Safety PushAs crude oil shipping increases, U.S. senator wants old tank cars replaced sooner rather than later.
Big Oil: Now's Time To Press Advantage On Fuel PricesAPI: Keystone XL would pump 800,000 barrels of oil a day into US.
Durbin Turns Up Heat Over Curfew for East St. Louis Nightclubs"As long as these clubs are open all night it's an invitation for more crime"
Cameras, ID Tags Part Of New East St. Louis Public Housing Safety PlanNew "security coordinator" appointed to oversee security effort.

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