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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Tours Shelter Where Border Kids Are Being Housed

Durbin’s visit to an undisclosed shelter follows a hearing on President Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency spending request to deal with the growing border crisis.

07/14/2014

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Former U.S. Senator From Illinois Alan Dixon Dies

Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois has died.

07/06/2014

Senator Dick Durbin speaking at the Wheatland Tube Company on the Southwest Side. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Durbin Calls For Tax Credit For Companies That Employ Americans

Senator Dick Durbin was on the Southwest Side Monday morning to push for what he calls the Patriot Employer Tax Credit, reports WBMM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/23/2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Iraq Air Strike Request Revealed During Hearing

A request for U.S. air strikes by the Iraqi government was revealed in a hearing chaired by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin.

06/18/2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee Global Forum 2014 May 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. The AJC held the form to discuss topics related to the Jewish communities all around the world. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Absent, But Supporters Pack Fundraiser To Prepare For 2016 Run

Even though the former first lady has not said if she will run for president, Chicago supporters on Thursday hosted a huge fundraiser for her called “Ready for Hillary.” CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/05/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. U.S. officials say Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan, was exchanged for five Taliban commanders being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to published reports. Bergdahl is in stable condition at a Berlin hospital, according to the reports.  (Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Kirk: President Wrong To Swap Five Taliban Members For Captive U.S. Soldier

Kirk says it endangers military and diplomatic personnel stationed around the world. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

06/05/2014

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The Illinois Politicians That Want To Take Your Internet Rights Away From You

With net neutrality effectively neutered, Internet service providers (ISPs) starting to do as they please and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) attempting to create new rules for broadband Internet, now is a good time to take stock of those who support an open Internet and those who don’t.

05/13/2014

What a sweet computer, bro! No, this wasn't the best photo we had, I just liked it. (Photo Credit: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Quick And Dirty Guide To Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is a simple concept: it’s the idea that big companies that provide Internet have to treat all websites as equals. What does this mean for you and me?

05/13/2014

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Happy May Day! The Minimum Wage Still Hasn’t Been Raised… So Let’s Create A Maximum Wage!

If the government doesn’t raise the minimum wage soon, should they instead create a maximum wage for the rich? One writer thinks so…

05/01/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner gives the thumbs-up after casting his ballot in the Illinois primary election on March 18, 2014 in Winnetka.  (Credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Poll: Rauner Leads Quinn; Durbin Ahead Of Oberweis

Republican challenger Bruce Rauner holds an early edge against incumbent Pat Quinn in the race for Illinois governor, according to a poll released on Monday.

04/14/2014

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Donations Pour In For Rauner, Quinn

Both Candidates in the 2014 Illinois race for governor are building up their political war chests.

03/31/2014

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Durbin: Progress Being Made On Prison Reform

Senator Dick Durbin has told a criminal justice forum that there’s progress being made on prison reform, mainly because inaction is costing federal and state governments a fortune, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/31/2014

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Left) and State Senator Jim Oberweis (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Republican Oberweis Will Face Durbin In U.S. Senate Race

Jim Oberweis, an entrepreneur, dairy owner and state senator from Sugar Grove, was considered a lock to wrest the GOP nomination from Downers Grove businessman Doug Truax, though the race was tighter than expected Tuesday.

03/18/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the groundbreaking for the Navy Pier Flyover project. (Credit: Kimberly Easton.)

Durbin, Emanuel Break Ground On Navy Pier Flyover Project

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel along with Senator Dick Durban broke ground for the Navy Pier Flyover Project.

03/18/2014

Jim Oberweis, a U.S. Senate candidate, talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Oberweis Was In Florida For Wife’s Birthday Instead Of Campaigning For Senate

His GOP opponent wants to know why Jim Oberweis went AWOL just days before the primary. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

03/14/2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is on hand Thursday to counter Republican spin at the party's convention in Tampa, Fla. (CBS)

Durbin Addresses Local Ukrainian Community

As Russian troops surround a Ukrainian military base in Crimea today, world leaders along with Senator Dick Durbin are urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw his military. Durbin addressed the Ukrainian community in Chicago Sunday.

03/02/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses an anti-violence summit at Chicago State University. (CBS)

Emanuel, Durbin Laud Federal Grants For Digital Manufacturing Hub

Illinois’ senior U.S. senator is lauding as revolutionary a White House initiative under which he says Chicago and Detroit will boost innovation in manufacturing and create jobs.

02/23/2014

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Truax (Truax Campaign)

Republican U.S. Senate Hopeful: Let Cost Of Living Determine Minimum Wage

Downers Grove Businessman Doug Truax is in the Republican primary, seeking to square off against Democrat Dick Durbin in the general election.

01/31/2014

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Durbin Discusses Violence With Chicago Teens

Senator Dick Durbin met with Chicago teens this morning to learn more about the violence that’s plaguing many of their south and west side neighborhoods.

01/25/2014

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Kirk, Durbin Effort Would Place Historic Pullman Under U.S. Parks

Pullman at 11th and Cottage started as a company town owned by George Pullman to house workers at his company, which manufactured luxurious Pullman Railroad Sleeping cars.

01/24/2014

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