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Republican Gubernatorial Candidate 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

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin (CBS file)

Durbin, Kirk Bill To Help Schoolchildren Who Suffer From Allergies

Both U.S. Senators from Illinois were at Lurie Children’s Hospital today to talk about their bill – expected to become law soon – to help schoolchildren who suffer from life-threatening allergies.

11/10/2013

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, left, and John McCain made a joint appearance Monday in Chicago. (CBS)

Durbin, McCain: U.S. Was Wrong To Bug German Leader’s Phone

(CBS) – U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and John McCain made a joint, harmonious appearance in Chicago on Monday and faulted U.S. intelligence for monitoring the German chancellor’s personal cell phone. Durbin, D-Illinois, and the Arizona […]

10/28/2013

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

Durbin Defends Controversial Facebook Posting

Senator Dick Durbin stands by a controversial Facebook posting, but says he may take it down now that the White House has discredited it, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/28/2013

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

Durbin Defends Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

As problems with the online health insurance exchanges prompt calls for heads to roll in the Obama administration, Senator Dick Durbin continues to support those running the beleaguered site.

10/26/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Marriage Equality Advocates Pressure Lawmakers At State Capitol

In Springfield today, the beginning of the fall veto session, saw state lawmakers far outnumbered by those lobbying in support of one key issue before the legislature: marriage equality.

10/22/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former Colleagues Reflect On Jackson Jr. Downfall

When Jesse Jackson Jr. left the federal courthouse on Wednesday, facing 30 months in federal prison, it marked a turnaround some of his former colleagues never saw coming.

08/15/2013

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

Durbin Applauds U.S. Attorney General’s Drug Sentencing Plan

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is expressing strong support for Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement reducing mandatory minimum sentences, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/12/2013

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

Durbin, Schakowsky Vow To Fight Food Stamp Cuts

A pair of liberal lawmakers are pledging opposition to conservative plans for $40 billion in cuts to the food stamp program over the next ten years.

08/05/2013

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

Durbin: Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria ‘Crosses A Line’

Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. and its allies need to act swiftly to deal with the threat Syria poses to its own people, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/26/2013

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