TSA Boss In Chicago To Meet With Local Leaders About Airport DelaysThe head of the Transportation Security Administration will face some tough questions Friday from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, members of Congress, and others, as the agency seeks to reduce excruciatingly long wait times at airport security checkpoints.
TSA Sending Extra Officers To O'Hare To Help With Security LinesFaced with excruciatingly long lines at security checkpoints, the TSA has dispatched 58 new security officers and four bomb-sniffing canine teams to O'Hare International Airport, according to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.
Englewood Students Praise AmeriCorps City Year Workers During Visit By Senator Dick DurbinStudents at a high school in the Englewood neighborhood told Senator Dick Durbin today how much help they get in life and school from AmeriCorps City Year service workers.
Local Politicians Call Donald Trump's Rhetoric Divisive, But Condemn Violent ProtestsDonald Trump gets some blame for the melee that caused his rally in Chicago Friday night to be cancelled, if you ask local politicians, but so do those who lowered political discourse to the level of violence, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
City Council Panel Backs Proposed Ban On Smokeless Tobacco At Sports ArenasA City Council committee has recommended passage of an ordinance to ban smokeless tobacco from Chicago sports stadiums – most prominently, at Cubs and White Sox games.
Durbin: Refugees Already Face 'Closest Scrutiny One Can Possibly Imagine'U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he will vote against legislation that would prevent Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the U.S. until there are guarantees they won’t be a security threat.
Durbin Hoping Supreme Court Backs President's Immigration ActionsAs one of those who encouraged President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was hoping the Supreme Court would uphold the president’s initiative.
Durbin Calls For Probe Into Outbreak Of Legionnaires' Disease At Quincy Veterans' HomeDemocratic Sen. Dick Durbin appealed in a letter sent Monday to the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs to "ensure the Illinois Veterans' Home-Quincy is taking the proper steps" to care for its surviving 400 residents and to prevent a future outbreak.
Hundreds Of Immigrants Turn Out For Citizenship WorkshopU.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill) hosted the event, and said the immigrants were responding to a political climate of hate from Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Northerly Island Park, Touted As 'Urban Oasis', Officially OpensThe long, controversial transformation of Northerly Island from small airplane play lot for the rich and powerful to a public "urban oasis" along Lake Michigan culminated Friday with the official opening of Northerly Island Park.
For The First Time, Wastewater Being Disinfected Before It Enters Chicago RiverThe Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on Friday celebrated the opening of the first of two disinfection plants designed to help clean up area rivers.
Kirk Slams Iran Deal, Says Obama Condemning Middle East To Nuclear WarAfter President Barack Obama announced a landmark deal to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk called the agreement “unremittent garbage” and accused the president of wanting Iran to obtain a nuke.