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S.S. Badger (Supplied to CBS)

Durbin Calls For Tougher Controls For Polluting Ferry

A coalition of environmentalists joined Senator Dick Durbin on the shoreline where he called the ferry SS Badger the filthiest ship on Lake Michigan. The coalition wants want tougher environmental controls over its emissions.

04/08/2013

Photo Of Prosthetic Leg (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Durbin Introduces Bills For Prosthetics Research

As more veterans return from combat without an arm or leg, there’s a push to boost research and care in the field of prosthetics.

03/11/2013

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Durbin Cosponsors Bill To Close Puppy Mill Loophole

Animal rights groups say it’s long overdue and much needed – a bill introduced last week that would close a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act that allows unscrupulous breeders to sell sick, malnourished and mistreated puppies online, completely unregulated.

03/03/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Immigration Bill Will Not Allow Violent Criminals Path To Citizenship

Immigration was on the minds of leaders from the Polish-American and Ukranian-American communities as they met with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Chicago’s northwest side Saturday.

03/02/2013

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

Durbin Confident In Birth Control Compromise

The proposed federal rule would put the onus on health insurance companies to provide birth control to female employees of religious institutions.

02/01/2013

Immigrant groups and their supporters stage a protest rally. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Proposed Path To Citizenship Gives Hope To Undocumented Immigrants

CBS 2′s Jim Williams takes a look at how the new policy could be life-changing for one Chicago area man who has been living in fear.

01/28/2013

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Obama Inauguration Special For Durbin, Quinn

This inauguration is special for Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who introduced Obama to the world political stage in 2004.

01/21/2013

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Durbin Expects Expanded Background Checks For Guns

Illinois U.S. Senator Richard Durbin says he expects Congress will vote to expand background checks for weapons purchases to include gun shows.

01/20/2013

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

Durbin Calls For Crackdown On For-Profit Colleges

Senator Dick Durbin says he’s renewing his efforts on Capitol Hill to crack down on abuses by some for-profit colleges.

01/18/2013

Congressman Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh Opinionated In Final Town Hall Meeting

Joe Walsh hosted his final Town Hall meeting in front of a supportive crowd of 200 in Wauconda.

12/08/2012

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Emanuel, Durbin Weigh In On Petraeus Scandal

The Chicago mayor and Illinois’ senior U.S. senator were asked Monday about the sex scandal that ended the CIA of David Petraeus.

11/12/2012

Protesters march at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Take Their Turn With Gaffes And Negative Press At Convention

Commonly referred to as “what goes around, comes around’, the Republicans are finding plenty to take shots at as the Democrats conduct their week in the ‘often dubious’ political spotlight called “the Convention”.

09/06/2012

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

Illinois Dems Stationed Near Republican Convention To Counter Obama-Bashing

Among the high-profile Democrats was U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who made himself available to talk about issues and Illinois’ Republican clout – or lack thereof — at the convention.

08/30/2012

U.S.currency. (credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Are Student Loans Too Easy To Get?

From TV commercials to stacks of brochures, lenders are bombarding students with attractive offers to get fast loans. One young man was able to borrow $28,000 without a co-signer, CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

Thomson Prison

Fear Of Guantanamo Inmates Coming Inland Holds Up Thomson Prison Sale

Fear over Guantanamo inmates coming inland is holding up the sale of the state prison at Thomson.

08/06/2012

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the Department of Homeland Security's recent announcement about deportation of illegal immigrants in the Rose Garden at the White House June 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. With the DREAM Act unable to gain traction in Congress, Obama announced that his administration would stop deporting some young people who came to U.S. as children of illegal immigrants. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Immigration Plan Draws Praise, Jeers

The new initiative affects as many as 800,000 people, including a young woman who spoke to CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.

06/15/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin: Obama On Right Track In Withdrawal From Afghanistan

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he believes President Barack Obama is on the right track in efforts to get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.

WBBM Newsradio–05/03/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin Fights To Protect Illinois Transportation

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will be at the table, when members of the House and Senate try to find agreement on the nation’s next transportation bill.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin: Obama Was Within Rights To Speak Up About Supreme Court

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is defending President Barack Obama’s remarks on the U.S. Supreme Court and health care.

WBBM Newsradio–04/06/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Gas Prices Aren’t End Of The World For Obama

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) agrees a gas price spike doesn’t help President Barack Obama, but he says so far, it’s hardly a deal-breaker for the president.

WBBM Newsradio–02/22/2012

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