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.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel along with Senator Dick Durban broke ground for the Navy Pier Flyover Project.
His GOP opponent wants to know why Jim Oberweis went AWOL just days before the primary. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
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.
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.
Downers Grove Businessman Doug Truax is in the Republican primary, seeking to square off against Democrat Dick Durbin in the general election.
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.
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.
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.
(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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.