While Congress has averted a government shutdown for now, Illinois’ highest ranking Democrat is going into budget talks with serious objections to proposed cuts.
U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin is urging voters to write letters to their Congressmen and tell them to leave the funding for medical research alone.
Funding has been cut for a massive bridge that would have eased rail congestion in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood.
Metra is pleading with U.S. House Republicans not to eliminate federal funding that would be spent on improving the air quality at its downtown train terminals.
A delay in the lawsuit involving the O’Hare Modernization Program is being hailed by the two U.S. senators from Illinois.
The two U.S. Senators from Illinois are pressing for federal assistance, in making improvements to Lake Shore Drive following last week’s blizzard.
Two Illinois Soldiers were on hand for the State of the Union Address Tuesday night.
U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says it’s time to tone down violent political language, in the wake of the Arizona shooting spree that critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)
U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) says there can be no doubt about the need to raise the debt ceiling so the country can continue paying its bills here, and overseas.
Some Chicago firefighters who volunteered to help at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are being left out of a settlement to cover health claims.
The North Shore Republican congressman won a contentious election against Democrat Alexi Giannoulias for President Obama’s old Senate seat.
Durbin says Republican Kirk and his supporters should not worry that his swearing-in is being delayed past the vote on tax cuts.
U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is making his Hollywood debut, with a cameo role in a single scene for the upcoming movie “Contagion.”
Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday sent letters to the heads of several agencies asking them to review the findings of a recent investigative report which showed that Metra commuters and workers may be exposed to excessively high levels of diesel soot.