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Durbin: Egypt’s Treatment Of U.S. Visitors, Including Cabinet Member’s Son, An ‘Outrage’

The American citizens facing criminal trial in the troubled nation include Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Peoria.


Mayor Emanuel, right, attends Veterans Day ceremonies Friday at Soldier Field. (CBS)

Officials Mark Veterans Day Amid Changes In The Military

Gov. Quinn, Mayor Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin were all on hand Friday for the annual Veterans Day ceremonies at Soldier Field, where changes in the military were very much on the minds of many former service members.


Dick Durbin

Durbin Seeks To Protect Bank Customers From Hidden Fees

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) wants to ensure bank customers aren’t socked with hidden fees, now that the banks have backed off of implementing monthly charges for debit card holders.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, arrives at a World War II Memorial ceremony in March. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Durbin Set To Endorse Duckworth For Congress

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is set to throw his support behind Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth in her race for Congress.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

Midway Airport

Durbin Plan Would Essentially Kill Attempt To Sell Midway

A deal to privatize Midway Airport may be off the table now, but a proposal from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin would probably kill it indefinitely.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Durbin, Kirk: It’s Time To Clean Up Chicago River

Illinois’ two U.S. senators – and some other politicians – took a water taxi tour of the Chicago River Sunday before proclaiming that it’s time to clean it up.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

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

Kirk, Durbin React To Bin Laden’s Death

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are both speaking out about the death of Osama bin Laden.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Puppy Mill Dog

Durbin Introduces Bill To Regulate Online Puppy Sales

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has introduced a bill which would require all breeders that sell more than 50 dogs a year to be licensed and to undergo inspections to ensure dogs are receiving proper care.


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

Kirk, Durbin Grill Nuclear Safety Experts

The U.S. senators from Illinois say they have concerns about nuclear plants here, now that vulnerabilities have been exposed in Japan.


The Braidwood nuclear power plant (CBS)

Senators To Address Doubts About Illinois Nuclear Plants

Problems with nuclear power plant reactors in Japan still have some people asking questions about the safety of nuclear power plants in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–03/23/2011

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

Durbin Supports Action Taken In Libya

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is voicing support for the actions being taken in Libya.

WBBM Newsradio–03/23/2011

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

Durbin: Don’t Cut Pell Grants

While Congress has averted a government shutdown for now, Illinois’ highest ranking Democrat is going into budget talks with serious objections to proposed cuts.

WBBM Newsradio–03/07/2011

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

Durbin: Don’t Cut Medical Research

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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/28/2011

Englewood Flyover

Congress Cuts Funding For Railroad Flyover Bridge

Funding has been cut for a massive bridge that would have eased rail congestion in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Funding To Improve Terminal Air Quality In Jeopardy

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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/18/2011

O'Hare International Airport

Durbin, Kirk Hope For Agreement On O’Hare Expansion

A delay in the lawsuit involving the O’Hare Modernization Program is being hailed by the two U.S. senators from Illinois.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2011

Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during a blizzard on Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Senators Want Federal Help To Fix Lake Shore Drive

The two U.S. Senators from Illinois are pressing for federal assistance, in making improvements to Lake Shore Drive following last week’s blizzard.

WBBM Newsradio–02/07/2011

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

Durbin Hosts Soldiers For State Of The Union

Two Illinois Soldiers were on hand for the State of the Union Address Tuesday night.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2011

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

Durbin: Tone Down Violent Political Language

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.)

CBS Chicago–01/10/2011

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

Durbin: Debt Ceiling Must Be Raised

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.

WBBM Newsradio–01/05/2011