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

Durbin Has Questions About Strike Against Syria

Sen. Dick Durbin wants to hear to hear specifics from President Obama before agreeing to military strikes against Syria because there are neither U.S. lives nor territory at stake.

08/30/2013

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

Durbin Calls For Crackdown On Gun Traffickers

After a violent weekend in Chicago, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is introducing a new bill that would put gun traffickers in the cross-hairs.

07/22/2013

Durbin Puts Spotlight On Ballooning Student Loan Debt

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and two congressional colleagues held a hearing at Chicago’s City Hall Monday on the growing burden of student debt.

08/27/2012

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. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Jackson Jr. Being Treated For ‘Mood Disorder’

The mystery surrounding U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s monthlong absence from Congress deepened Wednesday evening, as his office released a statement saying he is suffering from a “mood disorder,” without providing any specifics.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

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

Dick Durbin

Durbin Hopes Sanctions Will Solve Israel-Iran Conflict

As war drums continue pounding between Israel and Iran, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is saying he is hoping sanctions will do the trick.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Business Owners: Tax Internet Retailers To Keep Real Stores Alive

Local business owners are looking for a more level playing field, and are backing legislation that would require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes too.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

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

Durbin, Kirk: Improve Access To Emergency Allergy Medicine For Kids

Illinois’ two U.S. Senators plan to introduce legislation to make it easier for kids with allergies to get the help they need.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Dick Durbin

Durbin Concerned About Funding For Transit Projects

CHICAGO (CBS) — Speaking at a news conference at Union Station yesterday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he’s concerned what this week has in store for the 3.4 million passengers who ride trains in and […]

10/17/2011

Dick Durbin

Durbin: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement Will Likely Have ‘Painful’ Growing Process

The “Occupy Wall Street” protests have begun to turn into a nationwide movement. The Democratic Party is taking notice.

WBBM Newsradio–10/12/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Extols Virtues Of Bipartisanship

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is trying to give a lesson on working across the aisle.

WBBM Newsradio–10/10/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Durbin And Kirk Want Details Of Proposed Metra Fare Hike

Illinois’ U.S. Senators have written Metra CEO Alex Clifford, demanding justification for fare hikes that could top 30 percent.

WBBM Newsradio–09/20/2011

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

Durbin: Congress Must Put Taxes On Table To Deal With Debt Crisis

As Wall Street stumbled after Standard and Poors downgraded the nation’s debt, Senator Dick Durbin was saying Democrats and Republicans are going to make some hard choices if they are to get this country’s finances under control.

08/08/2011

Loyola Red Line Stop

Durbin Announces Federal Funds For CTA Red Line Upgrades

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Monday announced federal funds geared toward upgrading the Loyola CTA Red Line station in Rogers Park, as well as modernizing and extending the line in the future.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

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

Durbin, Kirk: Eliminating Debt Ceiling Is A Bad Idea

Ratings agency Moody’s believes if the U.S. eliminates the debt ceiling, it would reduce the uncertainty amongst bond holders.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2011

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

Durbin: State Had No Choice But To Raise Taxes

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he is concerned that many large companies have threatened to leave his home state due to higher taxes, but he says Illinois lawmakers had to take action to pay the state’s vendors.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011

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

Durbin: Time To Open Strategic Oil Reserve

Memorial Day is behind us and gas prices are still rising, and now, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says it’s time to take the drastic step of dipping into the strategic oil reserve.

WBBM Newsradio–06/03/2011

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

Durbin, Kirk Disagree On Bin Laden Photos

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) do not agree on whether photos of the slain Osama bin Laden should have been released to the public.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2011

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office during inaugural ceremonies Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 in Springfield. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn ‘Very Comprehensive’ On Nuclear Reactor Safety

Gov. Pat Quinn says he is open to taking much more expansive measures if a nuclear accident occurs at one of Illinois’ eleven reactors.

WBBM Newsradio–03/27/2011

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