Senator Dick Durbin

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Chicago Area Politicians Call For More Money To Implement Positive Train Control

Chicago area political leaders are urging Washington to spend more money to increase train safety, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.

07/06/2015

Navy veteran Joe Hoppe being presented with medals and ribbons he earned in World War II. (Source Senator Durbin's Twitter)

70 Years Later, Navy Veteran Receives Medals For World War II Service

Months before the United States entered the war, Joe Hoppe enlisted in the Navy. He was inspired by seeing newsreels of the Nazi blitz of London.

04/13/2015

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Durbin: Hillary Clinton Would Be ‘Extraordinary President’

He didn’t support her eight years ago against Barack Obama but, now Illinois’ senior senator is offering a glowing assessment of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

04/13/2015

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Senator Durbin Traveling To Cuba With Congressional Delegation

Senator Dick Durbin is heading to Cuba this weekend with a congressional delegation, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

01/17/2015

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Left) and State Senator Jim Oberweis (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Oberweis Clash Over Gun Control, Taxes In Meeting WIth Tribune Editorial Board

Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and his Republican challenger Jim Oberweis verbally tangled over subjects ranging from gun violence and immigration to ethics in a meeting before the Tribune Editorial Board.

09/29/2014

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

Senator Dick Durbin Calls For Probe Of Air Center Sabotage

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago’s two international airports to a halt.

09/28/2014

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Bishop Larry Trotter Endorses Jim Oberweis Over Dick Durbin

The Republican challenging U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has picked up the support of another prominent Chicago African-American clergyman, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

08/31/2014

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Durbin Calls For More Funding For Biomedical Research, Better Explanations From Researchers

Durbin met with researchers at the University of Chicago highlighting, his proposal for $150 billion more in federal spending for biomedical research.

08/11/2014

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Durbin: More Needs To Be Done To Help Child Immigrants

Elected officials addressed thousands during the People’s Mass at Fiesta Del Sol in honor of dreamers, immigrants and the 47,000 children held at detention centers across the nation.

08/03/2014

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

Durbin Pushes Legislation For Refinancing Student Loans

Senator Dick Durbin says students with loans should get the same break as homeowners with mortgages and be allowed to refinance down, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

05/12/2014

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

Durbin Says More Funds Needed To Protect Lake Michigan

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is accusing House Republicans of waving a white flag in the face of a potential Asian carp invasion, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/29/2013

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Durbin: Special Counsel May Be Necessary To Investigate IRS

Senator Dick Durbin says he will think about the idea, floated by his colleague, John McCain.

06/03/2013

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

Durbin Proposes Cap On Interest Rates For Payday Loans

Senator Dick Durbin said today that some of the nation’s biggest banks are now offering what are essentially payday loans, with interest rates as high as 400-percent.

04/26/2013