Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Annual Scholarship Breakfast, Day Of Service Honor Civil Rights Leader's LegacyHundreds of Chicagoans from all walks of life gathered Monday morning to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Durbin, Duckworth Call For Action Against ArcelorMittal Amid Claims Company Cheated On Toxicity TestsOne day after CBS 2 revealed claims that Indiana steelmaker ArcelorMittal cheated on the results of its toxicity tests, U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) are asking for the federal government to take serious action against the company.
Senator Dick Durbin Joins 11 Chicago Area Congressional Democrats Seeking Trump Impeachment Probe; Rep. Dan Lipinksi Leaning In FavorAs calls to pursue impeachment against President Trump intensify, all but one Chicago area representative now supports the inquiry.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Seek Total Ban On Flavored E-Cigarettes In ChicagoMayor Lori Lightfoot says the city of Chicago is stepping up efforts to prevent kids from vaping, amid a growing number of deaths and serious illnesses nationwide connected to electronic cigarette use.
2 Senators Ask MLB For Data On Foul Ball InjuriesIllinois' two senators continued their pressure campaign on Major League Baseball to be more proactive about fan safety at ballparks, urging greater transparency about how often and how seriously fans are hurt by foul balls.
Durbin Says Trump Administration 'Not Prepared' To House Immigrants Detained In ICE RaidsIn two days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents could begin conducting raids to arrest and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants across the nation, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he’s concerned about where people who are detained in the Chicago area will be housed.
Durbin, Duckworth Push MLB To Expand Protective Netting In All BallparksIllinois Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin are urging Major League Baseball to expand protective netting at all 30 major league ballparks.
Senator Durbin Calls On FDA Commissioner To Take Action Against Youth E-Cigarette UseIllinois senator Dick Durbin is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner to "get off the sidelines and address" the public health issue surrounding youth e-cigarette use.
Robocalls Legislation May Not Silence All Suspicious CallsThe legislation would also encourage carriers to use technology to stop what's called spoofing. That's where the scammers put a bogus number on the caller ID.
Senator Dick Durbin Tells Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Planned Cuts To Special Olympics Get 'Gold Medal For Insensitivity'Amid revelations that the Trump administration would be proposing eliminating all funding for the Special Olympics, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin chastised Secretary Betsy DeVos, saying the idea deserved a "Special Olympic gold medal for insensitivity."
Elected Officials, Faith Leaders To Attend Peace Vigil At Daley Plaza After New Zealand Mosque ShootingsU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other leaders will attend a peace vigil Sunday afternoon at Daley Plaza following a mass shooting in New Zealand.
Amtrak Signal Problems Caused By Worker Falling On Circuit Board, Sen. Dick Durbin SaysA signal problem that caused major delays for Metra and Amtrak trains out of Union Station Thursday was caused by a worker falling on a circuit board during a server upgrade, Sen. Dick Durbin says.
Illinois Democrats Ask Wisconsin Governor To Review Foxconn Plant ImpactSens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth along with Reps. Brad Schneider and Lauren Underwood sent Gov. Tony Evers a letter saying stormwater run-off from the plant would drain into the Des Plaines River watershed and could worsen flooding in Illinois' Lake County, which covers the northeastern corner of Illinois and is just north of Cook County, which includes Chicago.
Members Of Congress Call For Criminal Probe Into Sterigenics Following CBS 2 InvestigationMore are calling for action and a criminal probe at Sterigenics in Willowbrook after a report by 2 Investigator Dave Savini revealed serious allegations from former workers about toxic emission being released into the community.
After CBS 2 Investigators Report, Senator Durbin Calls For Investigation Into SterigenicsCalling this an urgent health crisis, Senator Durbin and Senator Tammy Duckworth on Tuesday demanded the EPA find a third-party environmental engineering firm to identify a way to reduce emissions.