Illinois, Chicago Receive $38 Million To Fight Opioid EpidemicIllinois and the city of Chicago are receiving nearly $38 million in federal grants to fight the opioid epidemic.
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, 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.
Duckworth Returns To Iraq For 1st Time Since Being Shot DownShe says the delegation wanted to show its support for the people of Iraq "and express our hope that Iraq will be an independent, strong country and a close ally of the United States for many years to come."
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.
Five Illinois Health Centers To Split $36M In Federal GrantsSeantor Durbin says community health centers provide care to more than a million Illinois residents annually.
Tammy Duckworth: Trump Has 'Failed Miserably' In Supporting U.S. Troops"If he truly cared about the troops he would go visit them in a combat zone, he would go to the cemetery whether it was raining or snowing to honor our heroic dead," Duckworth told CNN's Anderson Cooper on "Anderson Cooper 360."
Woman Charged With Harassing Senators Durbin, DuckworthA criminal complaint says Jura Perkins made the calls to the Illinois senators from May 28 to Oct. 25, leaving voicemails in which she used vulgarities, accused them of being communists, and threatened Duckworth's baby.
Duckworth: 'Today Is My Alive Day'In talking about her injury and the people who helped her, she said "making sure I don’t let them down is what drives me to do everything I can for our Veterans and troops."
100 Million Dollar Improvements Coming To CTA Red, Purple Lines"This grant funding will ensure the CTA's aging infrastructure can keep pace with the growing demand for its services."
Senator Duckworth Returning From Maternity LeaveThree months after giving birth to her second child, U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is returning from maternity leave.
IL Senator Gets Warm Welcome From Immigration Policy ProtestersIllinois Senator Tammy Duckworth visited protesters rallying against immigration policy Thursday in the middle of the Senate office building. She had her infant daughter with her, and the two received quite a welcome.
Senator Tammy Duckworth Supports #TakeAKnee MovementSenator Tammy Duckworth took to social media to express support for NFL players who protest racial injustice during the national anthem.
Legislation Would Make Attack Aboard Train Federal CrimeU.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and John Hoeven of North Dakota marked the anniversary of the shooting of an Amtrak conductor in suburban Chicago with the introduction of legislation that would make such an attack a federal crime.
Finger Pointing Continues Over Quincy Vet Home IllnessThe bigger question is whether Democrats will approve up to 245 million dollars. Rauner wants to rebuild Quincy.