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Friday, March 18, 2022
Children’s Safety Expo

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and State Senator John Curran will host free Children’s Safety Expo on Saturday, May 14. This family-friendly event will feature demonstrations from the Brookfield Zoo…


Friday, March 18, 2022
2022 Job Fair

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and State Senator John Curran will host a job fair on Thursday, April 14. The fair will be free and open to the public and…


Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Durkin: This is another chapter in the sad story of corruption in Illinois

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin offered the following statement after news broke that former House Speaker Michael Madigan has been indicted:  “Illinois deserves better. This is another chapter in the…


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Durkin Statement on Governor’s Budget Address

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin released the following statement after Governor Pritzker’s budget address.  “The governor’s budget address is always a wish-list, and this year it’s clear that the governor…


Thursday, January 27, 2022
Durkin Proposes Victim-Focused Overhaul of Pritzker’s Prisoner Review Board

With a focus on protecting victims of violent crime and their families, Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) introduced legislation on Thursday to overhaul Illinois’ Prisoner Review Board…


Monday, January 10, 2022
Lack of action by DCFS is failing the children in the care of the state of Illinois

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin sent a letter to the Chair of the House Appropriations Human Services Committee this morning to call for a hearing on the failures at DCFS that have…


Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Durkin Targets Organized Retail Theft

As “smash-and-grab” robberies continue to terrorize consumers and retailers, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has filed legislation targeting the organized theft rings behind these headline-grabbing crimes. “Smash-and-grab retail…


Friday, November 12, 2021
Durkin in Crain’s “The fight against Statehouse corruption requires a strong watchdog”

This op-ed originally ran in Crain’s Chicago Business In May of this year, Democrats pushed through legislation that they will be touting as “ethics reform” through the next election. Unfortunately,…


Monday, October 18, 2021
Leader Durkin, Senator Curran, and Cook County Police Chiefs Highlight New Public Safety Legislation

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and Illinois State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) were joined by suburban police chiefs from Cook County Monday morning to introduce new…


Monday, October 18, 2021
Leader Durkin’s Winter Clothing Drive

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin is hosting a Winter Clothing Drive to help families in need stay warm this winter. Donations of new or gently used winter coats, jackets,…