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Monday, February 22, 2021
Our Greatest Responsibility is the Health and Safety of Illinois Citizens

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the signing of House Bill 3653 into law:  “The Governor’s support of House Bill 3653 is an…


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Madigan’s Retirement Opens a Door for New Ideas, Sincere Collaboration in Illinois

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) issued the following statement on the announcement of Mike Madigan’s resignation: “Today’s news of Rep. Madigan’s retirement comes as no surprise to me…


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Pritzker’s Budget Proposal Places Burden on Families and Job Creators

I’m disheartened by what I heard in Governor Pritzker’s budget address this afternoon. His proposal places a bigger burden on Illinois job creators and violates an agreement he made with our caucus…


Monday, February 15, 2021
Enough is Enough: Illinoisans Demand a Balanced Budget

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin joined Deputy Leader Tom Demmer this morning to discuss Governor Pritzker’s upcoming budget address.


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Illinois must break from the past with new House Rules

We must move on from the ways of the past to give Illinoisans the honest, transparent state government they deserve. The process has to change and it starts with the…


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Leader Durkin, House and Senate GOP Announce Voter Empowerment Project

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin joined Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie, Senator Jason Barickman, and Representative Mark Batinick on Wednesday to unveil the Voter Empowerment Project.


Friday, January 29, 2021
Sign the petition to keep Illinois families safe

Law enforcement officials and public safety agencies across Illinois believe HB3653 as written, will threaten the safety of Illinois families. This flawed bill will make it more difficult for law enforcement to…


Monday, January 11, 2021
Leader Durkin on the Latest Updates of the Illinois Speaker’s Election

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the latest updates of the Speaker’s election: “With 36 hours left before the swearing-in of a new…


Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Governor Pritzker’s Self-Inflicted Budgetary Disaster

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) issued the following statement in response to Governor Pritzker’s remarks on his self-inflicted budgetary disaster: “Governor Pritzker, President Harmon and Mike Madigan…


Monday, December 14, 2020
Leader Durkin on the Abrupt Conclusion of the Special Investigating Committee

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin released the following statement on the abrupt conclusion of the Special Investigating Committee: “The Democratic Party shows again today there is no limit to…