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Monday, July 15th, 2019
Illinois EPA to facilitate formal public meeting in Willowbrook on August 1st

In response to public concern over Sterigenics’ application for a construction permit, the Illinois EPA has agreed to facilitate a formal public meeting to answer questions and allow residents to…

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Bridge dedicated in honor of Kelli Joy O’Laughlin

State Representative Jim Durkin and Senator John Curran joined the family of Kelli Joy O’Laughlin at a ceremony to dedicate a bridge in memory of Kelli who was murdered in…

Friday, July 12th, 2019
Leader Durkin, Senator Curran Celebrate Bridge Memorial Dedication in Honor of Kelli Joy O’Laughlin

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin will join with the Illinois Tollway and members of the O’Laughlin family on July 13 at 9 a.m. to celebrate the Interstate 294 Plainfield Road…

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
Durkin, Curran to Host Fifth Annual Jobs Fair

Are you looking for a job or a new career? State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Senator John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove) invite you to participate in their…

Monday, June 24th, 2019
Matt Haller Act Becomes Illinois Law

New law will enact the strictest restrictions on ethylene oxide emissions and facilities that use the chemical in production in the nation.  Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs),…

Friday, June 14th, 2019
This Week in Illinois

AGRICULTURE Illinois planting season affected by wet weather. The exceptionally wet spring 2019 season made work in many fields very difficult during the usual planting weeks of April and May. Days…

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Rep. Durkin Hosts 2019 Summer Reading Program for Students

Studies have shown that reading just five books over summer break can prevent learning loss for students returning to school in the fall. To help students stay ahead, State Representative…

Friday, June 7th, 2019
This Week in Illinois: End of Session 2019 Update

BUDGET Bipartisan, balanced budget passed after inclusion of House Republican-backed business reforms. As the General Assembly’s May 31 scheduled adjournment approached, intense negotiations took place in a bipartisan, bicameral effort to…

Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Leader Durkin Statement on End of 2019 Legislative Session

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the end of this year’s legislative session:  “The end of this legislative was another historic moment for…

Monday, May 27th, 2019
Leader Durkin Statement on Graduated Tax Amendment Passage

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin released the following statement on the passage of the graduated tax amendment (SJRCA 1) from the House Chamber: “Today’s vote on the graduated tax…