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Monday, February 3, 2020
High Demand for Invest in Kids Scholarships

The Invest in Kids program offers a 75% income tax credit to individual and businesses that donate part of their incomes to qualified scholarship granting organizations. Eligible qualified scholarship granting…


Friday, January 24, 2020
Illinois House Gets Ready for 2020 Spring Session

This year’s session will convene with legislators gathering in Springfield on Tuesday, January 28. With brief recesses for the March primary election and for the April Easter-Passover holiday season, lawmakers…


Monday, January 13, 2020
Disturbing Email to Quinn Administration Should be Investigated Immediately

Leader Durkin called for an immediate criminal investigation following the disclosure that a powerful former lobbyist with close ties to House Speaker Michael Madigan had sent an email to top…


Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Durkin Calls on Illinois Democrats to Get Serious about Property Tax Reform

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) joined fellow House Republican members at a press conference this morning to discuss the Democrat failure to reduce sky high property taxes…


Tuesday, December 17, 2019
New state laws to know in 2020

On January 1st, more than 200 new laws will go into effect in Illinois. Among them are laws that provide additional protections for victims of sexual assault, greater access to…


Thursday, November 7, 2019
Durkin, House Republicans Introduce Sweeping Ethics Reform Package

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) along with members of the House Republican caucus announced a sweeping ethics reform package this morning to address unacceptable…


Thursday, October 10, 2019
Video: Protect Illinois Residents from Ethylene Oxide Emissions

House Bill 3885 would allow local home rule communities the ability to ban the use of ethylene oxide so that they can protect themselves when higher authorities won’t.


Monday, October 7, 2019
Support HB 3885 Allowing Municipalities to Ban Ethylene Oxide

Even with the news that Sterigenics is shutting down, our fight over ethylene oxide is not over. While the Matt Haller Act, which became law in June, enacted the strongest restrictions…


Monday, September 30, 2019
Leader Durkin Statement on the Announcement of Sterigenics’ Permanent Closure

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the news of Sterigenics not re-opening their Willowbrook facility…


Friday, September 20, 2019
Leader Durkin Statement on Sterigenics Construction Permit Approval

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to approve the Sterigenics construction permit application: “The IEPA’s approval of the…