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Thursday, January 5, 2023
House GOP Leader Durkin Files Bill to Protect Crime Victims from Further Victimization

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin has filed legislation, the Protect Our Victims (POV) Act, to undo provisions of the Democrats’ SAFE-T Act that will further traumatize victims of crime…


Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Durkin Honors RyTech with Ovation to Business Award

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) recently honored local marketing company RyTech LLC, presenting CEO Steve Ryan with an Ovation to Business Award. RyTech, a La Grange company that celebrates its…


Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Durkin, Curran to Host Senior fair August 24 in Lemont

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and State Senator John Curran will host a senior fair in Lemont on Wednesday, August 24th. More details below!


Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Durkin, Curran to Host Annual Community Recycling Event July 23

Western Springs…Bring your old copiers, DVD players, bikes, flags, documents and more to a free community recycling event hosted by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Senator…


Friday, May 27, 2022
Durkin says Time for Reform as Pritzker’s Prisoner Review Board Releases Convicted Murderers

Just ahead of the Memorial Day Weekend, Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Prisoner Review Board (PRB) has voted to release two convicted murderers prompting renewed calls from House Republican Leader Jim Durkin…


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…