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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Go Green Event

Reducing, reusing, and restoring are the goals for Rep Jim Durkin’s and Senator John Curran’s upcoming “Go Green” Event in Homer Glen on September 28, 2019.  “The goal is to…


Friday, September 13, 2019
DuPage County Republicans Partner with Sheriff James Mendrick to Fight Opioid Crisis

Between 2015 and 2018, opioid deaths in DuPage County almost doubled, from 51 reported deaths in 2015 to 98 deaths in 2018. In an effort to reverse this alarming trend,…


Friday, September 6, 2019
Leader Durkin Introduces New Ethylene Oxide Ban Option for Local Municipalities

Western Springs, IL…. In light of today’s disappointing court ruling, Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) introduced new legislation that will give local municipalities the authority to ban…


Friday, August 23, 2019
Applications open for Leader Durkin’s Youth Council

State Representative Jim Durkin is seeking participants for his 82nd District Youth Council. The Council provides high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to learn about local and state government…


Thursday, August 22, 2019
Leader Durkin recognizes summer reading club students

State Representative Jim Durkin welcomed students to an ice cream social in Burr Ridge last Friday to recognize their commitment to reading over the summer break. Each year, Rep. Durkin…


Friday, August 16, 2019
This Week in Illinois

CHILDREN Governor signs Davidsmeyer bill to create Pediatric Cancer License Plate that funds cancer research.  Senate Bill 946, sponsored by Senator Steve McClure and Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer, was signed into law…


Friday, July 26, 2019
This Week in Illinois

STERIGENICS  Consent order could return ethylene oxide to active use in Willowbrook; Durkin and Mazzochi co-file amicus brief in opposition. The chemical, which was used by Sterigenics for more than two…


Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Durkin, Mazzochi, Curran File Amicus Brief on Sterigenics Consent Order

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), state Rep. Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst), and state Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) today filed an amicus brief in the Circuit Court of…


Monday, July 15, 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 13, 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…