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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
“Have Courage and Be Kind” Remembering Brooks Tonn

Today, Leader Jim Durkin presented a resolution in honor of Brooks Tonn, a young man who inspired many through his positivity, his caring spirit, and his courage. Even as Brooks battled…


Friday, May 7, 2021
Durkin Awards Local PPE Company with Ovation to Business Award

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin recently presented the Ovation to Business Award to Secure Source America LLC, SSA, a Lemont based manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment founded in response to…


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Hollow Democrat Promises for Fair Maps Highlight State’s Ethical Failings

Despite the past documented evidence of Illinois’ Democrat leaders, including Governor JB Pritzker and new House Speaker Chris Welch, stating support for a fair, transparent and non-partisan redistricting process, they…


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
It’s time to Reimagine Illinois

If you could build a better Illinois, what would it look like?It’s time to Reimagine Illinois The Illinois House Republican caucus today launched a new comprehensive platform called Reimagine Illinois….


Wednesday, March 3, 2021
House Republicans Stand with Illinois Families, Oppose Tax Hike

Last year, Illinois House Democrats supported a fantasy budget that relied upon the passage of the graduated tax and a “fingers crossed” hope for a federal bailout. Instead of living within our means,…


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…