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Monday, March 16, 2020
Driver Services Facilities Closed until March 31

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has closed all offices, including Driver Services facilities, due to the COVID-19 virus and the health and safety recommendations by experts endorsing social distancing…


Monday, March 16, 2020
State seeks biz input on COVID-19 impact

The state of Illinois is seeking input from small businesses on the impact of COVID-19. Responses will assist the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in evaluating Illinois’ request for an…


Friday, March 13, 2020
Online Resources for Home Learning

Keeping students engaged in learning, especially in times of uncertainty, is of critical importance. Here a few free online resources that can be sources of activities and inspiration for home…


Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Lemont High School students host Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin

Guided by a mission for the State of Illinois to become a national leader in the area of conservation of land and water resources, Lemont High School students hosted Illinois…


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…