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Monday, January 10, 2022
Lack of action by DCFS is failing the children in the care of the state of Illinois

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin sent a letter to the Chair of the House Appropriations Human Services Committee this morning to call for a hearing on the failures at DCFS that have…

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Durkin Targets Organized Retail Theft

As “smash-and-grab” robberies continue to terrorize consumers and retailers, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has filed legislation targeting the organized theft rings behind these headline-grabbing crimes. “Smash-and-grab retail…

Friday, November 12, 2021
Durkin in Crain’s “The fight against Statehouse corruption requires a strong watchdog”

This op-ed originally ran in Crain’s Chicago Business In May of this year, Democrats pushed through legislation that they will be touting as “ethics reform” through the next election. Unfortunately,…

Monday, October 18, 2021
Leader Durkin, Senator Curran, and Cook County Police Chiefs Highlight New Public Safety Legislation

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and Illinois State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) were joined by suburban police chiefs from Cook County Monday morning to introduce new…

Monday, October 18, 2021
Leader Durkin’s Winter Clothing Drive

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin is hosting a Winter Clothing Drive to help families in need stay warm this winter. Donations of new or gently used winter coats, jackets,…

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Free Senior Health Fair in Lemont on October 14th

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Senator John Curran will be hosting their annual Senior Health Fair from 9am to noon on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at: CORE Fitness…

Friday, September 24, 2021
Leader Jim Durkin on Governor Pritzker’s Second Signing of Partisan Maps

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on Governor Pritzker’s second signing of partisan maps: “Governor Pritzker’s signing of the legislative maps sends a clear…

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Leader Jim Durkin’s Statement on the Passage of New Legislative Maps

Contrary to their campaign promises, the House Democrats passed a legislative map that lacks any transparency or public input.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Free Community Recycle Event in Lemont

Please join Representative Jim Durkin & Senator John Curran at their FREE community recycle event.Representatives from local organizations will accept a variety of items. Residential paper shredding will beoffered on…

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Community dedicates Brooks Edwin Tonn Memorial Bridge in honor of inspiring young man

I was proud to stand with the Tonn family this weekend to dedicate the 47th Street Bridge over Interstate 294 in memory of an amazing young man, Brooks Edwin Tonn. Brooks was born in…