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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…


Friday, July 12, 2019
Leader Durkin, Senator Curran Celebrate Bridge Memorial Dedication in Honor of Kelli Joy O’Laughlin

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin will join with the Illinois Tollway and members of the O’Laughlin family on July 13 at 9 a.m. to celebrate the Interstate 294 Plainfield Road…


Thursday, July 11, 2019
Durkin, Curran to Host Fifth Annual Jobs Fair

Are you looking for a job or a new career? State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Senator John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove) invite you to participate in their…


Monday, June 24, 2019
Matt Haller Act Becomes Illinois Law

New law will enact the strictest restrictions on ethylene oxide emissions and facilities that use the chemical in production in the nation.  Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs),…


Friday, June 14, 2019
This Week in Illinois

AGRICULTURE Illinois planting season affected by wet weather. The exceptionally wet spring 2019 season made work in many fields very difficult during the usual planting weeks of April and May. Days…


Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Rep. Durkin Hosts 2019 Summer Reading Program for Students

Studies have shown that reading just five books over summer break can prevent learning loss for students returning to school in the fall. To help students stay ahead, State Representative…