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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Unified House GOP Elects Durkin Leader

Springfield – Members of the Illinois House Republicans met today in Springfield to select a replacement for outgoing Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego). The unified caucus chose state Rep. Jim Durkin…

Friday, August 16, 2013
Free Senior Health Fair

State Senator Christine Radogno and I will be hosting a free Senior Health Fair from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on October 9 at the Lemont Park District –CORE Fitness Center…

Friday, July 19, 2013
Durkin: Diabetes Reporting Legislation Signed into Law

CHICAGO, IL – Legislation spearheaded by State Representative Jim Durkin to increase diabetes awareness and prevention was today signed into law by Governor Quinn.

Monday, July 1, 2013
New Laws Start July 1

Rep. Durkin announces new laws set to take effect July 1 Julie’s Law, ban on zinc batteries, funds for Community Care Program included in new laws SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois…

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Durkin Sponsors Flag Exchange

Durkin Sponsors American Flag Exchange Program WESTERN SPRINGS – In observance of Independence Day, State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) is sponsoring a free American flag exchange program. Residents of…

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Special Session Update

Pensions The General Assembly returned to Springfield Wednesday the 19th at the request of Governor Quinn to reach an agreement on pension reform.

Monday, June 3, 2013
Legislature Should Return

Durkin: Action Needed-Legislature Should Return “Today, Fitch Ratings lowered Illinois’ bond rating “A” to “A-”due to the legislature’s failure to pass meaningful pension reform otherwise known as Senate Bill 1….

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Budget: No New Spending

Friday, May 24, 2013
Weekly Update 5-24-13

Chicago Chicago Public Schools votes to close 50 inner-city school facilities. Strongly supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the controversial move will affect more than 10 percent of the district’s 472…

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Free Kid’s Fair

9am – NoonLakeview Jr. High School701 Plainfield Rd.Downers Grove Saturday, June 22nd