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Thursday, February 7th, 2013
Durkin on State of the State address….

Following Wednesday’s State of the State address by Governor Pat Quinn, 82nd District State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) said he believes the entire speech should have been dedicated to…

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Durkin Sets Sights on Accountability

New committee assignments bring change for veteran lawmaker SPRINGFIELD—With the start of the new General Assembly, State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has a new set of committee assignments and…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Rep. Durkin Moves to Clean Up Facebook Law

SPRINGFIELD—Following up on legislation passed last session, State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) filed House Bill 1047 to clean up the unintended consequences of the “Facebook Law” passed last year.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Rep. Durkin Pushes to End Lame Duck Sessions

WESTERN SPRINGS—Following up on a commitment to his constituents to end the pattern of inaction during future regular and veto legislative sessions, State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) filed House…

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Rep. Durkin Sworn in to Serve 98th General Assembly

COUNTRYSIDE—State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), was sworn in to serve his eighth term as an Illinois State Representative today. “€œIt is a great honor to serve my community and…

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Legislators to Hold Veterans Jobs Fair

ADDISON— State Representatives Dennis Reboletti (R-Addison), Angelo “Skip” Saviano (R-Elmwood Park), Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and Michael Connelly (R-Lisle) will be hosting a jobs fair for area veterans in conjunction…

Monday, August 20th, 2012
Statement from Rep. Durkin

“The vote Friday in the General Assembly to change Illinois pensions was nothing more than a political stunt. Every Illinoisan is affected by the state’s pension problems. The $83 billion…

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
College Illinois Transparency Bill Signed Into Law

SPRINGFIELD—Legislation sponsored by State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to require College Illinois! to make investment decisions in open meetings was signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn today.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Radogno, Durkin to host FREE Senior Health Fair on August 15

Springfield, IL… State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and State Rep. Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) are hosting a free Senior Health Fair on Wed., Aug. 15 featuring approximately 40 local…

Thursday, July 19th, 2012
House Committee Recommends Smith Expulsion

SPRINGFIELD—Today State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) as House Manager – Minority Caucus of the Select Committee on Discipline provided enough evidence for the committee to recommend that State Representative…