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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
House, Senate GOP urging NRI investigation; Freezing of expenditures

Illinois House and Senate Republicans are urging the Illinois Auditor General to refer findings from the Feb. 2014 audit of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (NRI) to…


Thursday, February 13, 2014
House Republican Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Combat Heroin in DuPage County

A group of House Republican Lawmakers are taking action to fight Illinois’ growing heroin epidemic. House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), State Representatives Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst), Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale),…


Monday, February 10, 2014
House GOP: Graduated Tax Threat to IL Jobs, Families

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and members of the Illinois House Republican caucus today announced their unanimous opposition to the graduated income tax proposal introduced by legislative Democrats….


Tuesday, February 4, 2014
House GOP Seeks End to Lame Duck Sessions

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and members of the House Republican caucus today unveiled legislation asking voters to put an end to lame duck sessions of the Illinois…


Friday, January 31, 2014
Statement from Durkin: We Are One Lawsuit

“We fully anticipated Senate Bill 1 to be legally challenged, so the fourth lawsuit filed today by the We Are One Coalition comes as no surprise. We also anticipate more…


Thursday, January 30, 2014
Response to the State of the State Address

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Statement from House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Pension Reform

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin: “I am pleased we were successful in passing pension reform through the General Assembly today in order to save retirements and protect Illinois taxpayers.   This…


Monday, December 30, 2013
Durkin Opens New District Office

Springfield, IL…State Representative Jim Durkin’s legislative office has moved to Burr Ridge and is now open for business. Representative Durkin recently was elected House Republican Leader by his peers in…


Monday, December 30, 2013
Durkin Takes Reins as New House Republican Leader

State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) today has taken over the reins as the new House Republican Leader. Tom Cross, who has served in the position since 2003, has stepped…


Sunday, December 29, 2013
Illinois House Officially Inaugurates Jim Durkin as Minority Leader

The Illinois House of Representatives on Tuesday voted unanimously to inaugurate Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) as the new House Minority Leader. Durkin had his wife, Celeste, and daughter, Caroline, at…