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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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Durkin Advances Entitlement Reform

Springfield – State Representative Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) is strongly supporting a package of entitlement reforms to eliminate fraud, misuse and waste in the system.

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Durkin Votes for Significant Pension Reform

Springfield… State Representative Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) voted to approve long overdue reform to the public pension systems in Illinois and start to heal the state’s financial crisis.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Durkin, House Republicans Introduce Legislation to Protect Our Children

Package Focuses on Gang Violence Prevention, Conflict Resolution Education

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Statement from Durkin on Budget Address

“The Governor’s Address is a harsh reality of failure to pass meaningful reforms in Illinois. A solution to the pension problem should have been wrapped up, sealed and sent to…