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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
College Illinois Transparency Bill Passes Committee Unanimously

SPRINGFIELD—Legislation sponsored by State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to require College Illinois! to make investment decisions in open meetings passed out of the State Government Administration Committee unanimously today.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Statement from Representative Durkin

“Today the Governor called for huge cuts and reforms in his annual budget address. I want to see the governor implement the nearly $1 billion in reforms for Medicaid we…


Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Statement from Rep. Durkin on Budget Address

“On Wednesday the Governor is going to give his annual budget address and I want to see the governor give us a very real account of what the shape of…


Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Durkin Files Legislation to Improve College Illinois!

SPRINGFIELD—Today State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) filed several pieces of legislation to assist in the recovery of the College Illinois! Prepaid Tuition Program. The legislation will bring more transparency…


Thursday, February 2, 2012
Statement from Rep. Durkin on State of the State

Posted on February 02, 2012 9:29 AM “Last year the governor signed into law a democrat tax increase that was the largest Illinois Families have ever seen and claimed it…


Thursday, January 26, 2012
Legislation Filed to Make College Illinois! Investments Safer

SPRINGFIELD—House Bill 4116 was filed today by State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Spring) to ensure that College Illinois! funds will no longer be placed in high risk alternative investments. This…


Wednesday, January 4, 2012
College Illinois Interview

I was interviewed by Reuters News Service about College Illinois and a first step to bring greater transparency to the program. Please be reassured that many of my colleagues and…