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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Illinois must break from the past with new House Rules

We must move on from the ways of the past to give Illinoisans the honest, transparent state government they deserve. The process has to change and it starts with the…


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Leader Durkin, House and Senate GOP Announce Voter Empowerment Project

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin joined Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie, Senator Jason Barickman, and Representative Mark Batinick on Wednesday to unveil the Voter Empowerment Project.


Friday, January 29, 2021
Sign the petition to keep Illinois families safe

Law enforcement officials and public safety agencies across Illinois believe HB3653 as written, will threaten the safety of Illinois families. This flawed bill will make it more difficult for law enforcement to…


Monday, January 11, 2021
Leader Durkin on the Latest Updates of the Illinois Speaker’s Election

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the latest updates of the Speaker’s election: “With 36 hours left before the swearing-in of a new…


Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Governor Pritzker’s Self-Inflicted Budgetary Disaster

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) issued the following statement in response to Governor Pritzker’s remarks on his self-inflicted budgetary disaster: “Governor Pritzker, President Harmon and Mike Madigan…


Monday, December 14, 2020
Leader Durkin on the Abrupt Conclusion of the Special Investigating Committee

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin released the following statement on the abrupt conclusion of the Special Investigating Committee: “The Democratic Party shows again today there is no limit to…


Monday, December 7, 2020
Leader Durkin’s Statement on Speaker Madigan’s Promise of an Income Tax Increase

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement following Mike Madigan’s pitch for Speaker including an income tax increase on Illinoisans: “Fresh off the indictment of…


Thursday, November 19, 2020
Leader Durkin on the Announcement of Indictments Against Madigan Allies

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin released the following statement on the U.S. Attorney’s announcement of indictments against Speaker Madigan’s allies including Mike McClain, Anne Pramaggiore, John Hooker and Jay…


Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Leader Jim Durkin’s Statement on Chairman Welch’s Decision to Stonewall the Special Investigating Committee

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) issued the following statement regarding Chairman Chris Welch’s decision to stonewall the Special Investigating Committee: “Rep. Welch’s decision to postpone the Special…


Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Leader Jim Durkin Files Petition to Form Special Investigative Committee on Speaker Madigan

On August 31, 2020, Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) filed a petition to form a Special Investigative Committee. The subject of the petition is Illinois House Speaker…