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Friday, July 12, 2019
Leader Durkin, Senator Curran Celebrate Bridge Memorial Dedication in Honor of Kelli Joy O’Laughlin

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin will join with the Illinois Tollway and members of the O’Laughlin family on July 13 at 9 a.m. to celebrate the Interstate 294 Plainfield Road…


Thursday, July 11, 2019
Durkin, Curran to Host Fifth Annual Jobs Fair

Are you looking for a job or a new career? State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Senator John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove) invite you to participate in their…


Monday, June 24, 2019
Matt Haller Act Becomes Illinois Law

New law will enact the strictest restrictions on ethylene oxide emissions and facilities that use the chemical in production in the nation.  Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs),…


Friday, June 14, 2019
This Week in Illinois

AGRICULTURE Illinois planting season affected by wet weather. The exceptionally wet spring 2019 season made work in many fields very difficult during the usual planting weeks of April and May. Days…


Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Rep. Durkin Hosts 2019 Summer Reading Program for Students

Studies have shown that reading just five books over summer break can prevent learning loss for students returning to school in the fall. To help students stay ahead, State Representative…


Friday, June 7, 2019
This Week in Illinois: End of Session 2019 Update

BUDGET Bipartisan, balanced budget passed after inclusion of House Republican-backed business reforms. As the General Assembly’s May 31 scheduled adjournment approached, intense negotiations took place in a bipartisan, bicameral effort to…


Saturday, June 1, 2019
Leader Durkin Statement on End of 2019 Legislative Session

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the end of this year’s legislative session:  “The end of this legislative was another historic moment for…


Monday, May 27, 2019
Leader Durkin Statement on Graduated Tax Amendment Passage

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin released the following statement on the passage of the graduated tax amendment (SJRCA 1) from the House Chamber: “Today’s vote on the graduated tax…


Friday, May 24, 2019
Matt Haller Act Passes House Chamber

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) passed the Matt Haller Act out of the House Chamber today that will enact new restrictions…


Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Free Children’s Safety Expo on June 8

Don’t miss the Traveling World of Reptiles Show, Touch-a-Truck exhibits, interactive safety demonstrations and more at this year’s FREE Children’s Health & Safety Expo hosted by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western…