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Friday, March 29, 2019
Legislation Will Put New Restrictions on Sterigenics, EtO Facilities

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) introduced new legislation today that will enact new restrictions on ethylene oxide emissions and facilities that…


Friday, March 22, 2019
This Week in Illinois

ENVIRONMENT Marron introduces Coal Ash Task Force resolution. Representative Mike Marron (R-Fithian) introduced legislation on Friday which would create a Coal Ash Task Force to bring together legislators, coal company representatives, environmental experts…


Friday, March 15, 2019
This Week in Illinois

State Representative Jim Durkin met with the DuPage County Board this week when they visited Springfield to discuss issues impacting their communities. TAXES Tax Foundation finds Pritzker tax proposal would…


Friday, March 8, 2019
This Week in Illinois

TAXES Gov. Pritzker proposes a $3.4 billion tax hike on Illinois families and businesses. On Thursday, March 7, Governor J.B. Pritzker finally unveiled his plan for a graduated income tax in…


Friday, March 1, 2019
This Week in Illinois

TAXES  House Republicans File Resolution Opposing Gov. Pritzker’s Unfair Tax.  This week, Illinois House Republicans filed House Resolution 153, which states unified opposition to Governor Pritzker’s plan to tax small businesses and…


Friday, February 22, 2019
This Week in Illinois

BUDGET  Gov. Pritzker’s Tax, Borrow & Spend Budget More of the Same Failed Democratic Playbook. Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered his first Budget and State of the State Address to a joint…


Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Rep. Durkin Statement on Budget Address

State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) today released the following statement on Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address: “The Governor’s  budget today shows the true need for bipartisan solutions to fix Illinois’…


Friday, February 15, 2019
Rep. Jim Durkin on Sterigenics Seal Order

Western Springs, IL – State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) today released the following statement on the announcement of the Seal Order to the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook: “Today’s Seal Order…


Friday, February 15, 2019
This Week in Illinois

GENERAL ASSEMBLY  Representative Bourne leads appointment of new Legislative Inspector General.  Rep. Avery Bourne led a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators in the selection of a person with trusted legal experience…


Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Rep. Durkin joins panel discussion at University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin joined state leaders at The University of Chicago Institute of Politics this week for a panel discussion on what’s next for Illinois government.