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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…


Friday, May 17, 2019
This Week in Illinois

TAXES House Republicans: A tax increase is not necessary to achieve a balanced FY20 budget. Illinois House Republicans held a press conference Thursday at the Capitol to reiterate the message that a tax…


Friday, May 3, 2019
This Week in Illinois

TAXES Senate Democrats Advance Massive Tax Increase. On Wednesday, May 1st, Illinois Senate Democrats passed a graduated tax package out of the Senate that would increase taxes by more than $3.5…


Friday, April 26, 2019
This Week in Illinois

TAXESHouse Republicans continue pushback against Pritzker tax hike. The graduated income tax proposed by Governor JB Pritzker would enable future governors of Illinois and Illinois General Assemblies to enact any tax…


Monday, April 15, 2019
This Week in Illinois

TAXES  Democrats advance tax hike in state Senate. Language to amend the state Constitution and enable a $3.4-billion tax hike on middle-income families and businesses was approved by Democratic state senators…