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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Rep. Durkin, Senator Curran Bring Reptiles To Living Rooms This Summer

Families will have the chance to check out the world of reptiles, up close, without leaving their homes, as part of State Rep. Jim Durkin’s (R-Western Springs) and State Sen….

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Register: Employment Webinars

Learn how to structure and compile a standout resume. Hear tips on how to ace your next interview. Also, get your questions answered during the Q&A session following each webinar….

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
End the Silence on Illinois Corruption

It is past time to end the silence on corruption in Illinois state government. Corruption costs every Illinoisan. Keeping silent in the wake of corruption condones it. Simply put, silence…

Friday, July 17, 2020
Statement on the Ongoing Federal Corruption Investigations

Earlier this week, I pushed to reform our broken political system in Illinois and once again, Speaker Madigan dismissed the need for ethics reform in Illinois.  Today, we see why.  …

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Reuse, Restore, Recycle: Free Community Event

Join State Representative Jim Durkin and State Senator John Curran for a free Community Recycle Event to help constituents recycle unwanted items and properly dispose of unused prescriptions drugs. Additionally,…

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Our work is not over

Late Saturday night, the Democrat majority passed an unbalanced and partisan state budget through the General Assembly. This FY21 budget spends over $2 billion more than last year’s budget, relies on…

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Statement from Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on ‘Stay At Home’ Extension and Order Changes

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the Governor Pritzker’s changes to the ‘Stay At Home’ order: “The new Stay At Home order that…

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Durkin reiterates suggestions for safe reopening of economy

After conversations with the Governor and legislative leaders, Leader Jim Durkin followed up with letter to Governor Pritzker reiterating House Republican suggestions for safely reopening the state’s economy. Among the suggestions: Allow Illinoisans to undergo medical procedures postponed…

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Share your ideas on how we can get Illinois working again

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted families across the state and our country. Jobs, schools, childcare, health care, businesses, really all aspects of our lives, have been affected.  It will take…

Monday, April 13, 2020
Illinois House Republicans Call For Immediate Remedies to Unemployment Failures at IDES

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and House Republican caucus members are calling on Governor JB Pritzker and state officials to rectify the failed unemployment system in Illinois…