Latest News

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Video: Protect Illinois Residents from Ethylene Oxide Emissions

House Bill 3885 would allow local home rule communities the ability to ban the use of ethylene oxide so that they can protect themselves when higher authorities won’t.

Monday, October 7, 2019
Support HB 3885 Allowing Municipalities to Ban Ethylene Oxide

Even with the news that Sterigenics is shutting down, our fight over ethylene oxide is not over. While the Matt Haller Act, which became law in June, enacted the strongest restrictions…

Monday, September 30, 2019
Leader Durkin Statement on the Announcement of Sterigenics’ Permanent Closure

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the news of Sterigenics not re-opening their Willowbrook facility…

Friday, September 20, 2019
Leader Durkin Statement on Sterigenics Construction Permit Approval

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to approve the Sterigenics construction permit application: “The IEPA’s approval of the…

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Sterigenics Petition

Tell the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to reject Sterigenics’ construction and operations permit applications!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Rep. Durkin hosts Go Green Event

Reducing, reusing, and restoring are the goals for Rep Jim Durkin’s and Senator John Curran’s upcoming “Go Green” Event in Homer Glen on September 28, 2019.  “The goal is to…

Friday, September 13, 2019
DuPage County Republicans Partner with Sheriff James Mendrick to Fight Opioid Crisis

Between 2015 and 2018, opioid deaths in DuPage County almost doubled, from 51 reported deaths in 2015 to 98 deaths in 2018. In an effort to reverse this alarming trend,…

Friday, September 6, 2019
Leader Durkin Introduces New Ethylene Oxide Ban Option for Local Municipalities

Western Springs, IL…. In light of today’s disappointing court ruling, Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) introduced new legislation that will give local municipalities the authority to ban…

Friday, August 23, 2019
Applications open for Leader Durkin’s Youth Council

State Representative Jim Durkin is seeking participants for his 82nd District Youth Council. The Council provides high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to learn about local and state government…

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Leader Durkin recognizes summer reading club students

State Representative Jim Durkin welcomed students to an ice cream social in Burr Ridge last Friday to recognize their commitment to reading over the summer break. Each year, Rep. Durkin…