Dick Durbin

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for July 1, 2015.

The office of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says he has met with officials in Haiti to discuss the status of U.S. assistance programs more than five years after an earthquake killed thousands.

With top Illinois officials far apart on a budget deal, parents with children in school should be among those bracing for a possible state shutdown.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says Illinois should restore its five-percent income tax, in order to avoid having to cut Medicaid.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is backing a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 by 2020 - which is more ambitious than Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says it’s time for the U.S. to send weapons to Ukraine.


President Obama doesn’t use his veto pen often, but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he’s given Congress ample warning that he’d reject the Keystone pipeline bill.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin isn’t surprised to hear three certain words coming from the governor.

The candidates for U.S. Senate will face off in their first broadcast debate Wednesday night.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says no to sending U.S. ground troops back to Iraq, but his Republican opponent in the Senate race says they shouldn’t have left in the first place.

Candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate in Illinois spent time talking about their priorities for agriculture Wednesday, as a part of an Illinois Farm Bureau forum.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says he understands the reasoning behind limited air strikes on Iraq, but says he still has concerns about American involvement there.

In the final days before a month long recess, Congress managed to agree on two big bills.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he’ll introduce legislation to deal with the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which he says is wrong.

Road construction projects in Illinois could be halted due to a stalemate in Congress over the Highway Trust Fund.

Brian Mackey, Illinois Public Radio

US Senator Dick Durbin is calling for an increase in federal spending on medical research.


U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll lead the charge to keep Scott Air Force Base off any list of military bases to be closed.

Russia's invasion and annexation of part of Ukraine has prompted a muted response from America — mainly economic sanctions targeted at Russia's elites.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has just returned from a visit to Ukraine.

He went with seven other senators on Thursday night. While there, he met with members of the interim government and their head of security. He then came back Sunday morning, and talked about his trip at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Chicago.

He said the U.S. military will not be sent in, but he said we are offering support to a desperate Ukrainian military.

Gov. Pat Quinn is using the holiday weekend honoring Martin Luther King Jr. to continue pressing for raising Illinois' minimum wage to at least $10.

Cautious optimism is the best way to describe the reaction of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) to the agreement with Iran.

The U-S Senate's number two Democrat says he hopes the battle to end the partial government shutdown and avert a default paves the way for more bipartisanship.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has canceled a Tuesday luncheon appearance before Chicago's business and political elite to head to Washington and begin preparing for congressional debate on possible action in Syria.   

U-S Senator Dick Durbin says the way American veterans receive disability claims has "got to change."

Durbin Talks Immigration

Jan 28, 2013

This week a bipartisan working group is expected to introduce its plan to remake the nation's immigration policy.

Durbin Urges Open Mind on Hagel

Jan 14, 2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is urging his colleagues in the U.S. Senate to keep an open mind when it comes to the process of examining the president’s pick for secretary of defense.

Law enforcement took time Thursday to voice their thoughts on potential gun control legislation being drafted in Washington.

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