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Democrats block bill to reverse Quinn Medicaid backpedal

Senate Democrats blocked legislation during a March 19 Senate Human Services Committee sponsored by State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) that would have reversed the Quinn Administration’s actions undermining the key... Read more

House, Senate GOP urging NRI investigation; Freezing of expenditures

Illinois House and Senate Republicans are urging the Illinois Auditor General to refer findings from the Feb. 2014 audit of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (NRI) to... Read more

House Republican Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Combat Heroin in DuPage County

A group of House Republican Lawmakers are taking action to fight Illinois’ growing heroin epidemic. House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), State Representatives Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst), Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale),... Read more

House GOP: Graduated Tax Threat to IL Jobs, Families

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and members of the Illinois House Republican caucus today announced their unanimous opposition to the graduated income tax proposal introduced by legislative Democrats.... Read more

House GOP Seeks End to Lame Duck Sessions

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and members of the House Republican caucus today unveiled legislation asking voters to put an end to lame duck sessions of the Illinois... Read more

Statement from Durkin: We Are One Lawsuit

“We fully anticipated Senate Bill 1 to be legally challenged, so the fourth lawsuit filed today by the We Are One Coalition comes as no surprise.  We also anticipate more... Read more

Response to the State of the State Address

Statement from House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Pension Reform

Durkin Opens New District Office

Springfield, IL…State Representative Jim Durkin’s legislative office has moved to Burr Ridge and is now open for business.  Representative Durkin recently was elected House Republican Leader by his peers in... Read more

Durkin Takes Reins as New House Republican Leader

State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) today has taken over the reins as the new House Republican Leader.   Tom Cross, who has served in the position since 2003, has stepped... Read more