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New Laws Start July 1

Rep. Durkin announces new laws set to take effect July 1 Julie’s Law, ban on zinc batteries, funds for Community Care Program included in new laws... Read more

Durkin Sponsors Flag Exchange

Durkin Sponsors American Flag Exchange Program WESTERN SPRINGS – In observance of Independence Day, State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) is sponsoring a free American flag exchange program. Residents of... Read more

Special Session Update

Pensions The General Assembly returned to Springfield Wednesday the 19th at the request of Governor Quinn to reach an agreement on pension reform. Read more

Budget: No New Spending

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Weekly Update 5-24-13

Chicago Chicago Public Schools votes to close 50 inner-city school facilities.  Strongly supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the controversial move will affect more than 10 percent of the... Read more

Free Kid's Fair

9am – NoonLakeview Jr. High School701 Plainfield Rd.Downers Grove Saturday, June 22nd Read more

Durkin Advances Entitlement Reform

Springfield - State Representative Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) is strongly supporting a package of entitlement reforms to eliminate fraud, misuse and waste in the system. Read more

Durkin Votes for Significant Pension Reform

Springfield… State Representative Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) voted to approve long overdue reform to the public pension systems in Illinois and start to heal the state’s financial crisis. Read more

Durkin, House Republicans Introduce Legislation to Protect Our Children

Package Focuses on Gang Violence Prevention, Conflict Resolution Education   Read more

Statement from Durkin on Budget Address

“The Governor’s Address is a harsh reality of failure to pass meaningful reforms in Illinois. A solution to the pension problem should have been wrapped up, sealed and sent to... Read more