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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

Durkin on State of the State address....

Following Wednesday's State of the State address by Governor Pat Quinn, 82nd District State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) said he believes the entire speech should have been dedicated to... Read more

Durkin Sets Sights on Accountability

New committee assignments bring change for veteran lawmaker SPRINGFIELD—With the start of the new General Assembly, State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has a new set of committee assignments and... Read more

Rep. Durkin Moves to Clean Up Facebook Law

SPRINGFIELD—Following up on legislation passed last session, State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) filed House Bill 1047 to clean up the unintended consequences of the “Facebook Law” passed last year.... Read more

Rep. Durkin Pushes to End Lame Duck Sessions

WESTERN SPRINGS—Following up on a commitment to his constituents to end the pattern of inaction during future regular and veto legislative sessions, State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) filed House... Read more

Rep. Durkin Sworn in to Serve 98th General Assembly

COUNTRYSIDE—State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), was sworn in to serve his eighth term as an Illinois State Representative today. "€œIt is a great honor to serve my community and... Read more

Legislators to Hold Veterans Jobs Fair

ADDISON— State Representatives Dennis Reboletti (R-Addison), Angelo “Skip” Saviano (R-Elmwood Park), Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and Michael Connelly (R-Lisle) will be hosting a jobs fair for area veterans in conjunction... Read more

Statement from Rep. Durkin

“The vote Friday in the General Assembly to change Illinois pensions was nothing more than a political stunt. Every Illinoisan is affected by the state’s pension problems. The $83 billion...