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Leader Durkin: No More Lame Duck Sessions

Springfield, IL…House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Wednesday filed legislation asking voters to put an end to lame duck sessions of the Illinois General Assembly by moving up the date... Read more

Leader Jim Durkin Named Legislator of the Year

SPRINGFIELD, IL - - Representative Jim Durkin of Western Springs was presented with the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ (IAPD) Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award at its annual conference... Read more

Durkin Selects Hammond for House Republican Leadership Team

Springfield, IL….House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Friday selected State Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) as an Assistant Minority Leader for the House Republican Caucus.  “I am pleased to name Norine... Read more

Durkin Sworn-In as House Republican Leader of the 99th General Assembly

Springfield, IL ….Jim Durkin was officially sworn in as State Representative of the 82nd legislative district and as House Republican Leader for the new 99th General Assembly. The Inaugural ceremony... Read more

GOP Leaders react to Special Session Call

Statement from Senate Republican Leader Radogno and House Republican Leader Durkin: “The Illinois Constitution requires the Governor-elect to appoint a new comptroller to a four-year term. A partisan and constitutionally-dubious... Read more

Statement on Passing of Judy Baar Topinka

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my good friend, Judy Baar Topinka. Judy was supportive of me from the time I ran for school board in the western...

Statement on Pension Ruling

“Today’s ruling is not unexpected. I strongly urge both parties to seek an expedited review of today’s decision before the Illinois Supreme Court. The legislature needs certainty on this important...

Durkin Unanimously Re-Elected House Republican Leader

Springfield, IL… State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Burr Ridge) today has been re-elected unanimously by acclamation to the position of...

Durkin to Host Traveling Office Hours in Homer Glen

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) will host traveling office hours on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Homer Township Public Library in Homer Glen. Read more

Durkin Praises Efforts of Reps. Reis, Bost & Fortner to Boost Illinois Economy

Burr Ridge, IL…House Republican Leader Jim Durkin today praised State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie), Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) and Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) for their hard work in bringing Hydraulic... Read more