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Durkin Advances Measure for Lyons Township HS

Springfield, IL...Legislation, House Bill 2614, sponsored by State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) unanimously passed through the Illinois House on Wednesday to allow Lyons Township High School District 204 to...

Durkin Statement on FY15 Budget Fix

"Today, I am pleased the Illinois House of Representatives began the hard work of straightening out our dire state finances.  Today’s vote to balance the “unbalanced” FY 15 budget is...

Durkin names Robert Milan, Senior Advisor on Criminal Justice Reform Issues

Springfield…. Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has tapped former Assistant U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois Robert J. Milan to serve as senior advisor to the Illinois House...

Durkin Invites Area Seniors to Join Advisory Council

Burr Ridge, IL…. House Republican Leader Jim Durkin would like to invite area senior citizens to join his new Senior Citizens Advisory Council for the 82nd District.  The purpose of...

FY15 Budget Statement from Leader Durkin

“The unbalanced FY 15 budget needs to be corrected immediately and brought into balance.  For over a month, Republicans and the Governor have been ready to move forward with a...

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