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Senator Dick Durbin

Durbin and Kelly: Petcoke Is Everyone's Problem, Not Just Chicago and Detroit

Henry Henderson | Posted 07.26.2016 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Like every protracted campaign, the battle to defeat the blight of petcoke on Chicago's Southeast Side has had good and bad days. Especially for the neighborhood where the petcoke is dumped.

Recent Inversion Wave Brings on Slew of Outrage -- What's Next?

Jaimie Woo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

By buying out a foreign company and using it as a tax haven, companies that "invert" don't move abroad in any real sense, and continue to benefit from America's infrastructure, education system, security and large consumer market.

Iran -- The Giant Step Waiting to Be Made

Neda Najibi | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
Neda Najibi

Even 35 years after the Iranian regime assumed power, we see this same scenario: the giant suppressing the ant, select minority religions in Iran. This discrimination must come to an end.

Congressman Cummings, 'AIG Can Crush You Like a Bug'

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

U.S. taxpayers bailed out AIG and its counterparties. Employees earned huge partial bonuses anyway, and no one went to jail. Now, five years later, AIG's new CEO, Robert Benmosche, is acting like a big smug guy who got away with something, because AIG did.

Senator Kirk Meet Congressman Rush

Hermene Hartman | Posted 08.02.2013 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

United States Senator Mark Kirk with Senator Dick Durbin by his side recently called for the US attorney nominee Zachary Fardon to lock up gang member...

John Celock

Online Sales Tax Moves Forward | John Celock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate is expected to open debate Monday evening on a bill that would allow for the collection of sales taxes on items bought o...

John Celock

Senators Back $23.3 Billion Online Sales Tax | John Celock | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure to allow state and local governments to collect sales taxes from online purchases received key support in the United States Se...

LaPierre Reveals True Purpose Behind Assault Weapons

Josh Horwitz | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Once average Americans understand the interplay between the militarization of civilian weaponry and the gun lobby's devotion to insurrectionist rhetoric, the gig is up for Wayne & Co.

It's Time for Common Sense School Discipline

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

Rather than giving all of our kids an opportunity to succeed, expelling and criminalizing young people pulls the rug out from underneath them at childhood, steering them away from college or career, and redirecting them on the path of dropping out and prison.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrats Open To Medicare Reform As Part Of Fiscal Cliff Talks | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unfazed by campaign-season accusations of raiding Medicare, Democrats on the Hill said they are willing to consider reforming the entitl...

Chicagoans vs. Corporate Campaign Cash

Dick Simpson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Chicago
Dick Simpson

Passing disclosure laws in Congress is hard and passing a Constitutional amendment is harder. But if we don't act, corporations and the wealthy will be happy to create the best government their money can buy.

Tea Party Favorite SLAMS Dems Over NFL Bounty Outrage

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.25.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh slammed Sen. Dick Durbin late last week for the Democrat's plan to look into bounties in the National Football League. The ass...

The Big Banks Lose Control of the Optics

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

If the feds under Reagan could prosecute a couple of corrupt high rollers on Wall Street, why can't they do it under Obama?

The Chicago River Is Broken

Henry Henderson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Senators and other elected officials have joined the public outcry for cleaning up the waterway and restoring it to meet acceptable standards for public health and safety. But this is not just an icky sewer problem.

Amanda Terkel

House Republicans Block Child Marriage Prevention Act | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the House took up the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2010. The bill would ensure that c...

Durbin Defaults

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

If a politician's promises can be seen as a contract with the voters who support him, Durbin has defaulted with his position on the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan.

Dick Durbin Makes Hollywood Debut In Soderbergh's 'Contagion'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator Dick Durbin is making his Hollywood debut, playing the chairman of a Senate hearing in Steven Soderbergh's new film "Contagion." The Associat...

Lucia Graves

Reid Calls For Compromise: 'We Are Not Ostriches With Our Heads In The Sand' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), whose victory last night marked the single greatest win for Democrats this election cycle, said Wednesday ...

Make Concerns of Gun Violence Victims a Priority

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Elected officials must consider the awesome responsibility of the jobs they've been entrusted to do. Talk to victims, survivors, and law enforcement about the all too pervasive and underreported tragedy of gun violence. And then do something to halt it.

Dick Durbin: CTA To Receive $1.5M For Electric Vehicle Stalls

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The stalls constructed through this funding will deliver electrical power to up to 80 vehicles and provide services such as heating and air-conditioni...

We Can't Blow This

Steve Hildebrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Hildebrand

Let's keep our commitments by cleaning up the mess, passing sweeping ethics and political reforms and getting things done. We still have time to develop the better narrative before the November elections. But will we?

Durbin Takes Hard Line On Rising Insurance Costs

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Small businesses and ordinary citizens are suffering under the crushing increases in health insurance premiums, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said to...

Sen. Dick Durbin Mocks D.C.: They Treat Snow Like A Nuclear Attack'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even though Washington DC has seen more than a fair share of snow this winter, Sen. Dick Durbin thinks the reaction to the snowstorm in the nation's c...

Support a Public Option

Sen. Dick Durbin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dick Durbin

Congress is currently working on new reform legislation that will make quality health care available and affordable for all Americans. But we know the forces of the status quo will battle us every step of the way.

Bankrolled But Bankrupt: The Senate Fails Homeowners Again

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The Senate had an opportunity to address the foreclosure crisis yesterday by adopting the Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Amendment. They balked.