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Senate Condemns Baha'i Persecution In Iran

Posted 12.20.2013 | Religion

The U.S. Senate formally condemned the persecution faced by Iran's Baha'i community with the passage of Resolution 75, introduced by Senators Mark Kir...

Fighting Poverty: Where Do You Start?

Patrick Hughes, Jr. | Posted 10.17.2012 | Chicago
Patrick Hughes, Jr.

Have you ever thought about what is being done about poverty? Both domestically and globally? Or wanted to help, but didn't know where to start? Me too. I can only suggest starting locally.

Backpage Not Complying With Requests to Help Stop Sex Trafficking

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Conchita Sarnoff

Nicholas Kristof reported in Sunday's New York Times Magazine that Goldman Sachs owns a 16% stake of Village Voice Media.

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...

Senator Calls For Hearing On NFL Bounties

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 03.22.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The Senate wants to grill the NFL about bounties. And the NBA, NHL, NCAA and Major League Baseball are invited, too. Sen. Dick Durbin i...

Hooray for Healthy Lunches!

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

When it comes to health and wellness initiatives, Nettelhorst, my neighborhood's public elementary school, has moved mountains.

"Game Changing" Carp Capture Spurs Leadership

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Sen. Dick Durbin spoke in Chicago on Friday afternoon to address the ongoing Asian carp issue, stating that the capture of a live Asian Carp beyond all locks and barriers to Lake Michigan is a "wake up alarm."

Keep on Walking - The Trail of Dreams

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

This week, in a letter addressed to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL...

Working Through Grief: Durbin Back On Hill After Daughter's Death

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This should be a joyous time for Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), the assistant Senate majority leader. His close friend was recently elected president. S...

Senator Durbin's Daughter Dies

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The daughter of Sen. Dick Durbin died Saturday from a congenital heart condition, the Illinois Democrat's office said. "Chris Durbin, 40, fought a he...