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Friday, Jun 7, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Durbin Seeks To Freeze Student Loan Rates

Durbin Seeks To Freeze Student Loan Rates

Student loan rates set to double on July 1. Read »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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By michelle relerford, phil rogers

Illinois Senators Target Gangster Disciples Gang

Bipartisan pair believe plan could involved up to 18,000 arrests. Read »

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 4:20 PM
Durbin Discusses Violence With Chicago Students

Durbin Discusses Violence With Chicago Students

Senator visits Urban Academy Friday to discuss solutions with male students at high-performing school. Watch »

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Sources: Lightfoot Out of Running for U.S. Attorney

Sources: Lightfoot Out of Running for U.S. Attorney

As the list of candidates to replace former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald dwindles, sources report that Lori Lightfoot is out of running, leaving Zachary Fardon as the likely nominee from the White House. Read »

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