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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 6:49 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Walgreens Considers Moving Headquarters to Switzerland

Sen. Dick Durbin proposes bill that would shut off federal contracts to companies leaving the U.S. Read »

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:52 PM
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By Carol Marin, Don Moseley

Obama to Attend Fundraiser at Rauner Supporter's Home

As the old saying goes, politics makes for strange bedfellows, especially in Illinois. Read »

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 5:42 AM
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By Marcus Riley

Durbin Calls For More Trucking Oversight

A deadly crash in Illinois involving a truck driver accused of staying at the wheel for more than 35 hours without a long enough break prompted a call Thursday for tougher oversight of drivers and trucking... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Sen. Durbin Calls for "Stand Your Ground" Changes

Sen. Durbin Calls for "Stand Your Ground" Changes

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin held a hearing Tuesday on state "stand your ground" laws. The hearing was held in light of the controversial death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, who was shot by George... Read »

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Durbin Announces Funds to Hire 15 New Chicago Cops

Durbin Announces Funds to Hire 15 New Chicago Cops

Agency supplies Chicago with $1.9 million to hire or rehire officers. Read »

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Sen. Kirk To Support Pritzker Confirmation

Sen. Kirk To Support Pritzker Confirmation

Commerce Secretary confirmation hearings scheduled for Thursday. Read »

Saturday, Mar 9, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Sen. Durbin Confirms Run for Re-Election

Sen. Durbin Confirms Run for Re-Election

Sen. Dick Durbin will run for re-election for 2014, the Senator told NBC Chicago Saturday. Read »

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