U.S. Senator Dick Durbin http://peoriapublicradio.org en Washington Mayor to attend State of the Union address http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/washington-mayor-attend-state-union-address <div>The mayor of one of the hardest-hit communities during the November tornadoes is headed to the nation’s capital. U.S. Senator Mark Kirk invited Washington Mayor Gary Manier to attend next week’s State of the Union address. Manier says Kirk toured the damage shortly after the destructive storm destroyed hundreds of homes.</div><div> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Denise Molina 17895 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Washington Mayor to attend State of the Union address Senator Durbin continues push for an extension of unemployment benefits http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senator-durbin-continues-push-extension-unemployment-benefits <div>Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin continues to push for an extension of unemployment benefits. He says it’ll be the first priority when the U.S. Senate reconvenes next week. IPR'S Brian Mackey has more.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Durbin says 83,000 </span>Illinoisans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> lost unemployment benefits on January first.</span></p></div><div> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:07:53 +0000 Brian Mackey 17793 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senator Durbin continues push for an extension of unemployment benefits Durbin Supportive of NSA Changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-supportive-nsa-changes <p>Illinois' senior U.S. Senator says he supports President Barack Obama's changes for the National Security Agency. Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky reports.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<wbr />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:18:04 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 17732 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin Supportive of NSA Changes U.S. Senator Kirk reacts to possible attack on Syria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/us-senator-kirk-reacts-possible-attack-syria <div>Another Illinois U.S. Senator is reacting to President Barack Obama’s call to attack Syria over its use of chemical weapons.</div><div> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:28:31 +0000 Alex Keefe 11342 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U.S. Senator Kirk reacts to possible attack on Syria Federal Railroad Administration stepping up http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-railroad-administration-stepping <div>After several recent management changes at Metra, the Federal Railroad Administration&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">is stepping in to make sure the trains are still safe and efficient.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:54:43 +0000 Alan Yu 10434 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal Railroad Administration stepping up Senator Dick Durbin weighs in on medical marijuana http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senator-dick-durbin-weighs-medical-marijuana <p></p><p>Medical marijuana may be legal in his home state, but the number two Democrat in the U.S. Senate says that shouldn't be a national policy.&nbsp; IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more:</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:04:46 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10085 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senator Dick Durbin weighs in on medical marijuana U.S. Senate could vote on farm bill today http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/us-senate-could-vote-farm-bill-today <p></p><div>The U.S. Senate could finally vote on a new farm bill today. &nbsp;But the final version could still be at least several weeks away. &nbsp;IPR’S Sean Crawford reports:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Dick Durbin, the Illinois Democrat, added a provision that would require wealthier farmers pay more for crop insurance, which Durbin argues is mostly subsidized by taxpayers.</span></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:14:42 +0000 Denise Molina & Sean Crawford 7069 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U.S. Senate could vote on farm bill today Sen. Durbin says vets should receive disability payments sooner http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sen-durbin-says-vets-should-receive-disability-payments-sooner <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the way American veterans receive disability claims has “got to change.”</div><div>His comments come as the federal Department of Veterans Affairs is working on a new digital, paper-less way of handling the claims. The V.A. is working to get that done by September.</div><div> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:22:52 +0000 Denise Molina & Chris Slaby 6322 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sen. Durbin says vets should receive disability payments sooner