Illinois Senator Dick Durbin http://peoriapublicradio.org en Durbin criticizes GOP candidates for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-criticizes-gop-candidates-governor <div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is criticizing the Republican field of candidates governor for their stances on low-income workers and the unemployed. IPR'S Hannah Meisel reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's an ongoing battle the Democratic senator is fighting in Congress, mirrored in the race for the governor's mansion: raising the minimum wage.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:22:20 +0000 Hannah Meisel 18750 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin criticizes GOP candidates for governor 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 Democrats hoping people adjust to new health care law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/democrats-hoping-people-adjust-new-health-care-law <div>Republicans are continuing a last-minute push to dismantle the law known as &quot;Obamacare&quot; before a key part of it takes effect next week. The law remains unpopular in polls. But as IPR&#39;S Brian Mackey reports, Democrats are hoping that changes once people begin to live with it.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next Tuesday is a milestone for the Affordable Care Act. It&#39;s when people are supposed to start signing up for health coverage on so-called insurance exchanges. It&#39;s also the start of the federal government&#39;s budget year, and some Republicans have promised to block all government spending unless </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is </span>defunded<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:25:58 +0000 Brian Mackey 12502 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Democrats hoping people adjust to new health care law Durbin and Bustos give update on Thomson Correctional Center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-and-bustos-give-update-thomson-correctional-center <div>Federal officials remain committed to opening a vacant prison in northwest Illinois. But securing funding remains a key roadblock in getting the facility in Thomson up and running.</div><div> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:14:11 +0000 Michael Moen 11529 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin and Bustos give update on Thomson Correctional Center Durbin not sure if he'll support military strike in Syria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-not-sure-if-hell-support-military-strike-syria <div>The Senate’s second highest-ranking Democrat says President Obama made the right call by turning to Congress about a possible military strike in Syria. IPR'S Sean Powers reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Dick Durbin says he has NOT made up his mind about whether he would support a military strike against </span>Bashar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> al- </span>Assad’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> regime.</span></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:01:09 +0000 Sean Powers 11308 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin not sure if he'll support military strike in Syria