Illinois Senator Dick Durbin http://peoriapublicradio.org en Senator Durbin talks road construction http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senator-durbin-talks-road-construction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois' senior U.S. Senator, Dick Durbin, says Congress needs to act before the federal highway fund is depleted. He says Tuesday in Washington he will help introduce ways to pay for it.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:05:18 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 26066 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senator Durbin talks road construction 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