Dick Durbin http://peoriapublicradio.org en Officials tout Illinois military base as closures loom http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/officials-tout-illinois-military-base-closures-loom <p>The secretary of the U.S. Air Force paid a visit Tuesday to Scott Air Force Base. As Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum reports, it’s part of a push from state political leaders to safeguard the Metro East military installation.</p><p></p><p>U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James spent most of <span data-term="goog_67938621" tabindex="0">Tuesday</span> morning at Scott Air Force Base. She was joined by a slew of Illinois political leaders, including U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:15:45 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 21834 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Officials tout Illinois military base as closures loom Durbin touts Senate-backed immigration reform bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-touts-senate-backed-immigration-reform-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Senator Dick Durbin toured Caterpillar’s Visitor's Center with the company’s CEO touting the merits of the Senate-passed immigration reform bill. Durbin says the bill will have a dramatic impact on economic growth in the country, offering companies like Caterpillar, ADM and Kraft the opportunity for more skilled labor workers. But he says it's also not an easy path to becoming a citizen:&nbsp;</span></p><div> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:38:24 +0000 Tanya Koonce 10126 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin touts Senate-backed immigration reform bill Durbin seeks fourth term http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-seeks-fourth-term <p></p><div>Illinois US Senator Dick Durbin says he’s planning on running for a fourth term. From Washington, IPR’s Lauren Chooljian reports.&nbsp;</div><div><p>S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">enator Durbin has been serving in the US Senate since 1997.</span></p></div><div> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:02:09 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4217 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin seeks fourth term Senator Durbin weighs-in on immigration reform http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senator-durbin-weighs-immigration-reform <p></p><div>U-S Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois says lawmakers continue to make headway on immigration reform.</div><div>Durbin is part of a bipartisan group of eight Senators developing a national immigration plan.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a guest on Fox News Sunday, the number two Democrat in the Senate said the group is still working through a number of difficult issues.</span></div><div> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:04:16 +0000 2600 at http://peoriapublicradio.org