Durbin http://peoriapublicradio.org en Durbin touts student loan bill during Urbana stop http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-touts-student-loan-bill-during-urbana-stop <div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is touting a bill to allow students to refinance college loans at lower interest rates. &nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 29 May 2014 01:25:06 +0000 Sean Powers 24060 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin touts student loan bill during Urbana stop Durbin pushes to allow undocumented immigrants to serve in military http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-pushes-allow-undocumented-immigrants-serve-military <div>Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is pushing for some immigrants in the country illegally to be allowed in the military. &nbsp;And he’s bringing that push to Chicago’s West Side Monday. &nbsp;From our bureau there, IPR’s Chip Mitchell reports.</div><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Chip Mitchell 23443 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin pushes to allow undocumented immigrants to serve in military Durbin calls for ‘earmarks’ return http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-calls-earmarks-return <div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin was in Springfield Monday, addressing the Teamsters labor union about federal funding for roads and other transportation projects. Durbin is calling for a return of "earmarks."</div><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:34:09 +0000 Brian Mackey 21776 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin calls for ‘earmarks’ return IL Republican Senate candidates have tough fight ahead, whoever wins http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-republican-senate-candidates-have-tough-fight-ahead-whoever-wins <div>The two Republicans running for U.S. Senate in Illinois have just one more day to campaign before the primary. Whoever wins will have a tough fight in November’s general election.</div><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Alex Keefe 20270 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Republican Senate candidates have tough fight ahead, whoever wins Durbin weighs-in on Crimea, Russia during Normal stop http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-weighs-crimea-russia-during-normal-stop <div>The invasion of Crimea has virtually undone all the good will Russian President Vladimir Putin put into the Winter Olympics. That's according to U. S. Senator Dick Durbin. Speaking in Normal, Durbin said Putin spent $51 billion on the Olympics, only to see the investment wither away in a matter of days.</div><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:08:57 +0000 Willis Kern 19913 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin weighs-in on Crimea, Russia during Normal stop Kirk, Durbin opposite on minimum wage changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-durbin-opposite-minimum-wage-changes <div>Illinois’ U.S. Senators are taking opposite positions on President Barack Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage in last night’s State of the Union speech. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:48:24 +0000 Alex Keefe 18192 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk, Durbin opposite on minimum wage changes Durbin pushes for college-loan bill of rights http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-pushes-college-loan-bill-rights <p></p><div>Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is renewing his call for a college-loan bill of rights. &nbsp; Students loans are now the second-biggest source of debt in America.</div><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:55:16 +0000 Brian Mackey 16574 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin pushes for college-loan bill of rights State Sen. Oberweis looks to challenge Dick Durbin http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-sen-oberweis-looks-challenge-dick-durbin <p></p><div>Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis is again looking to go to Washington. &nbsp;Oberweis, who's from Sugar Grove, won his seat last year. &nbsp;It was his first win after several failed attempts at public office, including runs for governor, Congress and U.S. Senate. &nbsp;The magnate of Oberweis Dairy told opponents of same-sex marriage Wednesday at a rally in Springfield that he wants to try running for the U.S. Senate again.</div><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:15:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13840 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Sen. Oberweis looks to challenge Dick Durbin Durbin calls gridlock ‘political cowardice’ http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-calls-gridlock-political-cowardice <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin calls the gridlock in Washington over the federal government&rsquo;s debt limit and the partial shutdown acts of &ldquo;political cowardice.&rdquo; &nbsp;The Illinois Democrat says it&rsquo;s dangerous for lawmakers to be negotiating this close to the start of a federal default. &nbsp;Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, Durbin said lawmakers must come to an agreement as soon as possible.</div><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:42:35 +0000 Sean Powers 13435 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin calls gridlock ‘political cowardice’ Federal funding announced for Peoria Police, economic development http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-funding-announced-peoria-police-economic-development <p></p><div>The City of Peoria is getting federal funding to recruit or re-hire six police officers. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the $750,000 in funding. It&rsquo;s part of the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, program. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:46:25 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12602 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal funding announced for Peoria Police, economic development