Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed October 23, 2013
Durkin approved as Il House's minority leader
"We're going to have to make the best argument next summer, next fall, of why the Democrat policies have failed this state for the past 10 years. And I hope it starts to resonate, and I believe it is resonating with the public."
Durkin is taking over the smallest group of House Republicans in years. A lawyer from Western Springs, he replaces Representative Tom Cross of Oswego, who stepped down to run for Illinois treasurer.