Jim Durkin

State News
6:51 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Durkin approved as Il House's minority leader

State Representative Jim Durkin is officially the highest-ranking Republican in the Illinois House.Lawmakers of both parties unanimously approved his election Tuesday as the chamber's minority leader.One of Durkin's top priorities is getting more Republicans elected to the House. He says he's getting a late start, but plans to be competitive.

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Politics
4:11 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Durkin Tapped to Head Illinois House GOP

Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) bested Rep. Raymond Poe (R-Springfield) as Illinois House Republicans’ new leader. Despite a “scuffle” over the leadership post in past days, Durkin and Poe presented a united front after the closed-door caucus meeting at the Statehouse Inn in Springfield Thursday.
Credit Amanda Vinicky / IPR

In a rare turn of events, Illinois' General Assembly will have a leadership change mid-way through the two-year legislative session.  It's set in motion by House Republican Leader Tom Cross's decision to step down. He's expected to soon announce a run for state treasurer.

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