Sen Dick Durbin

State News
10:10 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Durbin meets with officials in Haiti

       CHICAGO (AP) - The office of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says he has met with officials in Haiti to discuss the status of U.S. assistance programs more than five years after an earthquake killed thousands.      A news release from Durbin's office says he and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida were in Haiti over the weekend. The release says they met with Haiti President Michel Martelly, U.S. Ambassador Pamela White and other officials.

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State News
4:35 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Senator Durbin in favor of restoring relations with Cuba

Credit Peoria Public Radio

A day after returning from a congressional trip to Havana, Senator Dick Durbin says re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba could help Cubans push for a freer government and economy. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:03 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Senator Dick Durbin rallies campaign faithful

Sen. Dick Durbin-D Il, speaks at the Peoria Labor Temple, Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, one of the most powerful Democrats in the Senate, is traveling the state as a candidate. That may be a reflection of the fact Durbin faces millionaire Illinois State Senator Jim Oberweis in the November general election. Oberweis won the Republican primary Tuesday, and spent significant personal money to do it. 

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State News
5:00 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Subsidized student loans face rate hike

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the college student debt situation is "bordering on a crisis," and Congress should act soon to prevent it from getting worse. 

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