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Stories with person: Richard Durbin
  • US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:52 am
  • CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate.

  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:13 pm
  • CHICAGO - For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.

  • Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:08 pm
  • CHICAGO - Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.

  • Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:28 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A new Congressional report says concerns about electronic cigarettes underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry.

  • Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:52 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.

  • Oberweis backs Illinois minimum wage rise for some 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:40 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois Republican candidate for Congress introduced a proposal to increase the minimum wage for some workers, a plan his Democratic opponent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says doesn't go far enough.

  • College athletes take labor cause to Capitol Hill 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:13 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Northwestern University athletes pressed their case for collective bargaining rights during meetings Wednesday with lawmakers, as a vote was scheduled for them to decide whether to authorize a union.

  • No. 2 Senate Dem says minimum wage talks possible 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:37 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Senate's second-ranking Democrat says he'd be open to negotiating a compromise if Republicans block Democrats' efforts to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

  • Durbin, Quinn push for minimum wage increase 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:19 pm
  • CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn have joined labor unions and workers to push for raising the minimum wage.

  • Durbin, Kirk want to talk to BP about oil spill 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 1:49 pm
  • CHICAGO - Illinois' U.S. senators have asked for a meeting with BP after oil from the company's northwest Indiana refinery spilled into Lake Michigan.

  • Durbin, Kirk want to talk to BP about oil spill 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 1:45 pm
  • CHICAGO - Illinois' U.S. senators have asked for a meeting with BP after oil from the company's northwest Indiana refinery spilled into Lake Michigan.

  • Kirk won't campaign for Oberweis' US Senate bid 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 6:18 pm
  • CHICAGO - Illinois' Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he has no plans to campaign with the GOP state lawmaker hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November.

  • Romney slams Obama for 'faulty judgment' on Russia 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 12:48 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney said Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown "faulty judgment" about Moscow's intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea.

  • Are tougher penalties against Russia to come? 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 10:39 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. penalties against a Russian bank and the Kremlin's inner circle have pinched Moscow, but their effectiveness is in doubt if the goal is to get President Vladimir Putin to roll back his forces from Crimea or prevent more land grabs.