Dick Durbin

Illinois Primary Preview

Jan 10, 2020

On Midwest Week, while the Iowa Caucuses are getting most of our attention, Illinois is preparing for its primary election that's just two months away.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Illinois U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos were in East Moline today to announce new legislation called the "Protecting Roadside First Responders Act."

Durbin Promotes Affordable Insulin Bill

Aug 5, 2019
Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin wants insulin to be more affordable and accessible. 


Dick Durbin wants to slow down the ever-increasing cost of health care. Wednesday, at UnityPoint Health Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Illinois' senior US Senator talked about three bills he's sponsoring to control drug prices. 

Democracy Live

During the 2016 general election, votes and voter information handled by county clerks in Illinois were safe and secure.

Michelle O'Neill reports that's the main finding from a survey of the clerks conducted last year by US Senator Dick Durbin and Illinois State Senator Michael Hastings.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Dec 15, 2017

For the second time, a federal commission is asking the Illinois State Board of Elections to send information about registered voters. And for the second time, US Senator Dick Durbin is asking the board to refuse.

A statement from Durbin's office says the first request from the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity said the voter information would have been made public. So, the Illinois elections board refused to comply.

Galesburg Renames VA Clinic After Lane Evans

Jan 21, 2015
Tri States Public Radio

The Veterans Administration is honoring former Illinois Congressman Lane Evans. Friday, the VA Clinic in Galesburg will formerly change its name to the Lane A. Evans VA Clinic. Spokesman Jon Pruett says Evans was a long-time advocate for veterans. And, after his death at the age of 63 in November, renaming the clinic seemed appropriate. 

Evans served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. And, made an impact in Congress by helping veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

Rauner Quinn Rallies

Nov 3, 2014

With just hours to go until election day, top candidates in Illinois are making one final push for votes. Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, both led rallies in the Quad Cities today, and across the state. 

Department of Defense

A top federal official will visit the Quad Cities tomorrow to discuss the future of the Rock Island Arsenal. Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, will visit the island and tour the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, then meet privately with local officials, plus Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, 17th district Congresswoman, Cheri Bustos, and lieutenant governor, Sheila Simon.