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Dick Durbin

Sen. Dick Durbin Backs Paul Vallas In Mayoral Runoff As Race Enters Final Week

The powerful Democratic senator's endorsement comes as Vallas has faced attacks over whether he is actually a Republican and holds conservative views.

West Loop

Aging Southeast Side Bridges Over Calumet River To Be Restored With $144 Million From Feds

Vice President Kamala Harris was in Chicago Wednesday to announce the investment. Aside from bridge fixes, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure will be upgraded.

South Chicago, East Side

Ukrainian Leaders In Chicago Say Sanctions Against Russia Not Enough To Deter Putin

"As we speak today, people are dying. Our cities are being destroyed. And we need to act now," a Ukrainian business leader said. A rally in support of Ukraine is planned for Sunday afternoon in Ukrainian Village.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Plans To Protect Chicago’s Shoreline, Block Asian Carp From The Great Lakes Receive Millions In Federal Funding

High lake levels, flooding and erosion in recent years are "a forewarning of what's to come without swift [and] decisive action" to protect the lakefront, Rep. Bobby Rush said Thursday.


Feds Will Study If Pollution From Site Of Planned Southeast Side Metal Scrapper Poses Health Hazards To Neighbors

A federal health agency will review the health impacts of two scrappers operating where Southside Recycling seeks to open.

South Chicago, East Side

Bronzeville Church That Held Emmett Till’s Funeral Would Become National Historic Site Under Durbin-Duckworth Bill

Mamie Till-Mobley showed the world her son's brutalized body at Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ in Bronzeville. Senators want to preserve the building by placing it in the care of the National Park Service.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Feds Asked To Test Air Pollution At Site Of Planned Southeast Side Metal Scrapper

Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and Reps. Robin Kelly and Jesús "Chuy" García want the feds to test the two recycling facilities operating where Southside Recycling is trying to open.

South Chicago, East Side

Bronzeville Post Office Improving, Alderman Says, But Struggles Remain

Ald. Sophia King (4th) said she will raise the neighborhood's mail issues with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Monday, as they likely stem from the United States Postal Service's lack of resources.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Side Hospitals Team Up To Help Victims Of Violence Recover — Even After Their Physical Wounds Heal

Half of the victims of violent crime discharged from the hospital usually return within five years. This program aims to change that.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham