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  • Durbin 'overjoyed' Gross is home; Roskam questions shift in U.S.-Cuba ties

    Durbin 'overjoyed' Gross is home; Roskam questions shift in U.S.-Cuba ties
    Sen. Dick Durbin said Wednesday he was “overjoyed” to be welcoming home Alan Gross, the U.S. citizen held five years in a Cuban prison, but a senior Republican in the Illinois congressional delegation criticized the release of Cuban spies in return.
  • Cuban-Americans in Chicago divided on diplomatic changes

     Cuban-Americans in Chicago divided on diplomatic changes
    Cuban-Americans in Chicago shared a range of reactions Wednesday to the announcement that the U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years. At Senor Pan Cafe, a Kelvyn Park restaurant that specializes in Cuban sandwiches,...

    Gross released after a year of talks, Vatican involved: U.S. senator

    Negotiations for the release of ailing U.S. aid worker Alan Gross lasted for about a year, with significant involvement by the Vatican, U.S. Senator Richard Durbin told Reuters on Wednesday. Durbin said the White House called him on Tuesday night with...

    Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race

    Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race
    Sen. Dick Durbin spent $10.8 million on his 2014 re-election, more than four times as much as his Republican challenger, new reports show. Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate, won a fourth term Nov. 4, capturing 54 percent of the votes...

    Jon Stewart, Sen. Al Franken: Sunday guests

    Jon Stewart, Sen. Al Franken: Sunday guests
    The Sunday morning lineup of guests: Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., talk to "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon on CNN. A panel on Obama and immigration features Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.;  Alberto Gonzales, former...