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  • Durbin should focus on putting American jobs first

    A TV ad for U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s campaign has him declaring how he stopped Walgreen Co. from locating its headquarters overseas. Over the years there have been a number of U.S. companies that have used loopholes in the tax code to avoid paying some corporate taxes. It’s a safe bet there will be more to come, and that could still include Walgreen.
  • Durbin touts record; Oberweis blasts 'political speak'

    Durbin touts record; Oberweis blasts 'political speak'
    In their final face-to-face meeting before Tuesday's election, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis clashed over economic and social issues, with each accusing the other of being out of touch with Illinois voters. Republican Oberweis, 68,...

    Durbin opposes super PACs but benefits from one of them

     Durbin opposes super PACs but benefits from one of them
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin long has criticized the loosening of limits on political spending, and blamed the Supreme Court last month for giving a "privileged clique and corporate titans the power to drown out the voices of ordinary Americans." But...

    Libertarian first-time candidate runs low-cost Senate race against Durbin

     Libertarian first-time candidate runs low-cost Senate race against Durbin
    Sharon Hansen, a Libertarian running for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, is a first-time candidate who recently reported just $53 in her campaign treasury and admits she doesn't even like politics. Hansen, 63, owns a bed-and-breakfast with her husband in...

    Quinn announces jobs, Rauner talks Ebola

    Quinn announces jobs, Rauner talks Ebola
    With Election Day fast approaching, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is seeking to inoculate himself against criticism he hasn’t done enough to jump start Illinois’ economy, while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner is trying to make the final week of...