Secured the appropriation of $12 million to the U.S. Marshals Service for enhanced security measures to help protect federal judges and their families.
Introduced and secured passage of a bill to provide surviving family members of federal judges with financial and health benefits by allowing judges a limited 6-month open season to opt into the Judicial Survivors' Annuities System (JSAS).
Introduced and guided into law the John R. Justice student loan repayment program for public prosecutors and defenders. The program was funded at $10 million in its first year and will make it easier for prosecutors and defenders to forego better-paying private sector jobs in order to serve the public.
TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR A U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGESHIP
Applicants in the Northern District of Illinois should submit 12 hard copies of their completed application, along with 2 hard copies of supplementary material, to Senator Durbin's Chicago office:
230 S Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 353-4952 - ph
The deadline for submission of completed applications is January 31, 2011.
|8/11/11||East St. Louis bans package liquor sales after 1 a.m.|
|8/10/11||At Durbin's Urging, Federal Agencies Devote Additional Resources to Combat Violent Crime in East St. Louis|
|8/9/11||Durbin Announces Nearly $2.3 Million in DOJ Funding to Protect Illinois Youth|
|7/7/11||Durbin, Kirk judge five local lawyers ready for the bench|
|7/6/11||Durbin Forwards Recommendations for Federal Judges in the Northern District to White House|
|6/28/11||Opening Remarks at the First-ever Senate Hearing on the DREAM Act|
|6/28/11||Passing the DREAM Act|
|5/18/11||Remarks in Support for the Nomination of Goodwin Liu|
|5/17/11||Durbin Joins Four Other Senators in Asking for Investigation into Gasoline Price-Fixing|
|5/12/11||Durbin: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Rock Island Resident's Nomination for Federal Judgeship in the Central District|