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Mississippi River Meeting
December 17, 2012

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) convened a meeting between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, and industry and local stakeholders, including U.S. Reps. Jerry Costello and John Shimkus and Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, to discuss the Corps' response to the Mississippi River's low water level in East Alton on Monday, December 17. Following the meeting, Senator Durbin discussed the Corps' plans to maintain navigation on the river despite near-record low water levels.

Durbin Announces USPS Agreement to Delay Illinois Postal Facility Closures for 5 Months
December 13, 2011

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Postal Service has voluntarily agreed to put in place a five-month moratorium on closing postal facilities, which would give Congress more time to enact postal reform legislation. During that period, the Postal Service will continue to study the impact of proposed closures on service and costs and to solicit community input. The moratorium is scheduled to end on May 15, 2012.



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