Durbin, Duckworth Announce Nearly $11 Million In VAWA Funding For Illinois

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $10,918,475 in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to help Illinois agencies and community groups provide critical support and protections for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Today's funding comes from various DOJ programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to prevent, combat, and investigate sexual assault and violence against women and s… Continue Reading


Durbin Pushes To Improve Amtrak On-Time Performance Following OIG Report

WASHINGTON - Following the recent publication of the Amtrak Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) report titled "Better Estimates Needed of the Financial Impacts of Poor On-Time Performance," U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent letters to Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to continue a longstanding and crucial discourse on the negative effects of on-time performance (OTP) on Illinois Amtrak riders-particularly along the Chicago-to-Carbondale Illini/Saluki route-at the hand … Continue Reading


Durbin Meets With Rock Island Army Corps Commander To Discuss Quincy Bay

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with Colonel Steven Sattinger, Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, to discuss the need to restore Quincy Bay, one of the largest natural bays of the Upper Mississippi River. Last month, Durbin included language in the Senate FY2020 Energy & Water appropriations bill directing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to continue working with Quincy to prioritize this environmental re… Continue Reading