Durbin, Illinois Mayors Discuss 2015 Priorities

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with mayors from across Illinois who are in Washington, D.C. for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. Durbin discussed 2015 priorities including transportation and infrastructure initiatives, helping working families, marketplace fairness and local economic development.

“The Illinois mayors and local leaders who are here in Washington today represent an important voice for each of their communities, cities and townships back home,” Durbin said. “I look forward to working with them to help create good-paying jobs, bring home federal dollars, and support working families across our state.”

B-roll from today’s meeting is available in high definition HERE and standard definition HERE.

A photo of today’s meeting is available HERE.

Mayors in attendance today include: Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Executive Director of the DuPage Mayors Association Mark Baloga, Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore, Lake Barrington Mayor Kevin Richardson and Hanover Park Mayor Rodney Craig.   


On Thursday, Durbin will address the U.S. Conference of Mayors to discuss his bipartisan bill, the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would give states the option to require both brick and mortar and online retailers to collect taxes already owed.  It will give local brick and mortar retailers a chance to compete on a level playing field and allow states and localities to collect much needed revenue. The bill passed the Senate with an amendment by a vote of 69 to 27 in 2013 but has never been called for a vote in the House of Representatives.