Durbin Opens District Office in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) hosted an open house celebrating the grand opening of his new district office in Rock Island, Illinois today. The office will assist residents of 20 counties in Western and North Central Illinois with issues related to the federal government. The Rock Island location is the newest addition to Senator Durbin’s offices throughout the state, which include Chicago, Springfield, and Carbondale.

“With a new physical presence in Rock Island, I look forward to expanding my office’s outreach efforts to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of the residents of Rock Island and the rest of the region. The new office will give my staff the ability to provide more convenient and individual service to the people living and working in the region. From the Rock Island Arsenal to the multimodal transportation center in Moline, the Quad Cities serve as a center of transportation, job creation, and economic development for the region. I am very pleased to be here today for the office’s official opening,” Durbin said.

The Rock Island office will be staffed by Brad Middleton, Western Illinois Outreach Coordinator, and Kate Jennings, a veteran Senate aide. Middleton, a native of Rock Falls and graduate of Knox College, most recently worked in Senator Durbin’s Washington, DC office as a legislative assistant. Jennings, a Pleasant Plains native and graduate of Bradley University, has previously handled constituent services and outreach in the Quad Cities for both Senator Burris and then-Senator Obama. Middleton and Jennings will serve as community liaisons for constituents, civic organizations, as well as local, county, and state government agencies. They will also be available to help constituents resolve issues with federal agencies.

The office will be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, starting on Tuesday, May 31. The office is located at 1504 Third Avenue, Suite 227, Rock Island, Illinois 61201. The main phone number is (309) 786-5173.