Dick Durbin http://tspr.org en Highway Trust Fund At Risk, Threatens Illinois Jobs http://tspr.org/post/highway-trust-fund-risk-threatens-illinois-jobs At the height of the summer construction season, the national Highway Trust Fund is <a href="http://www.dot.gov/highway-trust-fund-ticker" target="_blank">at risk of going belly-up</a> by next month.<p>The fund helps pay for road work and bridge repairs all across the nation. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:43:38 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56174 at http://tspr.org Highway Trust Fund At Risk, Threatens Illinois Jobs Schock Dedicates Pavillion In Western Illinois, Hopes To Establish National Park http://tspr.org/post/schock-dedicates-pavillion-western-illinois-hopes-establish-national-park An effort to create a national park at former town site in western Illinois remains stalled in the US Senate.&#160; Congressman Aaron Schock, a Republican, is part of a bi-partisan group of lawmakers seeking the designation for New Philadelphia.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Amanda Vinicky" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201311/SchockACA_111213.JPG" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuis/audio/2014/06/2014-06-03NewPhiladelphiaSchockWRAP.mp3" class="asset-audio">Lee Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:17:07 +0000 Lee Strubinger 54314 at http://tspr.org Schock Dedicates Pavillion In Western Illinois, Hopes To Establish National Park Durbin and Oberweis Divided on Issues http://tspr.org/post/durbin-and-oberweis-divided-issues <p>Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Oberweis of Illinois has announced his support for raising the minimum wage, but only for those over the age of 26. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:31:01 +0000 Emily Boyer 51574 at http://tspr.org Durbin and Oberweis Divided on Issues Labor Agreements for FutureGen http://tspr.org/post/labor-agreements-futuregen <p>Backers of the proposed FutureGen power plant have reached an agreement with the leaders of 17 labor unions. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:44:04 +0000 Brian Mackey 51542 at http://tspr.org Labor Agreements for FutureGen Durbin Pushing for Unemployment Assistance http://tspr.org/post/durbin-pushing-unemployment-assistance <p>U-S Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said one of his first priorities when the Senate reconvenes will be to call for an extension of unemployment benefits. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:20:47 +0000 Brian Mackey 47056 at http://tspr.org Durbin Pushing for Unemployment Assistance