Jim Durkin http://northernpublicradio.org en Cook County Republican Durkin Joins "The Four Tops" http://northernpublicradio.org/post/cook-county-republican-durkin-joins-four-tops <p>Call him “House Minority Leader Durkin.” State Representative Jim Durkin was elected Thursday by his Republican colleagues as their new House leader.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new Republican leader is from the Cook County village of Western Springs. He’s an attorney and has served twice in the Illinois House: from 1994 to 2002, and from 2006 to today. In between, he ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:11:30 +0000 WNIJ 35367 at http://northernpublicradio.org Cook County Republican Durkin Joins "The Four Tops"