Dick Durbin http://northernpublicradio.org en Prison Sale Moves Ahead; 1,100 Jobs Expected http://northernpublicradio.org/post/prison-sale-moves-ahead-1100-jobs-expected <p>The federal Bureau of Prisons today filed documents in federal court in Rockford to acquire Thomson Correctional Center at a price of $165 million. More than 1,100 jobs are expected to be generated once the facility is fully operational.</p><p>The announcement was made this afternoon at the prison by Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Thomson Mayor <span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Jerry “Duke” Hebeler, who initially proposed in 2009 that the prison be sold to the federal government as an economic boost&nbsp; to the area.</span></p><p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 19:31:58 +0000 WNIJ 19270 at http://northernpublicradio.org Prison Sale Moves Ahead; 1,100 Jobs Expected Durbin Sounds Alarm As Farm Bill Deadline Looms http://northernpublicradio.org/post/durbin-sounds-alarm-farm-bill-deadline-looms <p>Time is running out for Congress to pass a comprehensive farm bill. The current law expires at the end of the month.&nbsp; Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:02:49 +0000 Mike Moen 18486 at http://northernpublicradio.org Durbin Sounds Alarm As Farm Bill Deadline Looms Durbin Not Ready To Endorse Quinn http://northernpublicradio.org/post/durbin-not-ready-endorse-quinn <p>Illinois’ senior U.S. Senator is holding off backing Governor Pat Quinn for reelection. Dick Durbin says he’ll wait to make sure Quinn’s actually planning to run in 2014. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:56:04 +0000 Mike Moen 18191 at http://northernpublicradio.org Durbin Not Ready To Endorse Quinn Rockford Airport Area Road Plan: More Business, More Jobs http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-airport-area-road-plan-more-business-more-jobs <p></p><p>A major road reconstruction project bordering the <a href="http://flyrfd.com/">Chicago-Rockford International Airport</a> is expected to boost business in the region.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:56:50 +0000 Susan Stephens 17574 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Airport Area Road Plan: More Business, More Jobs Durbin, Kirk will head panel on U.S. Attorney http://northernpublicradio.org/post/durbin-kirk-will-head-panel-us-attorney <p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says he and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., will seek an even-handed and bipartisan or nonpartisan replacement for outgoing U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago.</p><p>Durbin said the two senators will appoint a six-member committee to screen applicants for the job.</p><p>He says it doesn&#39;t matter if the next top prosecutor is from Illinois or from the outside, as Fitzgerald was when he was appointed.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:40:17 +0000 WNIJ 13925 at http://northernpublicradio.org Durbin, Kirk will head panel on U.S. Attorney Rochelle ethanol plant making its own electricity http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rochelle-ethanol-plant-making-its-own-electricity-0 <p>&nbsp;</p><p>An ethanol plant in Rochelle could serve as a model for other manufacturers looking to save big on their electricity bills.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 04:35:49 +0000 Susan Stephens 9708 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rochelle ethanol plant making its own electricity