Senator Durbin talks to residents about unemployment benefits
Decatur - Senator Dick Durbin talked to people in Decatur over the weekend about getting back to work, while helping them as they search.
Durbin said, even though the economy is on an upswing, we cannot forget those still looking for jobs. The senator was joined by Democratic Congressional candidate Ann Callis, to advocated for the extension of unemployment benefits.
Nearly 1.4-millions of Americans remain unemployed. Their benefits were cut this year, after congress could not come to an agreement in 2013. 83-thousand of those people are right here in Illinois.
Durbin says, it's a result of playing party politics. The senate is expected to vote again on the proposed extensions when it reconvenes a week from this Monday. The senator also campaigned for raising the minimum wage. Hoping to increase the current rate of $8.25 to $10.10 an hour.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
The 2014 Decatur Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois, will be on Saturday, March 8th at 12:00 pm. Beach House in Nelson Park on Lake Decatur VisitMore >>
The 2014 Decatur Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois, will be on Saturday, March 8th at 12:00 pm.More >>
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WITH A NOAA WEATHER ALERT MONITOR WAND 17 has partnered with Midland Radio Corporation in offering NOAA Weather Alert Monitors. These monitors are available for sale in SchnucksMore >>
The Season of Change from winter to summer can bring dangerous severe weather. That's why StormCenter 17 is dedicating our weather resources to keep your family safe. Through the coming months you willMore >>