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CBS Chicago: Duckworth: ‘Today Is My Alive Day’

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth said Monday is the 14th anniversary of the day she almost died while in combat. In a tweet, Duckworth said “I was quite literally in pieces, but my buddies risked their lives … Continue reading

Military.com: I Owe My Life to the Warrior Ethos of My Fellow Troops

“I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade.” I can still recite the lines of the Warrior Ethos — but I’m alive today because when … Continue reading

WBBM Radio: Chicago Veterans Honored At City Hall, With Help From Sen. Duckworth

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) –Chicago honored veterans in a ceremony at City Hall Sunday, on the 100th anniversary of the unofficial end of World War One. Brigadier General Mark C Jackson said the Illinois National Guard has been activated several times … Continue reading

Chicago Tribune: Durbin, Duckworth, Foster want probe of Trump EPA response to Sterigenics cancer risks

Both U.S. senators from Illinois and a Chicago-area congressman are calling for an independent investigation of the Trump administration’s response to federal research that found the Sterigenics plant in west suburban Willowbrook is responsible for some of the nation’s highest … Continue reading

Duquoin Call: Duckworth talks with southern Illinois veterans

MARION — U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and nearly 100 southern Illinois veterans got together in Marion this week, where she told them she does not support privitization of Veterans Affairs. and that she believes more investigation is needed into the … Continue reading

Lake County Journal: Underwood, Duckworth campaign in Lake County

ST. CHARLES – U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth joined Lauren Underwood, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Illinois’ 14th District, for a day of conversation with working parents, small-business owners and veterans in Lake County on Oct. 17. The women began … Continue reading

Time: Tammy Duckworth [:] A Champion for Breastfeeding Moms

U.S. Senator Duckworth has long been an advocate of breastfeeding accommodations, including introducing legislation that requires all medium and large airports to offer a lactation room for mothers. But when the Illinois Democrat became the first Senator to give birth … Continue reading

Self: Breastfeeding Rooms Will Now Be Required at All Major Airports

Air travel is about to become a lot more comfortable and convenient for nursing moms. On Friday, a 2017 bill requiring commercial airports to have designated breastfeeding rooms available became law. Known as the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, … Continue reading

USA Today: Nursing rooms for breastfeeding moms now required at all major airports

Nursing moms will soon find it easier to travel through airports across the country. Commercial airports will be required to provide lactation rooms at each passenger terminal building of the airport, thanks to the passage of the Friendly Airports for … Continue reading

The Hill: Senate Dem: Trump’s ‘fake, hyperbolic rantings’ an insult to real Medal of Honor recipients

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Thursday unloaded on President Trump for saying House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) should “get the Medal of Honor.” Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, called the president’s remark insulting to “real Medal of Honor … Continue reading

The Daily Northwestern: Duckworth releases statement criticizing Sessions’ opposition of CPD reform

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Wednesday condemned Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that he will oppose a decree to reform the Chicago Police Department. The decree followed a 200 page report by the Department of Justice, which investigated CPD … Continue reading

Central Illinois Proud: Durbin, Duckworth support AG investigation into Rauner administration’s role in vets home outbreak

WASHINGTON DC – The Illinois Attorney General’s office has launched an investigation into the way Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration handled the deadly outbreak at the Quincy Illinois Veterans Home. A spokeswoman told the Chicago Tribune yesterday that Lisa Madigan’s team … Continue reading