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With Kirk back in Senate, Durbin, Kirk renew Illinois constituent coffee

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(Photo by office of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

One of the best Illinois traditions has been the Thursday coffees hosted by Illinois senators for anyone from Illinois who is in Washington when the Senate is in session. It's a tradition going back over 35 years, started by the late Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.) After Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) suffered a stroke--sidelining him for almost a year--the two-Senator coffees obviously were put on hold. On Thursday, Durbin and Kirk held their first coffee of the 113th Congress.

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For anyone visiting Washington DC, these are wonderful to attend. I've been to two - both when Senator Durbin and then-Senator Obama were present. You are able to ask direct questions, get direct answers, and actually meet the senators. Very much worth your time.

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