U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin spoke on the Senate floor today about yesterday's shooting.
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Mike Riopell covers state government and politics from Springfield, tracking the governor, state lawmakers and courts in the state capital.
Riopell previously worked out of the Daily Herald's Lake County bureau, and is covering his seventh legislative session.
While not blogging, he enjoys cycling, fishing, golfing and home repair. Follow him on Twitter at @DHStatehouse.