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Washington D.C. Office
713 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-2854
(202) 228-4260 fax
(202 228-1404 TDD
Email our office

Chicago Office
John C. Kluczynski Federal Office Building
230 South Dearborn St.
Suite 3900 (39th floor)
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(312) 886-3506
(312) 886-3514 fax
Toll free: (866) 445-2520
(for IL residents only)

Springfield Office
607 East Adams Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
(217) 492-5089
(217) 492-5099 fax

Marion Office
701 North Court Street
Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 997-2402
(618) 997-2850 fax

Moline Office
1911 52nd Avenue
Moline, Illinois 61265
(309)736-1217
(309)736-1233 fax

Seal of the State of Illinois

Welcome to my online office

Thank you for visiting my online U.S. Senate office. It is an honor and privilege to represent you in the United States Senate. As your Senator, I want to be your voice in Washington, but first I need to hear your thoughts and concerns. So I hope that you will consider my U.S. Senate website your link to me and that you find it a useful tool to help me better serve you.

Please visit often, since I will regularly post the most up-to-date Senate news and information on important events going on across the state. Here, you will also find information about the constituent services my office can provide.

Again, thank you for visiting my online office.

Sincerely,
Barack Obama

Press Releases

Obama Statement on Rumsfeld Resignation
November 8, 2006

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today released the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: "Last night, the American people sent an overwhelming message to Washington that it's time to change our failed course in Iraq, and today's resignation of Donald Rumsfeld is a belated step in the right direction," said Obama. "But to truly end the ideological mismanagement of this war, we must replace not just a person, but a strategy, and that will take the work of both Democrats and Republicans finding common ground and common solutions in the weeks to come."

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On the Issues

Crime

Senator Obama is a strong proponent of tougher measures to fight crime, in particular the growing problem of methamphetamines, which has ravaged many communities in Illinois. He has also advocated providing more resources to local law enforcement officers.Read more

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Photos

9-26-2006 - Senator Barack Obama and other members of Congress watch as George W. Bush signs S. 2590, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, into law. The legislation will require the Office of Management and Budget to build a publicly accessible internet database of who receives federal money.

9-26-2006 - Senator Barack Obama and other members of Congress watch as George W. Bush signs S. 2590, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, into law. The legislation will require the Office of Management and Budget to build a publicly accessible internet database of who receives federal money..

Veterans Resources

Veterans Benefits Administration — Special Outreach to Veterans

Senator Obama and other members of Congress have required the VA to provide additional information to all veterans who live in the states where the average amount of VA disability compensation paid is lower than in other states, including Illinois.

Veterans who feel like the VA made a mistake in their claim are encouraged to call 1-800-827-1000 or visit: www.vba.va.gov/SpecialOutreach

In The News

Obama Comes to Rockford
October 2, 2006

Senator Barack Obama wants to know what's important in our community. So the freshman Senator hosted a town hall meeting Saturday at Rock Valley College. "We should begin a phased withdrawal and we should begin this year," Obama says. Condemning the war in Iraq was the highlight of this town hall meeting. Senator Barack Obama says the war has become less about the military and more about the game of politics.

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Statements

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony
November 13, 2006

I have two daughters, ages five and eight. And when I see the plans for this memorial, I think about what it will like when I first bring them here upon the memorial's completion. I imagine us walking down to this tidal basin, between one memorial dedicated to the man who helped give birth to a nation, and another dedicated to the man who preserved it. I picture us walking beneath the shadows cast by the Mountain of Despair, and gazing up at the Stone of Hope, and reading the quotes on the wall together as the water falls like rain.

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