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Durbin, Schakowsky top list of well-traveled Chicago pols

Mar 23, 2011 9:50:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
All told, Chicago-area members took 46 foreign trips in 2009 and 2010

A Tribune review found that Chicago-area members of Congress in 2009 and 2010 made 46 trips and visited 43 foreign countries, as far away the Arctic, East Africa and Inner Mongolia, the majority of which were paid for by taxpayers. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin led with 14 overseas trips and Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky was next with 10.