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Senator Kirk Used Alias To Check Into Hospital After Stroke

Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago

When U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) entered into a Chicago-area hospital after suffering a stroke in January, the senator used a fake name, presumably t...

Obama Calls Senator Kirk, Sends His 'Well Wishes'

Posted 05.31.2012 | Chicago

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) on Thursday got a call from President Barack Obama. Kirk tweeted Thursday, "Thanks to President Obama @whitehouse for calli...

Senator Kirk's Ex-Wife Files Campaign Finance Complaint

Posted 05.29.2012 | Chicago

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)'s ex-wife Kimberly Vertolli has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that the senator may have ille...

Internet Freedom Is a Human Right

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

Internet freedom -- the freedom to exchange thought, opinion, expression, and association to meet political, social, education, or religious objectives -- should not be restricted for law-abiding citizens in the United States or anywhere in the world.

WATCH: Senator Re-Learns How To Walk After Stroke

Posted 05.08.2012 | Chicago

Five months after suffering a serious stroke, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he's well on his way to recovery. The senator's office released ...

Kirk Leaves Rehab, Heads Home 3 Months After Stroke

Posted 05.03.2012 | Chicago

More than three months after he suffered a serious stroke, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is now leaving a rehabilitation center as he continues to r...

First Post-Stroke Photo Of Senator Kirk Released

Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

The office of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Tuesday released a photo of the 52-year-old senator, the first new photograph of the Illinois Republican since he...

GOP Lawmaker: Illinois Economy Continues To Deteriorate

Posted 04.12.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.), standing in for the still recovering U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, on Wednesday delivered a report on the state's financi...

Kirk's Condition Upgraded To Good, Senator Watched Super Bowl

Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), still recovering from a ischemic stroke and undergoing brain surgery more than two weeks ago, has seen his condition ...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator Suffers Stroke, Undergoes Surgery | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk (R) suffered a stroke over the weekend and is being treated in a Chicago hospital where he underwent emergency b...

Mark Kirk: Mitt Romney Is What 'America Needs'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Chicago

Mitt Romney is expected to get another endorsement out of the Illinois GOP this week, as U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is reportedly set to announce his supp...

Senior Arrested Protesting Cuts To Social Services: 'I'm Ready To Make Noise'

The Huffington Post | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

More than 1,000 senior citizens and their supporters marched from Chicago's Federal Plaza to the intersection of Jackson and Clark Street Monday morni...

Illinois Senators Differ On 'Occupy,' Kirk Calls Protests 'Unintellectual'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Chicago

Illinois' two U.S. senators this week addressed the continuing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that have only continued to grow in their home state ...

Dave Jamieson

Jobless Turn Out On Capitol Hill To Press Senators | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A throng of the out-of-work and underemployed gathered in the atrium of a Senate office building Tuesday afternoon to urge lawmakers to ...

Mark Kirk In Libya To Greet New Regime

NBC Chicago | Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk became one of the first American politicians to greet the new Libyan regime, Thursday, when he traveled to the recently lib...

Chicago Tea Party Convention Invites GOP Candidates, Secures Beck, Breitbart

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tea Party hopes their regional convention, "TeaCon 2011," will carry enough cache to win over the Republican presidential candidates they'...

Republican Senators Introduce Bills To 'Fix' No Child Left Behind

Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

Former U.S. education Secretary Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Wednesday a plan to introduce new legislation...

Sen. Mark Kirk: Obama, Boehner Need ‘Some Quality Alone Time'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 11.10.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) urged President Obama to spend "some quality alone time" with House Speaker John Boehner as Congress takes up jo...

Mark Kirk To Obama: Show Boehner Jobs Speech

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk defended President Obama's jobs speech scheduled for Thursday in light of 8th District Rep. Joe Walsh's announcement th...

Cops: Man Attempts Suicide At Sen. Kirk's Office, Made Threat Against Obama

Posted 10.20.2011 | Chicago

A man is in federal protective custody Saturday after allegedly walking into U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's downtown Chicago office and attempting suicide, and...

Grading Senator Kirk's Lake Michigan Report Card

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

While we could quibble with some of the letter grades assigned, Senator Kirk deserves much credit for putting together a valuable document that can help stimulate policy discussions about the health of the Great Lakes.

WATCH: Kirk Disses Obama For Vacationing, Not Recalling Congress

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk on Wednesday criticized President Obama for not telling Congress to return to Washington to address the nation's debt probl...

Quinn Nabs Giannoulias To Head State Community College Board

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) plans to name former state treasurer and one-time U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias as the new chairman of the I...

Illinois Redistricting: Republican Congressmen Sue Over Dems' Map

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

Following the lead of some of the top Republican members of the Illinois General Assembly, who last week filed suit over the state's redrawn House and...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan Defends Education Funding, Policies To Senate Committee | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- A Wednesday hearing on 2012 education spending turned into a skeptical grilling of the Department of Education's wide-ranging and someti...