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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Sen. Kirk Calls For Law To Stop Internet Ads For Prostitution

Senator Mark Kirk and States Attorney Anita Alvarez are promoting an agenda aimed at stopping prostitution advertised over the internet, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

03/10/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Two Years After Stroke, Sen. Kirk Making Strides

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine visits with Mark Kirk in Washington and asks: How’s it going?

03/03/2014

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Kirk, Durbin Effort Would Place Historic Pullman Under U.S. Parks

Pullman at 11th and Cottage started as a company town owned by George Pullman to house workers at his company, which manufactured luxurious Pullman Railroad Sleeping cars.

01/24/2014

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (center) waves as he is welcomed by Vice President Joe Biden (left) and colleagues, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (right) and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (far right) on Jan. 3, 2013. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Mark Kirk Has Gallbladder Removed

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk had surgery on Monday to have his gallbladder removed.

12/09/2013

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin (CBS file)

Durbin, Kirk Bill To Help Schoolchildren Who Suffer From Allergies

Both U.S. Senators from Illinois were at Lurie Children’s Hospital today to talk about their bill – expected to become law soon – to help schoolchildren who suffer from life-threatening allergies.

11/10/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Pastors Urge Kirk To Support Slave Reparations Bill

Senator Mark Kirk ruffled a lot of feathers with his recent plan to round up 18,000 gang members but a group of South Side pastors say they have a way for him to redeem himself: Help pass legislation to give African Americans reparation.

09/02/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, left, and Congressman Bobby Rush talk to reporters Thursday after touring Chicago's distressed Englewood neighborhood. (CBS)

Disagreements Linger After Kirk, Rush Tour Englewood

While Kirk and Rush appeared unified in their support of the South Side area, they disagreed over the fundamental way to turn things around there.

08/29/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Sen. Kirk Wants To Digitize Veterans’ Disability Claims To Speed Up Process

Senator Mark Kirk says there’s a reason, but no excuse, for a year plus delay in processing veterans’ disability claims, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/03/2013

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk Returns To Work This Week

It has been nearly a year since U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk suffered a major stroke. This week, Kirk will finally head back to the Senate, and get back to work.

01/02/2013

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Sen. Kirk Pays First Visit To Office Since Stroke

The Illinois Republican spent about a half-hour meeting with aides on Thursday in advance of his anticipated return to work when the new Congress convenes on Jan. 3.

12/21/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Ex-Wife: Kirk Improperly Paid His Ex-Girlfriend For Campaign Work

The ex-wife of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has filed a federal election complaint, alleging he improperly paid his ex-girlfriend for campaign work.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Sen. Kirk Released From Rehab Institute

Nearly four months after suffering a stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has been released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and is now back at his Highland Park home.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Colleague: Kirk Is Recovering Well

There is word that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) could soon begin casting votes again as he battles back from his stroke.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk’s Progress After Stroke Continues, His Doctor Says

Dr. Richard Harvey said Friday the U.S. senator continues to improve his “mobility for day-to-day activities.” He adds that Kirk has been meeting regularly with his staff and has been getting visits from close friends and family.

03/09/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Stroke Victim Kirk Moves To Rehabilitation Center

Kirk, 52, was moved from Northwestern Memorial Hospital to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where doctors will assess his condition and tailor a treatment program for him.

02/10/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk ‘Alert And Responsive’ After Latest Stroke Operation

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is described as alert and responsive after another operation to relieve swelling in his brain, after he suffered a stroke last weekend.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Blasts Congressional District Remap

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says the new congressional district map drawn up by Illinois Democrats denies suburban voters a voice.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

Durbin, Kirk: It’s Time To Clean Up Chicago River

Illinois’ two U.S. senators – and some other politicians – took a water taxi tour of the Chicago River Sunday before proclaiming that it’s time to clean it up.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk: Pakistan Was ‘Probably Fully Aware’ Of Bin Laden’s Hideout

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said he believes that the Pakstani government was “probably fully aware” that Osama bin Laden was living somewhere in the country.

WBBM Newsradio–05/07/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk: White House May Need To Release Photo Of Bin Laden’s Corpse

The Illinois junior senator concedes it could be grisly, but suggests releasing photographic evidence of Osama bin Laden’s death would quash conspiracy theories that he survives.

05/02/2011

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