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Kirk Backs Off Suggestion Some Border Kids Are Criminals

Friday, Sen. Kirk was all about the their safety and their welfare. A Democratic representative was not swayed by the change of heart. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/11/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. U.S. officials say Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan, was exchanged for five Taliban commanders being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to published reports. Bergdahl is in stable condition at a Berlin hospital, according to the reports.  (Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Kirk: Soldier-For-Taliban Swap Should Be Investigated

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says Guantanamo Bay should be a “black hole” for terrorists and they should never get out.

06/20/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. U.S. officials say Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan, was exchanged for five Taliban commanders being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to published reports. Bergdahl is in stable condition at a Berlin hospital, according to the reports.  (Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Kirk: President Wrong To Swap Five Taliban Members For Captive U.S. Soldier

Kirk says it endangers military and diplomatic personnel stationed around the world. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

06/05/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Voices New Allegations From Hines VA Hospital Staff

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he’s met with doctors from a suburban Chicago veterans hospital who tell him “boxes and boxes” of echocardiograms went unread for weeks and that some patients died in the interim.

05/30/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Sen. Kirk: Changes Needed At The Top At Hines VA Hospital

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says five cases had to be settled in court after treatment delays harmed Hines VA patients.

05/22/2014

I guess that's an old computer... ? (Photo by Mike Lawn/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The Illinois Politicians That Want To Take Your Internet Rights Away From You

With net neutrality effectively neutered, Internet service providers (ISPs) starting to do as they please and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) attempting to create new rules for broadband Internet, now is a good time to take stock of those who support an open Internet and those who don’t.

05/13/2014

What a sweet computer, bro! No, this wasn't the best photo we had, I just liked it. (Photo Credit: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Quick And Dirty Guide To Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is a simple concept: it’s the idea that big companies that provide Internet have to treat all websites as equals. What does this mean for you and me?

05/13/2014

(Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Happy May Day! The Minimum Wage Still Hasn’t Been Raised… So Let’s Create A Maximum Wage!

If the government doesn’t raise the minimum wage soon, should they instead create a maximum wage for the rich? One writer thinks so…

05/01/2014

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

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