Mark Kirk

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Sen. Kirk Issues Apology Amid Lingering Controversy About ‘Ho’ Remark

Last week, Kirk, who is seeking re-election in 2016, called fellow Republican senator and presidential candidate Lindsey Graham, a bachelor, a “bro with no ho.”

06/15/2015

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk attends gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner defeated incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Mark Kirk’s ‘Bro With No Ho’ Gaffe Latest Misstep

Sen. Mark Kirk’s derogatory word for a woman has ignited a political firestorm, and despite his apology, the issue isn’t going away.

06/12/2015

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Latest Hot Mic Gaffe: Sen. Kirk Drops The Word ‘Ho’

Mark Kirk called fellow Republican senator and presidential candidate Lindsey Graham a “bro with no ho.” The remarks were captured Thursday on a live microphone as a Senate panel conducted a roll call vote.

06/11/2015

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (L) speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry during the announcement of an agreement on Iran nuclear talks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne) on April 2, 2015. European powers and Iran on April 2 hailed a breakthrough in talks on reaching a deal to curtail Tehran's nuclear programme. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

In Illinois, Reaction To Iran Nuke Deal Falls Along Party Lines

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is blasting a preliminary nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and other world powers saying Iran will be allowed to “keep vast capabilities to make nuclear weapons.” […]

04/02/2015

Tammy Duckworth. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Tammy Duckworth Formally Announces U.S. Senate Run

Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth has formally announced she is running for the U.S. Senate.

03/30/2015

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Duckworth Will Launch U.S. Senate Bid Next Week: Report

Democrat Tammy Duckworth is raising money and tells supporters in letters she knows in her “gut” she can unseat Republican Mark Kirk, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

03/27/2015

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk: U.S. Needs To Do Everything Possible To Make Sure Radicals Have Got “No Chance In Chicago”

Senator Kirk is in Pennsylvania at a retreat for the House and Senate and tells WBBM the alleged plot to attack the U.S. Capitol is on people’s minds there.

01/14/2015

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Local Anti-War Activists Applaud Decision To Extend Deadline On Nuclear Talks With Iran

Members of Chicago’s anti-war community are applauding the decision to keep talks going between the U.S. and Iran, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/24/2014

The board at O'Hare was not encouraging for people flying to New York on Wednesday. (CBS)

Kirk, Lipinski To FAA: How Could One Person Create So Much Air-Traffic Chaos?

Two members of Illinois’ congressional delegation want answers from the FAA, which was largely silent Friday.

09/26/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes 'wherever they exist', Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with 'partner forces' on the ground in Syria and Iraq. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Airstrikes To Combat ISIS

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of […]

09/10/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Quinn-Kirk Relationship Cools After Call For Probe On Disaster Spending

Kirk supports Quinn’s opponent, Bruce Rauner, and has been raising new questions about a controversial program already under investigation.

08/05/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

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

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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

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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

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