Mark Kirk

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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Kirk, Durbin React To Bin Laden’s Death

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are both speaking out about the death of Osama bin Laden.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Tanker Truck/Gas/Fuel (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Illinois’ Natural Resources Could Help Relieve Gas Prices

Illinois is among six states where the average price for a gallon of gas has topped $4 and several more are close behind, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge.


The gasoline prices are looking grim at Chicago stations. (CBS)

High Gas Prices Have Hidden Cost Layers

It’s not just market forces driving up the price of gasoline. There are also taxes and special additive costs, CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.


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

Kirk, Durbin Grill Nuclear Safety Experts

The U.S. senators from Illinois say they have concerns about nuclear plants here, now that vulnerabilities have been exposed in Japan.


The Braidwood nuclear power plant (CBS)

Senators To Address Doubts About Illinois Nuclear Plants

Problems with nuclear power plant reactors in Japan still have some people asking questions about the safety of nuclear power plants in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–03/23/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk: Get Nuclear Waste Away From Lake Michigan

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says the nation needs a permanent nuclear fuel waste storage system, but not near Lake Michigan, as is currently the case with the spent fuel pool in far north suburban Zion.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk Urges Obama To Clarify Libyan Mission — And U.S.’s Role

The state’s junior senator hopes President Obama delivers more clarity on what he hopes to achieve in the air strikes against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s miltary forces.


Mark Kirk and Rosemarie Andolino discuss O'Hare expansion. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Kirk: U.S. Troops Will Support Efforts In Libya

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says U.S. forces will support, though not lead, efforts to rein in Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

U.S. Senator-elect Mark Kirk (R-IL) delivers his acceptance speech during an election-night party (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Kirk Says U.S. Should Encourage Libyan People

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk predicts Muammar Gaddafi will soon be in exile and cautions against any military intervention.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2011