Republican Sen. Kirk: Fundraising More Challenging Here With Trump Atop TicketThe incumbent admits fundraising is a little harder among Republican donors because of uncertainty over Trump’s candidacy.
Duckworth Settles Retaliation Lawsuit; Agreement That No Law ViolatedA settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.
Mud-Slinging Begins In U.S. Senate Race Between Kirk, DuckworthIncumbent Mark Kirk, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth released their first TV ads, and they're both on the attack.
Judge Allows Workplace Retaliation Case Against Duckworth To Go To TrialUnion County Judge David Boie rejected an effort by government lawyers to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing the case to go to trial in August and remain a campaign issue for Duckworth.
Kirk Meets With Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Garland, Urges GOP To Hold Confirmation HearingsSen. Mark Kirk became the first Republican senator to meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, complimenting President Barack Obama's pick Tuesday as "one of the most eminent jurists in the country" and criticizing GOP leaders' refusal to hold confirmation hearings or a vote on him.
Duckworth, Kirk Expected To Spend Big In Senate RaceCBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports, Democrats will be clamoring to regain the seat.
Investigation Finds No Secret Wait Lists At VA HospitalAn internal watchdog for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found patients faced delays accessing care at a suburban Chicago veterans' hospital, but its report uncovered no evidence supporting a whistleblower's claim of a scheme to hide the long wait times.
Napoleon Harris Touting Leadership In Bid To Top Better Known Rivals For Democratic Senate NominationThe third Democrat vying for Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk’s seat was making his case before a luncheon of civic and business leaders today, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Sen. Kirk Announces Support For President Obama Getting Chance To Fill Supreme Court Vacancy U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) says he believes President Barack Obama should put forward a nominee to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by the death of Antonin Scalia.
Democrats Running For U.S. Senate Seat Spar Over Leadership During Tribune Editorial Board DebateThe three Democrats running for incumbent Republican Mark Kirk’s U.S. Senate seat had a mostly cordial debate today. But there were a few sparks, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Sen. Kirk Issues Apology Amid Lingering Controversy About 'Ho' RemarkLast 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."
Mark Kirk's 'Bro With No Ho' Gaffe Latest MisstepSen. Mark Kirk's derogatory word for a woman has ignited a political firestorm, and despite his apology, the issue isn't going away.

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