Mark Kirk

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

O'Hare International Airport

Durbin, Kirk Hope For Agreement On O’Hare Expansion

A delay in the lawsuit involving the O’Hare Modernization Program is being hailed by the two U.S. senators from Illinois.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2011

Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during a blizzard on Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Senators Want Federal Help To Fix Lake Shore Drive

The two U.S. Senators from Illinois are pressing for federal assistance, in making improvements to Lake Shore Drive following last week’s blizzard.

WBBM Newsradio–02/07/2011

Mark Kirk

Kirk: Civility To Improve Between Democrats, Republicans

New U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he believes the symbolic gesture of Democrats and Republicans sitting together at the State of the Union Addresswill carry over into the regular work of Congress.

WBBM Newsradio–01/25/2011

Mark Kirk

Kirk: Bankruptcy Should Be Option For States

Freshman U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says bankruptcy should be considered as an option for some states – such as Illinois – looking to get out from under crushing debt.

WBBM Newsradio–01/21/2011

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Davis, Kirk Make Show Of Unity After Arizona Shooting

A week after a shooting rampage in Arizona left six people dead and 13 wounded including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, two prominent Illinois politicians were making a public show of solidarity.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2011

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

Kirk Backs O’Hare Expansion Plan

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk threw his support behind the plan to expand O’Hare International Airport on Friday, as Mayor Richard M. Daley called for completing the massive project despite concerns about bond ratings at O’Hare.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Outpouring Of Support For Congresswoman Shot In Arizona

Members of Illinois’ congressional delegation were offering words of sympathy and support for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and more than a dozen other people who were shot in a deadly attack in Arizona on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–01/08/2011

(Credit: AP)

Kirk Vote Helps Pass Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

New Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has broken with his party to support repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays in the military.


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

Housing Demonstrators Push Kirk To Revive Rent Program

A handful of demonstrators caroled U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s office but so far have no promise of help extending rent subsidies for some 1,000 Chicago families.


Mark Kirk takes the Senate oath Monday. (CBS)

Mark Kirk Sworn In As Illinois’ Junior U.S. Senator

The North Shore Republican congressman won a contentious election against Democrat Alexi Giannoulias for President Obama’s old Senate seat.


Mark Kirk

Kirk To Be Sworn In As Senator Monday

Republican Mark Kirk is about to become Illinois’ newest U.S. senator.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2010

Mark Kirk

Durbin: Kirk Should Be Sworn-In In Time For Tax Vote

Durbin says Republican Kirk and his supporters should not worry that his swearing-in is being delayed past the vote on tax cuts.

WBBM Newsradio–11/12/2010