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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

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

Kirk Will Miss Part Of Lame Duck Session

Illinois Republican Mark Kirk won’t be seated in the U.S. Senate in time for the start of the lame duck session of Congress this month – unlike two other newly elected senators.

11/06/2010

Mark Kirk

Kirk Will Miss Part Of Senate’s Lame Duck Session

Republican Mark Kirk won’t join the U.S. Senate in time for the start of the lame duck session, which complicates his pledge to fight any last-minute tax and spending bills.

11/05/2010

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

Kirk Seeks Quick Transition Into Senate

It may not be quick enough for Kirk to serve during the entire lame-duck session of Congress. The Illinois State Board of Elections does not have to certify Tuesday’s results until Nov. 23.

11/04/2010

Midterm Election Winner Mark Kirk Meets With Opponent Giannoulias At Chicago Bar

Kirk And Giannoulias Grab A Brew

It was just a beer among friends, if you can believe the spin.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2010

Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias at the Billy Goat Tavern

Kirk And Giannoulias Meet For A Beer At Billy Goat

Senator-elect Mark Kirk thanked voters as they exited their trains at the Ogilvie Transportation Center.

11/03/2010

Senator-Elect Mark Kirk Greeted Voters Wednesday At The Ogilvie Transportation Center. (Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Photo)

Republican Mark Kirk Defeats Giannoulias In Senate Race

Republican Mark Kirk has won the race for the U.S. Senate seat, according to the Associated Press.

11/02/2010

Alexi Giannoulias (left) and Mark Kirk (AP)

Kirk Takes Lead Over Giannoulias In Senate Race

Early results in the U.S. Senate race offer some good news for Democrat Alexi Giannoulias.

11/02/2010

Alexi Giannoulias and Mark Kirk (credit: Brian Kersey/Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Dead Heat In Senate Race As Polls Close

Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk are battling for the U.S. Senate seat that President Barack Obama used to hold.

CBS 2–11/02/2010

Illinois U.S. Senate candidates Republican Mark Kirk, left, and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias are seen before a televised debate.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Voters Cast Ballot For U.S. Senate

Illinoisans could be up late Tuesday night watching the results of the race to open the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2010

Illinois U.S. Senate candidates Republican Mark Kirk, left, and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias are seen before a televised debate.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Senate Candidate Race A Toss-Up Day Before Election

The race to fill President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat is a toss-up just one day before the election. Candidates Alexi Giannoulias and Mark Kirk are campaigning until the very end. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.

11/01/2010

Gov. Pat Quinn (left), state Sen. Bill Brady (credit: AP Photos)

Candidates In Final Stretch Of Push For Votes

It’s down to the wire for many of the candidates who are in the final stretch of the weekend push to get to votes.

CBS 2–10/31/2010

Illinois U.S. Senate candidates Republican Mark Kirk, left, and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias are seen before a televised debate.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Harsh Words, Old Accusations In Senate Debate

Civility is a thing of the past in the race for President Barack Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat.

10/27/2010

Bill Clinton

Clinton Backs Illinois Democrats At Chicago Rally

Former President Bill Clinton was in Chicago to attend a major Democratic rally.

CBS 2–10/26/2010

Republican Senate candidate Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Democratic Senate nominee, Illinois talk before their debate on October 19, 2010 (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Poll Shows Kirk With Slight Advantage

A new poll indicates that Republican Mark Kirk has opened up a small lead the U.S. Senate race, but it remains too close to call.

10/25/2010

Republican Senate candidate Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Democratic Senate nominee, Illinois talk before their debate on October 19, 2010 (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Giannoulias Slams Kirk Over ‘Beijing Fundraiser’

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is accusing Republican opponent Mark Kirk of “economic treason” as the two sides skirmish over a small fundraiser in the race for President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.

10/21/2010

Republican Senate candidate Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Democratic Senate nominee, Illinois talk before their debate on October 19, 2010 (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Gloves Come Off In Senate Candidate Debate

The gloves came off, as the candidates for the U.S. Senate squared off in a one-hour debate.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2010

Gov. Pat Quinn (left), state Sen. Bill Brady (credit: AP Photos)

Suburban, Downstate Papers Issue Endorsements

Three suburban and downstate papers have endorsed Mark Kirk for U.S. Senate, while two others are split in their endorsements for governor.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2010

First lady Michelle Obama With Illinois Congressional Candidates, Bill Foster, Left, Debbie Halvorson, Right, And Dan Seals. (AP Photo)

First Lady Campaigns For Ill. Democrat Candidates

For only the third time since her husband became President, Michelle Obama is waking up in the master bedroom of her Hyde Park mansion.

WBBM Newsradio–10/14/2010

Alexi Giannoulias (left) and Mark Kirk (AP)

Kirk, Giannoulias Hitting Campaign Trail Hard

The two major-party candidates for U.S. Senator from Illinois are hitting the campaign trail hard, and a major stop Monday is the Columbus Day Parade downtown.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2010

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