Mark Kirk

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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