Sen. Mark Kirk

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Rep. Davis, Sen. Kirk Claim Sugar Subsidies Costing Illinois Jobs

The recently passed Farm Bill left the U.S sugar subsidy program intact and two local lawmakers say that’s costing Illinois jobs, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.


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

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

First Photo Of Senator Mark Kirk After Stroke Released

Sen. Mark Kirk’s staff has released the first photo of the senator since he suffered a stroke in January.


Rep. Randy Hultgren

Rep. Hultgren: Illinois Economy Just Keeps Getting Worse

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) is updating the gloomy fiscal picture of Illinois’ finances painted last fall by now-ailing U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

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 Starts Rehabilitation Exercises After Stroke

The 52-year-old Republican is adapting well to the program following the stroke he had the weekend of Jan. 21, doctors say.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Surgeons Reattach Part Of Sen. Kirk’s Skull

Doctors on Tuesday reattached a portion of Sen. Mark Kirk’s skull, which had been removed to help relieve pressure on his brain after he suffered a stroke.



Kirk Tours Early Education Center That Wants New Reforms

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) spent the day Wednesday gathering information about education reform on Chicago’s South Side.

WBBM Newsradio–12/22/2011

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

Durbin, Kirk: Improve Access To Emergency Allergy Medicine For Kids

Illinois’ two U.S. Senators plan to introduce legislation to make it easier for kids with allergies to get the help they need.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk Wants Crackdown On Doctors Who Enable Painkiller Abuse

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is introducing legislation to crack down on doctors who overprescribe painkillers that get abused by teens.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk: Islamic Fundamentalists May Take Over In Egypt

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says the U.S. may have gained an ally in Libya, but may also have paved the way for an Islamic Fundamentalist government in Egypt following popular uprisings the U.S. supported in the Arab spring.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Extols Virtues Of Bipartisanship

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is trying to give a lesson on working across the aisle.

WBBM Newsradio–10/10/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Durbin And Kirk Want Details Of Proposed Metra Fare Hike

Illinois’ U.S. Senators have written Metra CEO Alex Clifford, demanding justification for fare hikes that could top 30 percent.

WBBM Newsradio–09/20/2011

Dan Ryan Expressway

Lawmakers: Loss Of Federal Highway Funds Could Cost Illinois 65,000 Jobs

A bipartisan push is underway from key lawmakers, who want to extend a federal highway bill and save jobs in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

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

Durbin, Kirk: Eliminating Debt Ceiling Is A Bad Idea

Ratings agency Moody’s believes if the U.S. eliminates the debt ceiling, it would reduce the uncertainty amongst bond holders.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Seeks To Tighten Rules For Felons, Congressional Pensions

Republican lawmakers have teamed up to expanded the law which block the congressional pensions from convicted felons.

WBBM Newsradio–06/13/2011

Sen. Mark Kirk, Rep. Mike Quigley

Lawmakers: Give New Teeth To Honest Services Law

Two federal lawmakers from Illinois have mounted an effort to get tougher on public corruption, by giving new tools to prosecutors.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

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

Durbin, Kirk Disagree On Bin Laden Photos

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) do not agree on whether photos of the slain Osama bin Laden should have been released to the public.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

GOP: Tax Freedom Day Comes Too Late In Illinois

Illinois Republican leaders gathered Monday for an anniversary they say comes way too late in the state – April 15.

WBBM Newsradio–04/04/2011

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office during inaugural ceremonies Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 in Springfield. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn ‘Very Comprehensive’ On Nuclear Reactor Safety

Gov. Pat Quinn says he is open to taking much more expansive measures if a nuclear accident occurs at one of Illinois’ eleven reactors.

WBBM Newsradio–03/27/2011