Senator Mark Kirk

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Expects Major Changes With Republican Control Of Senate

Senator Mark Kirk says some major changes are now coming with the Republican legislative sweep in the fields of oil, health and immigration, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/05/2014

A screen capture of the "Back Off Bullies" game. (Credit: Motorola Mobility.)

Sen. Kirk Works With Students To Develop Anti-Bullying Game App

A game app for Android smart phones has been created by kids, for kids, to combat bullying. And it’s coming to a school near you.

10/25/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk: Strikes At Defacto ISIS Capital Show ‘We Can Reach Out And Touch Them’

The strikes hit two targets: The terror group ISIS and an Al Qaeda off-shoot known as the Khorasan group.

09/23/2014

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)

Kirk Urges Republican Colleagues Not To Play Politics With Military Action Against ISIS

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is warning fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill against trying to score political points over President Obama’s plan to attack and destroy the Islamic State terrorists, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/11/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk: U.S. Should “Bomb The Hell Out Of” ISIS, Keep Journalists Away

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says the United States should take a hard line against the Islamic State group.

09/02/2014

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Kirk: Passports Enable Homegrown Terrorist To Travel Freely

Douglas McCain, the Chicago-born ISIS fighter killed in Syria, apparently wasn’t alone.

08/27/2014

Senator speaks about keeping people from joining gangs at Cook County Jail Division  11. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Kirk Meets With Gang Members During Tour Of Cook County Jail

Sen. Mark Kirk is applauding law enforcement’s efforts to stop gangs. He focused on more than one program in a tour of Cook County Jail on Wednesday, reports WBBM’s Craig Delimore reports.

08/20/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Introduces Legislation To Crack Down On Sex Trafficking

Senator Mark Kirk said Monday he and Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein have introduced legislation to further crackdown on people involved in human trafficking.

06/30/2014

An incense product that some young people are inhaling can have serious effects, officials warn. (CBS)

Kirk Asks China To Reduce Flow Of Synthetic Marijuana Into U.S.

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is asking Chinese help to reduce the flow of synthetic marijuana into the United States, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/23/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Wants Full Investigation Into Hines VA Hospital

Federal investigators are combing records at Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood and Senator Mark Kirk says they’re there for a good reason.

05/14/2014

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)

Kirk: More Than $18 Million Available To Cops To Fight Street Gangs

Senator Mark Kirk says “it’s not a lock” that the $18.5 million to combat gangs will all go to Chicago – to help Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and his work.

01/21/2014

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

Sen. Kirk Outlines Goal To Get Stroke Victims Back To Work

Senator Mark Kirk was in Chicago Sunday to outline what he calls his “stroke agenda” before climbing a stairway at the Willis Tower as part of a fundraiser for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. That’s where the Highland Park Republican underwent physical therapy after suffering a stroke in 2012.

11/03/2013