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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Calls For Crackdown On For-Profit Colleges

Senator Dick Durbin says he’s renewing his efforts on Capitol Hill to crack down on abuses by some for-profit colleges.

01/18/2013

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

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin Hosts Soldiers For State Of The Union

Two Illinois Soldiers were on hand for the State of the Union Address Tuesday night.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2011

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. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Tone Down Violent Political Language

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says it’s time to tone down violent political language, in the wake of the Arizona shooting spree that critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)

CBS Chicago–01/10/2011

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