U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk
As extremist militants tightened their grip on northern Iraq, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said he believes President Barack Obama isn’t up to the task of ending the violence and protecting American interests, and needs to overhaul his national security team.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said Friday he has evidence the Veterans Administration falsified wait times for patients at VA hospitals, and he said the matter demands criminal investigation.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants heads to roll at Hines VA Hospital, due to the millions of dollars in bonuses paid out for top executives since 2011, in light of questions about whether patient waiting times were manipulated.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) visited a Bronzeville charter school on Friday to promote legislation pending in Congress to significantly boost federal funding for charter schools.
Kirk said if people want to fire their elected officials, they can vote them out of office.
Seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Durbin in November, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis on Thursday welcomed the belated support of Durbin’s GOP colleague on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.
The Republican from Highland Park, who suffered a stroke in January 2012, attended a round-table discussion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with Chicago-area stroke researchers. He emphasized the importance of funding National Institutes of Health research.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has proposed legislation that would require the federal government to tell air travelers which airports don’t adequately check passengers for stolen passports.
“Any unanticipated spill is cause for concern, but given the Whiting refinery’s recent expansion of its operations to double the amount of heavy oil sands being processed, this spill raises questions about the long-term safety and reliability of BP’s new, expanded production at Whiting,” they wrote.
In the wake of the massive theft of information from Target customers, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has proposed tougher federal penalties for computer hackers who steal credit card numbers.
Three members of the state’s congressional delegation are teaming up in a bipartisan effort to establish a national park in the historic Pullman neighborhood.
The proposed 47-mile tollway would link Interstate 55 in Illinois to Interstate 65 in Indiana.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Zachary Fardon as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois late Wednesday, filling the vacancy created when Patrick Fitzgerald stepped down, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Part of Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood is a step closer to becoming a national park.
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is once again shining a spotlight on the problem of street-gang violence.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said if NSA leaker Edward Snowden thinks he did the right thing by revealing the agency’s sweeping data collection of U.S. phone and Internet records, he should come home and defend himself in court.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel this Independence Day is challenging House Republicans to take up the immigration issue and pass a federal law that sets a clear path to citizenship.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago broke ground Monday morning on a new $550 million research hospital which will provide groundbreaking care.
Two prominent Illinois lawmakers met today about controversial comments one made about how to get rid of gangs in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
Congressman Bobby Rush has called U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s idea of mass prosecutions of the 18,000-member Gangster Disciples an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”