U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk
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.”
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk met today with Zachary Fardon, the nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney in Chicago, and told him they’d like to see him focus on street gangs and gun violence.
On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk made a symbolic return to his former Congressional District on the North Shore on Friday, four months after returning to work in Congress.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said he’s concerned about the increasing tensions between North Korea and the United States and its allies.
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has announced his support for gay marriage, saying that legally discriminating against same-sex couples “is an anathema to me.”
Two Chicago area residents have received invitations to attend President Obama’s State of the Union address, for markedly different reasons.
Greeted by applause from fellow members of Congress and a crowd of onlookers, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) returned to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, climbing the 45 steps of the Capitol Building one at a time.
A day before he returns to Congress, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said the stroke he suffered last January “was a gift from God,” because of the people he’s met during his rehabilitation, and “the inner faith that I developed.”
Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 steps to the Senate’s front door this week — a walk that’s significant not just for Illinois’ junior senator, but also for medical researchers and hundreds of thousands of stroke patients.