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

Durbin, Kirk Want Top Prosecutor Nominee To ‘Crush’ Street Gangs

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.

05/29/2013

A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster Areas

On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.

05/09/2013

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (right) and Dick Durbin speak to students at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes on May 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Kirk Says Progress Continues As He Discusses Stroke Rehab With Students

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.

CBS 2–05/03/2013

This video grab taken from North Korean TV on March 20, 2013 shows a Self-Propelled Suface to Air Missile during North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's overseeing of a live fire military drill using drones and cruise missile interceptors. (Photo credit: NORTH KOREAN TV/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk Backs Obama’s Strategy On North Korea Threats

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said he’s concerned about the increasing tensions between North Korea and the United States and its allies.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2013

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)

Sen. Kirk Supports Same-Sex Marriage: ‘Life Comes Down To Who You Love’

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.”

CBS Chicago–04/02/2013

Carolyn Murray; Michael Klonowski (CBS)

2 Locals Among Guests At State Of The Union Address

Two Chicago area residents have received invitations to attend President Obama’s State of the Union address, for markedly different reasons.

02/11/2013

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (center) waves as he is welcomed by Vice President Joe Biden (left) and colleagues, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (right) and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (far right) on Jan. 3, 2013. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk Climbs Capitol Steps, Returns To Congress A Year After Stroke

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.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

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)

Senator Kirk: ‘Stroke Was A Gift From God’

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.”

CBS 2–01/02/2013

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

Sen. Mark Kirk To Return To Capitol Hill A Year After Stroke

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.

12/31/2012

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

Senator Kirk Going Back To Work In D.C. Next Month

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke a year ago that required months of intense physical and speech rehabilitation, will return to work in Washington on Jan. 3, aides said Thursday.

12/06/2012

U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald discusses his decision to resign from his position by the end of June 2012, after more than 10 years in his job. (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Kirk Select 4 Former Federal Prosecutors As Finalists To Replace Fitzgerald

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) have sent the White House a list of four finalists to replace former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, who stepped down in June, after nearly 11 years as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2012

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

In Video, Kirk Urges Action On Illinois Credit Rating

Sen. Mark Kirk, still recovering from a major stroke, released a video Tuesday that calls for “decisive bipartisan action” to prevent further reductions in Illinois’ credit ratings.

09/18/2012

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

Kirk Sends Video Message To Colleagues At GOP Convention

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) was unable to attend this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, but he was still able to make an appearance in a video greeting for his GOP colleagues.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

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

Senator Kirk Releases New Video About Rehab From Stroke

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s office has released a new video showing parts of his continuing recovery from a major stroke in January.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, left, meets with U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert this week. (courtesy: U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's Office)

Sen. Kirk Releases Latest Photo During Stroke Recovery

The freshman senator, who had a stroke in January, says he’s walking a lot and even climbing stairs.

07/27/2012

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

Ex-Wife: Kirk Improperly Paid His Ex-Girlfriend For Campaign Work

The ex-wife of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has filed a federal election complaint, alleging he improperly paid his ex-girlfriend for campaign work.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

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

Kirk Releases Video Describing Rehab From Stroke

Less than a week after he was released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, following his stroke earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has released a video in which he thanks his doctors, and shows various parts of his intense rehab to learn to walk again.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2012

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

Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

FEMA Denies Appeal For Disaster Aid For Tornado Victims

Members of Illinois’ congressional delegation say they’re disappointed the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for disaster assistance.

03/21/2012

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

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