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Kirk Vote Helps Pass Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

New Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has broken with his party to support repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays in the military.

12/18/2010

U.S. Capitol Dome

Immigrants Fear Loss Of Opportunity If DREAM Act Fails

A vote on the “DREAM Act” in the U.S. Senate has been put off because Democrats don’t have the votes to get it passed right now.

12/09/2010

Mark Kirk takes the Senate oath Monday. (CBS)

Mark Kirk Sworn In As Illinois’ Junior U.S. Senator

The North Shore Republican congressman won a contentious election against Democrat Alexi Giannoulias for President Obama’s old Senate seat.

11/29/2010

Mark Kirk

Kirk To Be Sworn In As Senator Monday

Republican Mark Kirk is about to become Illinois’ newest U.S. senator.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2010

Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Roland Burris Delivers Senate Farewell Speech

Sen. Roland Burris’ appointment by a disgraced governor made him an oddity and something of an outcast in Washington.

11/18/2010

Mark Kirk

Kirk Will Miss Part Of Senate’s Lame Duck Session

Republican Mark Kirk won’t join the U.S. Senate in time for the start of the lame duck session, which complicates his pledge to fight any last-minute tax and spending bills.

11/05/2010

Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias at the Billy Goat Tavern

Kirk And Giannoulias Meet For A Beer At Billy Goat

Senator-elect Mark Kirk thanked voters as they exited their trains at the Ogilvie Transportation Center.

11/03/2010

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

Republican Senate candidate Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Democratic Senate nominee, Illinois talk before their debate on October 19, 2010 (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Poll Shows Kirk With Slight Advantage

A new poll indicates that Republican Mark Kirk has opened up a small lead the U.S. Senate race, but it remains too close to call.

10/25/2010

Gov. Pat Quinn (left), state Sen. Bill Brady (credit: AP Photos)

Suburban, Downstate Papers Issue Endorsements

Three suburban and downstate papers have endorsed Mark Kirk for U.S. Senate, while two others are split in their endorsements for governor.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2010

Alexi Giannoulias (left) and Mark Kirk (AP)

Kirk, Giannoulias Hitting Campaign Trail Hard

The two major-party candidates for U.S. Senator from Illinois are hitting the campaign trail hard, and a major stop Monday is the Columbus Day Parade downtown.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2010

President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo)

Obama In Chicago To Campaign For Giannoulias

He’s here today to stump for Senate candidate and basketball buddy Alexi Giannoulias.

10/07/2010

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